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Wall Art - DIY & On The Cheap

Updated on February 6, 2017

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...

DIY Wall Art - Cherry Blossom via Alpha.mom
DIY Wall Art - Cherry Blossom via Alpha.mom

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
Wall Art - DIY Fabric and Hoops

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!

PEZ Dispenser Wall Art
PEZ Dispenser Wall Art

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.

DIY Wall Art - Twigs in Frame
DIY Wall Art - Twigs in Frame

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

DIY Wall Art - Silverware Silhouettes
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)


Milkglass Vase Wall Art Trio
Milkglass Vase Wall Art Trio

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

DIY Wall Art - Typography
DIY Wall Art - Typography

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). :)

CD Cover Collage DIY Wall Art on the Cheap
CD Cover Collage DIY Wall Art on the Cheap

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 - Air Plants via Flora Grubb
DIY Wall Art - Air Plants via Flora Grubb

Flora Grubb Gardens has a way with plants. This diy wall art of air plants is simply understated and foolproof. See Flora's blog for bushels of ideas.

(Photo credit Remodelista)

Hand Mirror Frames DIY Wall Art
Hand Mirror Frames DIY Wall Art

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

DIY Wall Art - Pant Hangers Hold Art via Curbly
DIY Wall Art - Pant Hangers Hold Art via Curbly

I love Curbly! They are a truly inspiring site for DIY.

(Photo credit Curbly.com)

DIY Wall Art - Ceiling Medallion
DIY Wall Art - Ceiling Medallion

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 - Vintage Trophy Coat Rack via colleenanderic.com
DIY Wall Art - Vintage Trophy Coat Rack via colleenanderic.com

Combining art and function plus some clever upcycling, this DIY coat rack was designed and constructed by Colleen and Eric of colleenanderic.com. I think this DIY wall art deserves a first place trophy, don't you? :) Go to their featured post here at Design Sponge.

(Photo credit colleenanderic.com)

DIY Wall Art - Ana White's Art Ledges
DIY Wall Art - Ana White's Art Ledges

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 Pane Frame Wall Art DIY
Window Pane Frame Wall Art DIY

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)

DIY Wall Art - Framed Burlap Coffee Bean Bag (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 heavy duty staple gun 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.

DIY Wall Art - Melted Crayons
DIY Wall Art - Melted Crayons

DIY Wall Art

Make on the cheap wall art colorful with this fabulous project found on the blog, Whatever. Gather up crayons, hot glue gun, canvas and a blow dryer to create.

(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 Wall Art - Electrical Tape
DIY Wall Art - Electrical Tape

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)

DIY Wall Art Supplies - Colorful Electrical Tape

My husband is an electrician so I'm very familiar with the many uses for electrical tape. It's really easy to work with and it stretches well to make some nice curves. If the basic black tape isn't your favorite, you'll find electrical tape now available in all sorts of fun colors!

What type of DIY Wall Art have you made on the cheap? - Please share your ideas with us. :)

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      Stacy 19 months ago from Omaha, Nebraska

      I just came across this great ideas.

    • VioletteRose LM profile image

      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Great ideas, thanks for sharing :)

    • Vortrek Grafix profile image

      Vortrek Grafix 3 years ago

      Like it! A simple touch of casual elegance makes for a relaxing yet artistically stimulating household environment. We have similar decoration style

    • Alyssa DeBoer profile image

      Alyssa DeBoer 3 years ago

      Thanks for these really cool ideas!

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      teelover 3 years ago

      Great tips! Thanks!

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