I'm pretty happy with how this quick project turned out. I had two old Americana themed pictures, that just didn't fit in the new house. Frames can be expensive, so I took the pictures apart, and spray painted the frames for different projects. One frame went in the living room as a chalkboard, the other, I painted the frame oil rubbed bronze.
I didn't want to just put the pictures in a box, so I took an old book (we had two copies of Great Expectations, so I used that...), and just sat and ripped up the pages. My four year old helped and thought it was great fun to be allowed to tear a book.
Once I got enough little ripped up slivers of paper, I started gluing them on to the old picture that was in the frame. No rhyme or reason. Then I took a bit of scrapbook paper left over from this project, bonus that it matches and ties in with that project as well since some of it is in the same room! I cut that in a rectangle that would fit all three pictures, and glued that in the center.
Cheap (I had everything on hand so it didn't cost me anything), and EASY custom wall decor!