Roundup: 10 DIY Upcycled Wall Art Projects

Roundup: 10 DIY Upcycled Wall Art Projects
Do you have a bare wall and wallet? If so, take heart, because these upcycled wall art projects will cover the former and help you forget about the latter...at least for a little while.
Abbey found a cool use for her pencil collection. She glued them onto a piece of MDF to fashion a wall display. (Spotted at Elizabeth Abernathy.)
Patricia from A Little Hut, rolled paper to make this sweet triptych. 
Another humble medium--cardboard--was used to make this dimensional art.
Elizabeth, who pointed us to the aforementioned pencil display, made this flower installation using sheet music and red paper.
created at: 05/28/2012
Green Upgrader fan Cary, made this piece out of old cans. It could also serve as storage, but for art purposes, I'd leave it empty. 
Vintage rulers bent just so make perfect stars.
If credit cards created that empty wallet in the first place, you may want to chop them up and do a little mosaic. A mirror like this, for example, could be a better use for that plastic. (And if you don't have that many credit cards -- good for you! -- but would still like to make one, spent gift cards would work great too.)

Put old credit cards and such to new use by making a beautiful mosaic!
Who knew plastic bottle caps could make a cool and colorful collage? Blu did.

DIY bottle cap mosaic

Etsy seller dpad used a vintage art print to make this homage to Duck Hunt. The idea could be applied to a variety of garage sale art. (Cracks me up every time I look at it.)

Recycled Book and Vintage Print 8-bit Art - Duck Hunt
We're going to finish with a bang. Paul Villinski's beer can butterflies. The cans, which Paul rescued from the streets of NY, are the ignoble medium but the process and outcome is not. Paul calls the butterflies' production 'a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips and files and fingers.' Gorgeous.
created at: 05/28/2012

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Jeanne on Jun 03, 2012:

Ummmmm.... The links that are supposed to go to the hanging and mounting ideas go to the Upcycled Wall Art. :-D

George on May 30, 2012:

I especially like the one with the cardboard although they're all nice.  Goes to show what you can create out of not very much.

mes bijoux on May 28, 2012:

I adore this last picture with the sweet buterflies. So cute!
kisses from Barcelona!


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