Art doesn't need to be flat to hang it on your wall -- heck, it doesn't even need to be hung on a wall at all! Here are 12 creative DIY projects that will add some dimension and visual interest to your space in no time flat.
If you're looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further. Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!
Ashley used leftovers found around her home to make this delightful 3D butterfly wall display. A more grown-up version of the nursery mobile, it's PERFECT for a toddler's room. Here's the
Mandy from Vintage Revivals is one industrious DIY-er. I just love this 3D, three panel wall art she created out of wood panels and branches. I'm a sucker for trees and branches. She even admits her first attempt at painting the wood panels was a flop. A true DIY-er always has some mishaps along the way. Her final product is wunderbar!
Ceramist R.J. Vogland creates the most stunning 3D effects with ceramic that I've ever seen. Each made to order mural is constructed of hand-sculpted tile. Mr. Vogland not only does pools, he also creates wall murals,
A traditional wall, by definition (I think), is a two-dimensional surface. By extension, wallpaper, traditionally, is also a two-dimensional deal.
At least, it used to be. "Designer Kicki Edgren Nyborg has decided that wallpapers shouldn’t be boring and repetitive. Instead they should be interactive, functional and whimsical. As far as functionality goes, her “Off the Wall” wallpaper is able to house lighting and storage. Her second design, “...
These are perfect examples of utilizing the mundane for extraordinary effect. First up, architecture student Michelle Nicholls saved up foam vegetable trays and turned them into 3D art.
Our friends over at 2modern highlight the work of Kyle Bean, whom makes models of the 3D variety. In this one, he pays homage to the evolution of the mobile phone. Much as all technological advancements, one gives birth to the next, nesting doll style. Sweet.
As one of ColoRate's creators, Michael Douma, reminds us, 'color is inherently three dimensional' so to have a color-picker that works in conjunction with how our minds work makes perfect sense. Michael describes ColorRate as 'a free online service that has some similarities to Adobe Kuler,
Don’t you just LOVE Photojojo? No? Well, you will after this completely excellent tutorial showing us how to make our very own 3D cameras, using 2 disposable cameras and a bit of duct tape. Again, with many of jojo’s tuts, a bit of additional learnin’ is included, which makes them especially good for us!
The hottest thing for sidewalks this season is Crayola's new 3D sidewalk chalk and paint. Each package of chalk and squeezable paint comes with instructions and 3D glasses that makes sidewalk and driveway art come alive! From $3.99 for a 5 count package of squeezable glitter to $12.99 for a complete activity kit, you can order on-line and get more information at The Crayola Store.
Ever want to live next to a river? How about turning the street outside your door into one? Manfred Stader and Edgar Müller are the guys to call if you’re interested. Check out this project (see also: www.metanamorph.com), which was the largest 3D painting ever done.
An ambituous tinker dubbed Pyrofer has equipped a Viewmaster with twin LCD screens, which project the same image at varied spacing to mimic three dimensional viewing.
With Think Geek’s clever kit, you can transform your 2D pictures into 3D images. Using "lenticular" technology, the kit lets you "take any standard photo in .jpeg format and, using the included PC software, define the areas that will pop-out." The kit ($25) includes a special filter under which you place your image for the complete lenticular 3-D effect. You can read more about lenticular technology on Wikipedia.