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How to: DIY Modern Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes

DIY Modern wall art in under 30 minutes
Photo: Rachel Brewer

When it comes to revamping a room in my home or studio, I love wall art projects because they usually give you the most bang for your buck in terms of transforming a space. Admittedly though, I don't always have the time it takes to create awesome DIY art pieces. So, I came up with a modern, minimal way to add great artwork to your walls in under 30 minutes and thought I'd share the tutorial,  in case you're always in a time crunch for DIYs like I am.

 

 

Photo: Rachel Brewer

This project is great for all seasons, but I specifically catered these to fall with earth tons, mixed with pastels and a couple of fall shapes mixed in with the geometrics. Here's what you'll need to make your own DIY wall art in under an hour...

Photo: Rachel Brewer

Materials:

  • Large pieces of paper in fall colors (mine are 19.5 x 26.5)
  • Contact paper (in at least two colors or patterns)
  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil for drawing shapes
  • Glue stick (optional)
  • Frames that will fit the dimensions of your artwork

How To:

1. Start by deciding on the shapes you'd like to create. I did a mixture of fall shapes  and geometric shapes. Then flip your contact paper over, so it's wrong side up and draw out the shapes for your artwork.

For a perfect circle, use a large bowl or other household item to trace the outline. And for more organic shapes, like the leaf or the acorn, just freehand your drawing.

Photo: Rachel Brewer

2. Cut along the outline of each shape with scissors and remove the paper backing (after you've figured out where you'd like each shape to be placed).

Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer

3. Now that the paper backing has been removed, attach the shapes to your paper. If you're exclusively using contact paper you won't need a glue stick, but if you decide to use regular paper or wrapping paper instead of contact paper, you will need to glue the paper down at this stage.

Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer

4. Now your artwork is ready to be framed and hung on the wall. Super easy!

Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer
Photo: Rachel Brewer

Each piece, on average, took me about 15 minutes to create and under $10 in supplies (for each piece - not including the frame). Think you'll make your own?

 

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Maritza on Mar 23, 2017:

Brilliant - I love the abstract shapes and color combinations. This will be perfect to give as a housewarming gift!


alicia on Oct 29, 2015:

Love. Love. Love.


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