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Affordable Wall Art Ideas

Updated on June 6, 2014
Printable Art
Printable Art | Source
Quote Art
Quote Art | Source
Kitchen Art
Kitchen Art | Source

Printable Wall Art

Etsy, an online handmade marketplace where artist, makers, and vintage sellers, can sell their wares right to the public. A few years ago Etsy introduced an instant download feature for sellers to sell digital files for customers who could then download each file and print the items at home or have it professionally printed.

Many artist have now started to offer their artwork as a downloadable file. Most artist state that they holds the copyright to the file so the download is only available for personal use. This means one can not resell the file or any prints that come from the file, or use it for any other commercial use. All sellers have a policy section in their shop usually stating the rules for their digital instant downloads.

Most printable art files are set at 8 x 10 with a DPI of 300 to 500. Which means you can print larger and small sized prints. Ask the seller for the details and recommendations directly.

Search for Printable Art on Etsy


Average Instant download Art $3 - $10


Price Comparison of June 2014

Printing Service
5x7 Price
8x10 Price
11x14 Price
16x20 Price
Shutterfly
0.99
3.99
7.99
17.99
Adoramapix
0.69
1.49
3.99
9.60
Ezprints
0.65
1.99
3.45
14.95
Snapfish
0.79
2.99
unknown
unknown
Pricing is for photo printing. For canvas or framed printing please see website

Online Professional Printing Services

Most photo printing sites will also print your printable art files.

Here are a few recommendations:

Please note prices between printing services vary so do some research before purchasing also shipping prices vary.



Art Prints
Art Prints

Art Prints

Buying art prints directly from the buyers or a company that prints and sell artist work have become very affordable and buying from these sites directly supports artist.

There are many sites that are dedicated to selling artist work. These are some of the most popular sellers.

Average Art Print cost ranges from $8 to $40 dollars for an 8x10 plus the cost of shipping and handling

Frames

There are many inexpensive types of frames. I like to create a wall of multiple prints which requires many frames. I like these MCS frames I buy them in bulk for about $2.00 a piece. They come in black and white.

For Printable Art you can offer to use one of the online printing sites and pay extra for canvas printing or framed prints.

Also sites like Redbubble, Society6, and Zazzle offer different options like framed and canvas prints.

Postcard Display
Postcard Display | Source

Hanging art

One of the most affordable options is to buy small prints or postcard from your favorite artist. Many artist on Etsy offer postcards, cards, and small prints of their artwork. This is great if you are someone who likes to change their art alot. This is a great idea for teens and college students.

How to make a postcard wall display

What you will Need:

  • String or ribbon
  • thumbtacks
  • mini clothespins
  • art

I took plain thumbtacks and applied the tops of them with white glue and covered them into glitter. You can also used jeweled embellished stickers and hot glue them to the thumbtacks.

For string I like to use seam binding that can be dyed. For instructions see Seam Binding Ribbon

Search Etsy for Postcard Sets

I like the mini clothes pins they can be painted or glittered. The don't seem to leave marks on the art work unlike other types of clips.

note: If you can't put holes in the wall, using stick on hooks are a good option.


Create your own Art

Feeling Crafty? Try to create your own art. Get your family involved and make it a family activity.

See my article

DIY Wall Art

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