30 DIY Wall Art Ideas

By: Chrisjob Apr 13, 2009


Do It Yourself magazine offers thirty ideas for DIY scale-able wall art. Using materials as diverse as drink coasters and doll clothes, there's certain to be a project to suit everyone's taste.

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How to Customize a Plywood Letter

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2009

Letters in themselves are lovely. When they're really big and tarted up with paper they become wall art. This REALLY EASY and INEXPENSIVE project from Belinda requires just a few supplies, which… Continue Reading

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Craft Tutorial: Photo Lanterns.

By: Chrisjob Apr 10, 2009

Oo, oo, oo. You gotta love the possibilities opened by the battery operated LED tea light. Case in point: these photo lanterns from Ivy Kanaley from a A Field Journal.


  • Store bought lanterns (glass votives are an alternative)
  • Spray adhesive (suitable for paper and glass)
  • Vellum
  • Digital images
  • Printer
  • Battery operated tea lights
  • Scissors/Paper cutter

Read the full tutorial on Decor8.

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How to make a Magnetic Photo Board for Under $15

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2009

The only thing you'll  need to buy to make this project is the piece of 3' x 4' sheet of galvanized steel, which the Jo's at Photojojo found at Home Depot for 14 bucks. You probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies, which include the following:

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Paper and Plastic Beehive and Newspaper Pig Magnets

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 02, 2009

created at: 2009-04-02

Walk through World Market on any given day and you'll undoubtedly see a few clever products. My worry here is that there are some little village women somewhere in a far corner of the world twisting and weaving these newspaper pig magnets for maybe five cents apiece. Danny Seo of DailyDanny.com went window shopping in Seattle last week. He posted some photos from his… Continue Reading

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How To Make a Monogrammed Tool Bag

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 01, 2009

created at: 2009-04-01

Hard, plastic tool boxes are hardly easy to carry around, let alone convenient to hang on a doorknob. Canvas bags have been my choice up to now, but they always lack enough pockets to keep tools orderly.… Continue Reading

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Print Original Artwork at Home...for cheap!

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2009


The website is called Image Revolver, and it's an outlet for artists to sell their work to the masses at very reasonable prices. The images themselves are high-resolution original works that you can print AT HOME. You choose from images sized small (8.5x11, 8 x 10), which cost 5 bucks,  medium (11x14, 11x17), which will set you back $8 and, and large (13x19), which clocks in at a only $10.… Continue Reading

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Summer Camp

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 13, 2009

created at: 2009-03-13

Riah Buchanan. 2008

Oh, to be a kid again! If I could only squeeze way back into the 13-18 year old age bracket, I'd be begging my parents to send me to summer… Continue Reading

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Super Easy Cup & Bucket Artwork

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2009

The lovely pieces of art seen in the pic above were made with a bucket and a plastic cup. Seriously.

To make one for your own,… Continue Reading

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Ten Picture Arranging Guidelines

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 06, 2009

created at: 2009-03-06

Photo from The Style Files

Lately I've noticed more than a few picture arrangements being hung curiously high on the wall. I'm not sure if this is due to a bona fide trend, or if individuals (close friends and relatives of mine) aren't aware that there are, in fact, some general rules to follow that bring cohesiveness and balance to an… Continue Reading

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Christian Faur's Crayon Pixel Art.

By: Chrisjob Feb 27, 2009

No, this isn't art made WITH crayons...it's art made OF crayons. "Artist Christian Faur uses wax crayons themselves as pixels to create imagery. The results are stunning, and I doubt I’d be able to resist the urge to touch these pieces in real life."


Drawn.ca [Via BoingBoing]


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Customized Eames Shell Chairs.

By: Chrisjob Feb 26, 2009

For my money, there is nothing better than an Eames fiberglass (now plastic) shell chair. Eiffel base, with/without arms... I'd take them all.

But, sometimes, vintage versions have seen better days. So rather than let these stained and worn masterpieces remain untouchable, artists and otherwise creative folk have transformed them into something new. Apartment Therapy has gathered a few:

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How to Find the Right Canvas Wall Art for a Room

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2009

Sometimes you fall in love with art that doesn't quite 'go' with your decor. No, we're not trying to match the sofa, but we are trying to find art that will complement a space that we also happen to love, which is the best kind of relationship. Freshome plays canvas wall-art-matchmaker in a recent article describing just what we should keep in mind as we search for or create the perfect image for our interior. Their hints… Continue Reading

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Appliance Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 20, 2009

created at: 2009-02-20

Awhile ago I posted a photo of my friend's mosaic surfboard. Now she's gone and done a toaster and the piece of toast, to boot. She's revving up for a big mosaic workshop in San Francisco. Lucky!

I'm thinking she could try her hand at a Mosaic Sewing Machine.

To see more of her unconventional and… Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Art Easel from a Pair of Recycled Crutches

By: Chrisjob Feb 19, 2009

I know this is weird, but when I was a kid, I longed to break my ankle or a foot so I could walk around on crutches. I know, I know, but the kids always got to leave class early, and everyone did all these nice things like carry their lunch tray....


Had I broken something, and were there a pair of 12-year-old crutches in my parents' basment, I'd probably make one of these: an easel. And even though I don't have a pair, the technique… Continue Reading

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