Easy Do It Yourself Wall Art Ideas
Making your own wall art is not only budget friendly, but a great way to add your own personal style that can’t be found online or in a store. Here are some easy and creative Do It Yourself wall art ideas.
I broke them down into four categories:
- Yarn Wall Art
- Wood Crafting Wall Art
- Paper Crafting Wall Art
- Upcycled Wall Art
I have two simple tutorials that are both great for beginners. Change up the yarn color to go with your décor. These are pretty to hang in a bedroom, creative space, or bedroom.
The first one is a double hoop wall hanging, which is quick and easy and fun to do with your kids. Watch the video tutorial:
This second yarn wall art tutorial, Easy Macramé Wall Hanging, is more difficult, but a great one for beginners as well.
Wood Crafting Ideas
These next two tutorials are from my friend and Crafter Extraordinaire, Laci Jane from Laci Jane DIY. Below you can watch the video tutorials for how to make Lunar Wall Art as well as your own Tea Light Sconces.
Paper Crafting Ideas
Everyone has paper lying around! You can also recycle newspapers and magazines to make these three easy paper wall art crafts. This first one is 3D Heart s on Canvas.
Second, traditionally a St. Patrick’s Day craft, this clover paper craft is also fun to do all year long.
Lastly, I made this one YEARS ago for my first daughter’s nursery. You can cut out different shapes with patterned paper to make your own designs.
Here is an example and tutorial for my bird silhouette art.
I love the silhouette of birds and trees because they are beautiful and modern, so I decided to make these do it yourself art pieces for my daughter’s bathroom and wanted them to be whimsical and feminine.
I already had the frames and the colored scrapbook paper, so this project didn’t cost me a dime! By the way, a great source for inexpensive cute frames at IKEA. You can purchase traditional to modern frames starting at 99 cents!
Time: 1 hour
- Scrapbook Paper
- Paper Cutter (optional)
The first thing I did was look online for inspiration. Google images is the way to go. I ended up googling “retro bird art” to find my inspiration and copied and altered a few silhouettes of birds and trees and first cut them out of white card stock. I wanted to arrange them first and make sure I had the right scale to fit the frames. Honestly, I had to cut and trim them a few times to get it perfect.
Next, I traced and cut out the final images out of decorative scrapbook paper. I used several contrasting colors and patterns to match my daughter’s bathroom and arranged them to my liking. Double sided tape (one of my best friends) worked well to attach each image.
There you have it! Instant budget DIY wall art!
Lastly, here are three fun ideas for upcycled wall art.
Frame a treasured handkerchief or blanket, like this vintage handkerchief wall art.
Have shoe box lids? Turn them into canvases and make some recycled shoe box wall art!
Lastly, raid those craft drawers and make some three-dimensional stenciled butterfly art.