50 Creative Ways to DIY Your Own Wall Art
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50 Creative Ways to DIY Your Own Wall Art

Let’s face it: Unique art will cost you a pretty penny… unless you’re the artist! Rather than splurge on fancy art or leave your walls empty and sad, we think it’s time you channel your inner Van Gough and make your own art. You don’t need to be Picasso to create these simple DIY projects. We’ve got 50 ways to fill up your walls with art that is unique to you and easy on your wallet.

1. Candy Sign: This is the perfect project to help you get rid of extra candy after Halloween or Easter. (via Paint the Gown Red)

2. Upcycled Magazines: Pull out that stack of old magazines from the back of your closet. You choose your shape and then get to rolling and gluing. (via Brit + Co)

3. Rug Wall: We adore it on the floor, but on the wall, it’s even better. (via Makely Home)

4. Artsy Trays: Trays are such a practical thing to have around the house. Hanging them up makes them practical and beautiful. (via Brit + Co)

5. Geometric Photo Display: Create a gallery wall without all the nail holes and second guessing. Plus, you can easily change it when the mood strikes you. (via The Caldwell Project)

6. Washi Tape Wall: Wallpaper can be an expensive project. Use affordable washi tape to create the same effect. (via Brit + Co)

7. Concrete Wall Planter: Raise your succulents in the air with these pretty little planters that you can arrange in any design you want. (via A Piece of Rainbow)

8. Nail and Yarn Art: Skip the framed art and send a cheery message to your guests with just nails and yarn. (via Jen Loves Kev)

9. Wordy Wall: Are you a word person? Put your favorites on display in five different ways. (via Brit + Co)

10. Modern Art: Bare canvases are inexpensive and so is paint. That means you can totally make these modern DIY art pieces and stick to your budget. (via Dans le Lakehouse)

11. Ampersand: Typographic nerds rejoice — this sparkly wall art is made for you. (via LuLu’s)

12. State-ment Wall Art: If you needed an excuse to drink more wine, here it is. Save up those corks for this state-ment project. (via Brit + Co)

13. Golden Moon Wall: You don’t need Jimmy Stewart to pull the moon down for you. You can do it yourself with a bit of gold paint. (via A Beautiful Mess)

14. Macrame Wall Hanging: This project is so simple, you can tie your knots while watching your fave TV season finale. (via Brit + Co)

15. Picture Display: When it comes to pictures, it’s time to think outside the frame. Wooden hangers make a great way to display your prints. (via Poppytalk)

16. Calendar Art: Speaking of prints, what better way to get them than with a beautiful calendar that includes 12? (via The Creativity Exchange)

17. Zodiac Art: These are mini nail and yarn art projects that can be personalized depending on your zodiac sign or favorite constellation. (via Brit + Co)

18. Wall Garden: This art is made from some of those pretty, fake IKEA plants. You totally got this. (via Griffanie)

19. Wooden Wall Art: Choose your weapons: felt or paint. Then get ready to draw yourself some new art. (via Brit + Co)

20. Instagram Wall: Don’t let those gorgeous snaps go to waste. Get them off your phone and on your wall. (via Gimme Some Oven)

21. Air Plant Art: Since they don’t need soil or water, air plants make for a unique piece to put up on your wall. (via Brit + Co)

22. Chord Art: Are those electrical cords throwing off your decorating groove? It’s time to make them work for your decorating scheme. (via Homedit)

23. Wallz Art: Here’s a new wall art option that has so many possibilities, it will blow your mind. (via Brit + Co)

24. Polaroid Hanger: You’ll want to find the brightest string possible for this project. We vote that you upgrade those clothespins with some washi tape too while you’re at it. (via Ludorn)

25. Fabric Canvas Art: Not only are we covering canvases in fabric, we’re also adding a touch of gold chain. Boom. (via Brit + Co)

26. Copper Wall Art: It’s a sunburst. It’s art. It’s copper tape, friends. (via Homey Oh My)

27. Cross Stitch Wall Art: We just have this thing for washi tape and finding creative ways to use it. It never lets us down. (via Brit + Co)

28. Hexagon Artwork: Just get the glittery-est paper you can find and you honeycomb that canvas. (via Tara Dennis)

29. Placemat Art: Remember those straw holders for paper plates at your grandma’s house? Find some at your local thrift store and spray paint those bad boys. (via Design Improvised)

30. Colorblock Book Wall: Here’s to combining art and literature in one stroke. Plus you can easily change up the design whenever you want. (via Paper and Stitch)

31. Geometric Himmeli Heart: We’re all over anything geometric, so these 3D hearts are right up our alley. (via Vintage Revivals)

32. Dipped Frames: Give any photo or painting an instant pop effect by dipping the frame. (via Hello Lidy)

33. Fabric Quote Banner: Been lusting after those lovely quote banners like us? Now we can all have a custom one for ourselves. (via Homemade Ginger)

34. Embroidered Canvas: Why stop with a painted canvas when you can give it embroidered words? (via The Sassy Life)

35. Mounted Paper Flowers: Not only do you get to use your favorite flower for a DIY, it’ll live forever. (via Fabric Paper Glue)

36. Foam Wall Art: Use as many colors as possible in one DIY wall art project? Why yes, we will. (via A Beautiful Mess)

37. Painted Spoons: Finally, a project that has a touch of rainbow, a touch of vintage and a touch of color block, all at the same time. (via A Joyful Riot)

38. Illuminated Love Canvas: Why say it at all if you can’t say it in lights? We like that option. (via She Knows)

39. Floating Photo Gallery: It’s like taking regular pictures and making them magical. Excuse us while we go convert ours. (via Kristi Murphy)

40. Confetti Art: While a heart is a totally sweet idea for this project, we think there’s tons of potential for other shapes too. (via Kidspot)

41. Spray Paint Art: We’ve totally mastered spray painting and these canvases are proof. Check out all that painted beauty. (via Brit + Co)

42. Braided Rope Mirror: This easy project can be done in an hour, giving you instantly glam walls. (via Curbly)

43. Custom Quote Canvas: If you’re looking for more subtle metallic accents without all the shine and glitter, this wall art is for you. (via Alyssa and Carla)

44. Cross-Stitched Wood: Add a rustic touch to your living space with one of these wood slices. (via Oleander and Palm)

45. Pop Art Pet Portraits: If you’ve got the computer smarts, add a neon touch to your furry friend and get him up on your gallery wall. (via A Beautiful Mess)

46. Geometric Patchwork Art: This art has got all of our favorite things: bright colors, shine and geometric shapes. (via The Red Thread)

47. Ombre Twig Wall Hanging: Twig weaving is going to be the next big thing. We’re calling it now. (via Grow Creative)

48. Wall Vase: This would be absolutely perfect next to your bed, so you can wake up and smell the flowers. (via Fabric Paper Glue)

49. Thumb Tacks and Tape: Shine + bright colors? We’re pretty sure we nailed this one. (Sorry, we just can’t help ourselves!) (via Brit + Co)

50. Happy Dots Wall Art: Sometimes simple is best, but it doesn’t have to mean boring. Add plenty of colors to make this charming, dot-filled wall art. (via Shop Sweet Things)

Do you have an art piece you made yourself? We’re dying to hear about it below!