You can use whatever you like as artwork. Do you have a beautifully printed scarf that you love? A pin or medal from a grandparent? In hubby's case, a frisbee from an Ultimate Frisbee tournament? There are no rules! Frame them!
Here are some of my less conventional pieces. (Some of these you may recognize from previous posts.) I'll ease you into this with something not too wild and crazy. This is a photo I took on our trip to New Orleans and I had it printed on a canvas on the Shutterfly website.
Again, from our trip to New Orleans, I bought three postcards at five dollars each and framed them. They hang in our kitchen.
Don't make fun of me for this, but one time watching MTV Cribs (I know) we saw a collection of crosses hung over a fireplace. Hubby and I both thought that was really neat so we pick up crosses on our travels (and by that I mean we have picked up exactly two). Hopefully over the years we'll collect more!
I posted this little guy awhile ago. Hubby and I used to say "Hey You" when we were dating. I made this little sketch (took literally 2 minutes) and framed it.
This was another photo I took in Prague, Czech Republic, at the John Lennon wall. I took tons of photos of the wall and then framed my fave. She's in our bathroom.
And now my current favourite. My grandparents collected tea towels over the years and there is a cupboard at their cottage that is full of them! I snagged my favourite one (it must have been from a trip to western Canada due to the Rockies in the background) and had it framed with a vintage frame I found online.
There you go! I hope this inspires you to frame something special to you that you have lying around your house!