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Thursday, August 15, 2013

DIY Art Ideas

There's no excuse not to have art in your house. None.

Art is a personal expression of who you are, and maybe where you've been.

Art can be pictures you've taken of places, people or events. It can be pretty scenery or just something that caught your eye. 

Art evokes memories, emotions, and enjoyment. So why not have art?!

If your reason is money than look no further!




Today I want to share with you some ideas for do-it-yourself art and ways to keep it cheap.

I have two sources for frames:

IKEA

and

Goodwill

Both are really cheap. Most of the frames you will see today were either 1.99 or 2.99. I have a few from Goodwill too and these were roughly .99. Totally doable!

Once you have the frames you can leave them as is or hit them with some spray paint ~ my favorite way to unify a bunch of mis-matched frames.


So what do you fill them with? 

Here are some ideas from around my house:


This one is a piece of scrapbook paper with the first letter of our last name. {This was just printed out from my computer, cut out and glued on top of the paper}.

Here's another example of scrapbook paper.




The great thing about scrapbook paper is that it won't fade and its a great way to add color to any space.



This is an example of taking fabric from your pillows or curtains and covering a plain canvas with it. On top I added an animal silhouette that I found online. Here's the tutorial.


Here's another version of using fabric from your decor. This one was actually a sample I purchased but couldn't afford any more. I wanted to use it somewhere and this was the perfect way to show it!



How about kids art? 










And if you don't have any kids art that you like or you want something that matches your decor give your kids some paint in the colors of your space and have them do a finger painting for you. 




If you want to get a little more technical. Here is some art that I made to first of all remember some of the places that my husband and I have been together.



And here's one for states that we've been to as a family. {And yes, we need to do more traveling!}



In my bathroom I painted this piece with painters tape and a template over an ugly piece of art that I had in my basement. {The stripes match my striped ceiling}.



And for a last idea. Look to the internet. There are a ton of free printables online. I love this verse that I just printed out on regular paper and popped into a frame.



I hope you've been inspired to personal art to your space!

Thanks for stopping by!


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