DIY Songbook Bee Graphic Displayed In Upcycled Frame

February 25, 2023

Photo of a vintage honey bee print on white paper.
I found this Graphics Fairy honey bee vintage graphic and printed it in the center of an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet on paper on my inkjet printer.  (I had to play with my printer's settings for size and centering).

I used this bee and a songbook page in my latest project!

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Vintage graphic of an orange and black butterfly.
Actually Plan A was to use a butterfly for the this project but I didn't really like the orange, so I opted for the bee. (Plus the fact I ruined the "Butterfly Boat" songbook page.)

The Graphics Fairy has a huge selection of vintage graphics that one can use for free without any copyright issues.

Photo of a vintage song book.
This vintage songbook had some great music pages of old songs.  I have ripped out several.

Photo of a 5 x 7 picture frame.
I found this old photo frame in a drawer in my den. It holds a 5" x 7" picture.

Photo of tracing a cardboard frame insert on a songbook page.
I used the cardboard insert in the frame to trace a 5 x 7 portion of my song page.

Photo of 5 x 7 area traced on songbook page.
Then I cut out the section of songbook page.

Photo of centering a vintage graphic on a songbook page by a window.
I held the inkjet print up to a window and placed a songbook page over it. (This is how I make sure the print is centered on the page.)

Photo of a vintage songbook page taped to an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.
The songbook page cutout is now taped, with Scotch tape, onto the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of printer paper.

I then printed the bee on the songbook page. (I had to practice with my printer to make sure I had the songbook page, taped to the printer paper, facing the right way and facing up or down correctly).  Then I printed the graphic in the center of the page.  If you have it in the printer correctly, the graphic will be on your dictionary, songbook or book page.

Photo of a picture frame being painted black.
Moving on to the frame, I brushed on Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Caviar.

I then rubbed Rub N Buff in Antique Gold onto the frame using my finger.

Photo of an upcycled frame with vintage songbook page butterfly graphic.
I left some of the black paint peeking through.

Photo of an upcycled frame with vintage songbook page butterfly graphic.
I am really into botanical prints lately so this is up my alley.

Photo of an upcycled frame with vintage songbook page butterfly graphic.
Printing graphics on book pages is really pretty easy when you get the hang of it!

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  1. This is so pretty! What a clever idea! - Briana from Texas


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