To me, a bare wall is a real eyesore, but it does get me excited because it serves as a massive blank canvas for some creative and fun designing. The best way to decorate walls really is to make something yourself; not only will it save you from having to spend too much money, but whatever you create will be unique and customized to your personal taste.
Some people tend to think that art can only be made by people who have that knack for painting and drawing freehand, but this way of thinking really deters people from trying things out. There are many ways to create visually impressive and impactful art without that natural talent. If you just give it a try, you may just surprise yourself and find that you’re a lot craftier than you initially thought.
Hanging Yarn Art
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – OleanderAndPalm
Folded Paper Squares
You certainly don’t need to be an origami master to achieve this bold and colorful piece, just plain old folding skills will suffice. I just love the 3D effect, and if you put this in an area that catches the light, you’ll get some really interesting shadows, too.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – HowAboutOrange
Ok so this one involves painting, but there’s actually more math to it than there is art. There’s a helpful video to show you how to pixelate your chosen image on Photoshop so that all you have to do is copy the triangles onto a canvas. Don’t get too hung up about perfect lines – the blurriness just adds to the pixelated look.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheBoldAbode
Moroccan prints like these are gorgeous, but honestly, you can apply this technique with absolutely any pattern or shape that you like. Simply cut yourself a stencil and start tracing! You won’t even need hanging art if you have a statement wall.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – WhileTheySnooze
I’ve always liked burlap as a material because of that rustic, natural-looking charm. A burlap canvas is a cinch to make, and it’s really cheap too! If you can’t find a stencil of something you like, you can always just make your own by printing an image from your computer.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheMissingNiche
Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned traveler or still making your adventure plans, world maps remain a favorite when it comes to decorating. This wooden map only requires some tracing and staining – nothing you can’t handle! A fun way to personalize this is to add pins to the places where you’ve been.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheHappierHomemaker
Paper Cherry Blossoms
These easy little paper flowers may take you back to your elementary school days; who doesn’t love a bit of nostalgia? The incorporation of actual tree branches is what makes this really stand out. I’d just love to cover a wall with these delicate blossoms!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ApartmentTherapy
I am a real fan of simplicity and minimalism, and I think this cutout canvas project really is a fantastic example of that. All you really need is a bit of patience with the cutting out part – it is quite a meticulous task, but it certainly is worth it!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – JoyfullyJensen
A bit of wire can go a long way, especially in this case! I love how the design embraces imperfect lines, and the overlapping of wire makes it look almost like a pen sketch in a notebook. If you have a shape in mind but aren’t too confident in getting it right, just print out the image and use it as a guideline, and don’t get too hung up on making it look perfect.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ForTheLoveOf
Whoever came up with this idea is an absolute genius. A potato stamp? Who would have thought? This is yet another painting project that requires practically zero painting skills. And the more you think of it, the wider your options become, for example, different color shades, different shapes, a mixture of shapes etc.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Woman’sDay
If you can roll pieces of paper and staple or glue them to a piece of cardboard then you may as well start calling yourself an artist, because that’s really all it takes to make this stunning paper dahlia. Although it looks cool, I just can’t bring myself to tear up a book, so I’d rather stick to colored paper for this one.
I really love it when someone sees something expensive in a store and then finds a way to make it themselves for just a few bucks. If you’re not so inclined, though, luckily, the internet is teeming with these types of people who are more than happy to share their brilliance, as is the case with these stunning, sculptures. I’m considering making like 10 or so in different sizes (shorter and longer sticks) to cover a big portion of a wall.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Make+Haus
I absolutely love the incorporation of natural elements like wood in home décor. This is another very simple project that really makes an impact – and as long as you can trace, cut wood and glue, you’re good to go!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CreativeInChicago