If sprucing up your home is at the top of the list of your spring makeover ideas, then a crafty DIY solution may be just what you need to give yourself a push. One of the simplest ways to make an instant impact is by updating your wall art. Plain, boring walls can easily take center stage with the addition of some hanging decor. But don’t run out and spend a ton of money on some new pieces. DIY wall art projects often bring out the inner artist in you- and on a budget. And here are a few snazzy and colorful ideas that capture the spirit of the season –
Framed Fabric Wall Art
Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime created this customized art gallery that is worthy of a museum display! Contrasting patterns in a coordinating color palette combine in a vignette that even a beginner crafter could whip up in an hour. If you have some remnant fabric from an earlier project you want to use, this project is perfect. Otherwise, purchasing a fat quarter or half a yard of material is a cost-effective alternative.
Christina of The DIY Mommy added a sweet touch to a baby nursery with a lovely fabric-covered monogram. Backed by textured burlap and finished with a painted ornate frame, this customized artwork will help its lucky infant owner sleep the night away in classy, chic comfort.
Bold Statement Pieces
Jaime of Crafty Scrappy Happy featured two craft trends in a fun, bold DIY. A painted elk silhouette shines brightly when backed against fabric with a yellow chevron pattern. High-contrast color pairings and simple prints work best for this, as they spotlight each element without being too busy. For a luxe spin on this project, use metallic silver or bronze paint instead.
Jaime of C.R.A.F.T. used inexpensive felt sheets to make a colorful geometric art piece that packs a visual punch. Inspired by a decorative throw pillow that featured a whimsical design, this three-piece canvas series provides the perfect way to jazz up a rental. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your apartment walls without committing to paint, wall art offers the perfect solution.
Canvases are no longer just for painters! Roxy of Brit + Co. created a spunky collection of art pieces using fabric, staples and hot glue. Coordinating patterns and the addition of chain links make this eclectic series a standout feature of any home. To customize your own mini gallery, mix in other mediums like lace and buttons for a layered, 3-D effect. Varying the type of fabric used will also add an extra touch of creativity.
Whether you’re making minor changes in a room or staging an entire home makeover, wall art can make the difference between a polished space and one that needs a little more “oomph.” Working with fabric provides endless possibilities for creating one-of-a-kind artwork that is simple and stunning. Obviously the DIY ideas here reflect some of the hot trends of the season, such as bold prints and snazzy chevron patterns.
Have you ever made your own wall art using fabric? Let us know how your project went by leaving a comment below…