An easy way to makeover a room is to add or switch out some artwork. However, artwork can be expensive and it can be difficult to find a piece that will go with the rest of your space. A great alternative is creating some DIY wall art yourself, saving money, and having the satisfaction of creating something with your two own hands.
Anyone, even a beginner, can create these DIY wall art projects. Some of them look quite impressive but they are all easy projects that can be completed by just about anyone. They're quick too, so you'll have a new piece of artwork on your wall in an afternoon.
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Thrifted Canvas Wall Art
This project has you start out with a thrifted canvas (any canvas will do, even if it has printing on it) and then use canvas primer to get it ready for something new. This project shows you the process of painting the newly blank canvas in an abstract fashion, using paint to do so.
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Large Scale Wall Art
Make a big statement with this large-scale wall art that's perfect for behind the couch or even over a bed. You'll make your own canvas with a drop cloth and wood. After you've made the canvas, it's time for the fun part—painting! Simple swirls make up the design, making it easy for anyone to mimic.
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Instead of paint, you'll be using paper to create this DIY wall art project. Use a variety of paper colors and cut out some shapes. Arrange them until you're happy and you have a duo of wall art pieces.
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Rainbow Color Block
With some careful placement of painter's tape, you can get this rainbow color block effect. Craft paint is used to create colorful stripes. Besides written project directions, there's also a video to help you make it.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Large Scaled Art
This sophisticated piece of DIY wall art starts with a large blank canvas. Acrylic paint is then used to create waves and swirls. It's such a fun project that will prove to you just how easy it is to make your own wall art.
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Floral Anthropologie Style Wall Art
Get the Anthropologie look with this piece of unique wall art. It's a framed piece of poster board that's been transformed into a trendy bouquet. The flowers are available for you to print out for free as well.
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Gold Leaf Splatter
This would be perfect for a young adult's bedroom. Cardstock is used as the background and then a gold leaf is splattered on it to create a fun abstract design. They're then framed and hung up on the wall.
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Watercolor Wall Art
Similar shades of green paint are used to create this pretty watercolor wall art. This is much more simple than it looks, with various paints mixed with water used in different areas. The tutorial shows you how to get it done in just 10 minutes.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Dried Flowers in Keepsake Frames
This project shows you how to press fresh flowers using a microwave. They're then arranged in pretty frames. It's a fun project that the kids would love to do with you. This can also be a good way to keep a special corsage or bouquet.
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Copper Wall Art
A roll of copper tape is used to create this starburst pattern. This DIY wall art piece takes only a few minutes to make. There are lots of great tips here for working with delicate copper tape.
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This one is an easy project. Frame colored cardstock along with a printed name of the "paint" color. The finished product looks like a paint swatch! You can use whatever color you want and get creative with the name.
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Watercolor Agate Slices
Here's another watercolor project and this one is little more detailed. Step-by-step photos show you how to use watercolors to create a beautiful slice of agate. There's a secret ingredient used in these paintings that really gives it a beautiful texture.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Hand Lettered Quote Wood Wall Art
Pick your favorite quote and use your paper cutting machine to cut it out. You'll be using vinyl here and adhering it to a custom-cut piece of wood. It's all held together with a thrifted frame.
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Abstract Black and White Art
Creating your own abstract painting doesn't get much easier than this. One color of paint is used with a flat head paint brush to paint on thick strokes. The result looks like a piece of artwork you might see in a boutique.
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DIY Large Scale Stenciled Art
This large scaled wall art is something that you can totally make yourself. Inspired by shibori fabric, several shades of blue are used as a foundation. Then a stencil is placed on top creating another layer of paint.
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Papercut Butterfly Wall Art
These butterflies are almost floating right off this piece of DIY wall art. Free templates and SVG files are available for the butterflies. Just bend the wings of the butterflies slightly and arrange them in a frame.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Copper Flake Abstract Art
If you're looking for a smaller piece of DIY wall art, this is a good project for you. Although you could certainly size everything up if you wanted it larger. Copper flakes are used along with paint to create this one-of-a-kind piece of art.
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Reclaimed Wood Art Piece
Inspired by the lines of mud cloth, pieces of reclaimed wood is used to mimic the lines. It's a great way to show off some beautiful wood and a unique way to display it.
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Black and White Geometric Art
Here's something a little more geometric than the others. This one is done in a stunning black and white. You can see by the photo that it's far from perfect and that's what makes it look so unique.
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Super Easy DIY Wall Art Tutorial
This is truly an easy project that will give you a professional looking piece of DIY artwork in just a few hours of time. A blank canvas is used here along with paint to create a truly abstract design. It really looks great.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Stenciled Tree Art
This tutorial shows you how to use a stencil to paint a design on a large canvas. This project uses a birch stencil to get the look of a forest. There are a lot of great tips that will show you the best way to use a stencil.
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Metal Leaf Wall Art
Make a piece of artwork that's literally coming off the canvas. Greenery picks are spray-painted gold to give them a fun glam effect. A black canvas is used here but you could easily paint your own.