Keeping Art Safe

This past Friday I took off of work to start packing up the house.  Our possessions will be stored and I didn’t want anything to happen to any of our belongings, especially our art.  It’s very easy for stuff to get tossed around and broken when things are being stored… especially if you are digging around and start knocking things over.

I bought a roll of brown craft paper when I was at Wal-Mart for about $5.00.  I figured I could use it kind of like newspaper, to keep breakables from… well… breaking 🙂

When I started looking around, I saw that we had about 6 to 8 pieces of art that needed to be stored.  I decided to use the brown craft paper to wrap them like a present.  Enter our wedding portrait (which survived the fire- YAY):


The frame is metal, which could be easily scratched, and that’s real glass over the photo and mat.  The craft paper is pretty thick and will definitely keep this treasure safe!  I layed out the craft paper and put the photo down.  The corners kept trying to curl up on me so I pulled out some books to hold them down for a minute.


I continued to wrap it like a Christmas present… or any other present for that matter… until I got to here:


I ended up putting duct tape on the ends just to make sure that it would hold well.  Then I broke out a black marker and a little string.  And the end result is…


TA-DA!!! That’s all folks.  Wasn’t that easy?  Now when we move back in, our art should be clean and safe 🙂

I know this wasn’t rocket science or anything, but I promise you that if that roll of brown craft paper wasn’t sitting around, I wouldn’t have thought to wrap up our art.  I hope I didn’t blow anybody’s mind today with all of these genius ideas.



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