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Wall Art - DIY & On The Cheap
Wall Art - On the Cheap and DIY
DIY Wall Art is often comprised of materials you may already own so it can easily be made on the cheap. Of course, DIY wall art is also unique and do it yourself artwork for the wall is often considered one of a kind art..
You can learn to make this DIY wall art Hokey Pokey sign or perhaps another design which may be more suited to your tastes, by following the simple instructions in this article. But first, please read on to find more inspiring examples of inexpensive wall art ideas and tips throughout this page.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
Cherry Blossom DIY Wall Art - using a recycled soda bottle...
Rachel Meeks at Alphamom.com is definitely onto something here when she decided to make a beautiful cherry blossom art piece for the wall. What recycled tool did she utilize to make the pink blossoms for this diy wall art? The bottom of a plastic liter soda bottle! Is this gal clever or what? :) See for yourself.
(Photo credit Rachel Meeks)
Wall Art - DIY Fabric and Hoops
On the cheap and quick too!
Memories can be made with fabric too and without being sewn into a quilt. DIY Wall Art like this hoop art is adaptable to any style or the season merely by switching out the fabric chosen.
Look for wooden embroidery hoops while out thrifting or garage saling for the day. Pair the various sized hoops with any fabric. If you sew at home you may want to use a fabric scrap from a favorite blouse or skirt, for instance. (Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Wall Art for the Kid in Us All! - PEZ Dispensers Never Looked So Good!
Look what Stephanie Lynn over at Under the Table and Dreaming did! I think this lady is a genius. :)
Toy Story 3 Dispensers from the Dollar Store were given an antique treatment and mounted on the wall. She explains the steps involved in a tutorial here.
Twigs and a Frame - DIY Wall Art
Found Art is always on the cheap!
Grab your hot glue gun for this DIY wall art project. I haven't made this yet, but I have a frame already in mind. This DIY Wall Art project is made by gathering your own sticks or purchasing an inexpensive bundle as this very clever blogger did at CleverlyInspired.
(Photo credit CleverlyInspired)
Vintage Linoleum Wall Art
Sentimental DIY Art
A $3 discount store frame showcases a piece of vintage linoleum. I cut this portion from a section of original flooring. I think this type of wall art represents on the cheap nostalgia at its very best. The house will soon be gone, but this small worn piece remains as a reminder of long ago days and the people who walked across it. (Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Wall Art - Silverware Silhouettes
I think this DIY wall art project is simply genius! See the art pieces the Callahans created with an $8 section of birch plywood, a dremel with attachments and some blackboard paint. Aren't these extra large silhouettes striking on the dining room wall? Find out how they made this incredible DIY wall art trio here. (Photo credit the California Callahans blog)
Milk Glass Wall Vases Trio
Easy DIY Wall Art
I used metal banding from the hardware store and short wood screws to attach a trio of three different milk glass vases to this 1x3 piece of wood trim. To hang, I drilled two holes at the top of the board and inserted galvanized wire to fashion a hanger.
This DIY Wall Art is not only pretty, it is functional. The vases filled with water serve as plant rooters for my philodendron. (Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Typography Wall Art
I love this colorful wall art from Better Homes and Gardens. The creative folks there really won me over with this display. I think I'd like the largest letter to represent our last name and have other letters for each family member (maybe even the dog too). :)
On the Cheap Collages
DIY Wall Art
CD Covers make up this DIY wall art. Use standard white school glue (the kind that dries clear) and a little hot water instead of expensive store-bought adhesive to create this on the cheap art work. Finish with a top coat of water base polycrylic in your choice of satin, semi-gloss or glossy for added protection and this allows you to use a thrift shop frame without the glass.
This method works equally as well using any kind of paper applied to nearly any surface....wall, floor, furniture, etc. Just remember to apply several coats of polycrylic afterward. The more wear and tear the item will get, the more coats of polycrylic you will need to apply. (Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Wall Art Made of Air Plants
DIY Wall Art - A New Way to Look at Mirrors
Better Homes and Gardens demonstrates a clever idea to reuse hand mirror frames missing their mirrors.......Now why didn't I think of that?
(Photo credit BHG website)
Pant Hangers Hold More Than Pants - with this DIY Wall Art
I love Curbly! They are a truly inspiring site for DIY.
(Photo credit Curbly.com)
Ceiling Medallion + Music CD Graphics + Spray Paint = DIY Wall Art
DIY wall art can be as simple and as quick to make as the art piece shown here. Take one ceiling medallion (the kind meant to go on the ceiling and surround the base of a lamp or ceiling fan), spray it bright red and tape some colorful art from a favorite music CD inside the center. That's all that is required to make this eye-popping DIY wall art.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Wall Art - Vintage Trophy Coat Rack
DIY Wall Art - $10 Art Ledges
via Ana White
Ana White is incredible! She shows you exactly how to make these eight foot long wall art display ledges. Use them to create a gallery for your own diy wall art.
(Photo credit Ana White)
Window Frame Wall Art
DIY & On the Cheap
I made this wall art years ago from an old window pane frame. The pictures were printed in black and white to size using a simple program on my computer.
Foam core board was cut to fit the pictures and the glass panes and used as backing for each picture. Glazier points hold the backing in place and are available at any hardware store. Eye screws on the top of the frame and a chain were used to hang this wall art. (Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Wall Art - Framed Burlap Coffee Bean Bag (Photo credit Pam Irie)
Frame a Burlap Bag On the Cheap
I used simple pine wood to make the above frame for the diy wall art for my son's college house several years ago. To make, simply build the pine frame to size (I made easy butt joints instead of mitered corners) and use flat corner brackets to secure edges together. I finished the frame with two coats of water based polycrylic.
From the back, use a to attach the burlap coffee bag to the frame. Seriously, I prefer the non-electric staple guns. (I use mine a LOT for home DIY projects.) This diy wall art was definitely done on the cheap. heavy duty staple gun
DIY Wall Art
Make on the cheap wall art colorful with this fabulous project found on the blog, Whatever. Gather up crayons, , canvas and a blow dryer to create. hot glue gun
(Photo credit Whatever blog)
Must Haves for DIY Wall Art Projects!
I rely a lot on my glue gun on so many diy wall art projects. It's an inexpensive tool that is quick and easy to use. Here are a few assorted glue guns and a blank canvas for your DIY wall art projects.
DIY Electrical Tape Wall Art
via lilybee at Instructables
User lilybee posted this pic and a tutorial showing her diy electrical tape wall art. Shown is a modern look to the wall art she created using colored electrical tape. She also shows another side with her rosebud tree mural over the couch.
(Photo credit user lilybee at Instructables)