This week, the Suburble family is on its last camping trip of the season.
But how are you getting this post, if we’re galavanting in the woods?
The internet is a magical thing, my friends.
Before I chucked the last tote of clothing and boots (because it’s going to rain – boo! ) into the trailer, I decided to do a bit of “glamping up” to the space.
I stumbled on these scrapbooking papers when I was working on a different project. The paper line is called Simple Stories – if you’re thinking of creating a similar project – and it has some fantastic illustrations for many occasions.
I loved that the papers were divided into 4X6 graphics, each depicting a different image or saying. Remembering an earlier project, I realized, “I can frame these!”
This is camping art – not every-day-in-my-house-art. So I went to the dollar store and picked up these frames. They’re cheap, plastic and lightweight. It was everything I was looking for in a Glamping Art frame.
With my children “helping”, I cut up the papers and slid them into their cheapy frames. Are they not the cutest in their finished glory?
I grabbed my art, my kids, my patience, and headed out to the trailer. I hung the pictures on the wall using Command strips. This is not a sponsored post – I promise! – but I have to say that I LOVE Command strips for the trailer. I get a bit nervous when it comes to hammering nails through thin walls.
Especially when those thin walls have rain running down their sides for 75% of the year. I’m not going to be that girl who explains, “My trailer wall is rotten because I wanted to hang my $2 glamping art.”
That’d go over well at the RV shop.
With just a few strips slapped on the back of these babies (and I used the velcro strips, so that I can switch out the pictures when I feel like it), my art was hung!
Isn’t it fabulous?
It makes the trailer seem so much more homey. And it adds some colour. In case you can’t tell, things are VERY brown in our trailer.
Nature isn’t even that brown.
Trees, even. They at least have green leaves to balance it out. Sigh.
Because I cannot help myself, I have to brag about this piece of art as well. This picture is the work of someone who lives in our house.
You might have guessed it was Lila.
Nope! It’s Mr. Suburble from years and years ago.
Grandma and Grandpa Golfer saved this picture from Mr. Suburble’s childhood days and recently gifted it to him in a frame.
Here is my interpretation, for those of you who didn’t take Art History in university.
Using the more serious Command strips (so, not the velcro ones), I hung Mr. Suburble’s artwork in the trailer as well. As this camping trip is our annual fishing trip, it’s doubly significant to have this art hanging on our trailer walls. Perhaps the fish will sense Mr. Suburble’s ability to communicate with the animals (as depicted in his art) and find his hook.
I don’t really like fish, but it’s nice when Mr. Suburble catches one. He gets all Tarzan about it. “Mr. Suburble catch fish. Mr. Suburble strong.”
I can’t say that the Jane in me doesn’t love it!
Add a little glamp to your camp! And do it on the cheap! (It’s camping, after all!)
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Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell
Love it!!! That picture, along with your interpretation, is hilarious. Have a great time on your last camping adventure of the season.
Thank you so much, Kelly! I thought it might need an interpretation. Mr. Suburble has always had questionable penmanship! 😉
That is a fabulous art idea for the camper, I mean, Glamper. Great job!
Oh, thank you, Donna! It was quick and easy – just the way all Glamping art should be! 🙂
Tara, I love all the art…even Mr. Suburble’s! 😉
It’s proof that Mr. Suburble DOES have an artistic side! (perhaps it’s not his dominant side, but nevertheless, it’s still there!) 🙂
Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz
Those are so cute. AND… that drawing. hahahahahaha. YES! Have fun camping! We are headed to Yellowstone for the weekend 🙂
Yes, the drawing is priceless. It’s going to hang with pride on our trailer wall for years to come! 😉
Have lots of fun in Yellowstone! 🙂
Leave it to you to cute up your camper! How funny that you have that picture from years ago and it’s perfect art for the camper! Too cute!
I owe it all to Grandma and Grandpa Golfer for holding onto that art for all of these years. And Mr. Suburble lived up to his picture – he caught many fish this weekend! 🙂
I hate HATE camping, but I bet glamping would be much better! Great ideas.
Oh no… you HATE camping? (Though I do get it – there are times when I’m damp and dirty and the kids are pleading to bike ride in the mud and I’m thinking, “I miss my house. My big warm house…” – but for the most part, I enjoy being forced to be outside and unplug.)
I think that Glamping is much more tolerable. I like having full hook-ups (and sometimes there’s wifi)! It’s cheating at camping, but I don’t care! 😉
hahahaa totally tarzan and jane 😉
I adore your camper artwork, might have to steal the idea my friend!