DIY Your Wall Art This Year
Creating the perfect interior design for the home is a huge task and it is something that can be incredibly fun to do. If you are thinking about making some real changes to your home this spring to freshen it up, one way to start this is with beautiful wall art.
From professional canvas prints to candid family photos, it’s always great to be able to cover our walls with colour and life to create a beautiful atmosphere in the home. But what happens when you want to create something a little more unique than what you can find in the shops?
How to DIY Your Wall Art This Year
Today we want to get nitty gritty and talk some DIY. And here are some of the most fun DIY art projects you can try and hang on your wall this year.
The first DIY way to decorate your walls is to hang a collage of your children’s art on the wall. Children are so creative and they will often make lovely drawings and paintings and give them to us as gifts. So why not display them and show our kids how much we appreciate the gesture?
A fun feature wall like this is ideal for the living room or in the kitchen where it can brighten up the space.
By now we are sure you have seen those satisfying YouTube videos of artists pouring paint onto a canvas to make amazing patterns. But did you know you can do this yourself? Get yourself some cheap and cheerful acrylic paints, some paint thinner, and a canvas and get to work. Choose 4-5 colours, pour them into small cups and mix with a small amount of paint thinner. Once you’ve done this, pour small amounts of each colour into an empty cup in layers until the cup is full. This can be messy so consider setting up a large tub and bin liner in the garden to place under the canvas so that paint spill can be caught. Place the canvas face down on top of your cup, then flip carefully and set down. Lift the cup and watch the colours start to disperse. Give it a tip side to side and watch the magic happen.
If you have a room that is fairly minimal in colour scheme, a bright abstract piece of art might just be what’s missing. All you need for a beautiful abstract piece is 4-5 colours of paints, a canvas, a brush, and an old credit card. Choose colours that work well together such as blue, orange yellow, pink and gold; or look online for colour combinations to use. Prepare your canvas with a layer of white paint. While still wet, start to place small blobs of coloured paint randomly over the canvas. Once on, use a credit card to scrape the paint from one side of the canvas to the other and you should get a stunning effect!
For something a little different, you can get crafty with a piece of wood, some nails, and some string. You can find great examples of this type of art on Pinterest and it shows how simple shapes created with nails in wood can be turned into art by threading bright coloured string throughout.
If you love the idea of bringing the outdoors in, you can create a beautiful wall of flowers in your kitchen or even your bedroom with fake flowers and a canvas. Choose a few different types of flowers that you love, and use a glue gun or a staple gun to secure them to a blank canvas. Build up the piece with foliage and even add some fairy lights to create something truly stunning in the end result!
If you are not versed in art and you don’t have much experience with paint the idea of using watercolour might be a little daunting, but this piece is truly easy to make and beautiful. Take a piece of thick watercolour paper and a palette of watercolour paints. Use a brush to wet the entire surface of the paper. Once you have done this, saturate your brush with dark blue and dot this in various spots on the paper, you’ll see the paint move across the page. Add drops of pink, purple orange, and red to the paper and allow colours to mix and meld. You’ll soon see a night sky inspired piece before your eyes. Let it dry, and use a brush to flick some white paint over the piece to create stars. This the ideal art for a bedroom.
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