If you've got a blank wall, some scrap wood, and a love for maps, well, I've got the DIY project for you!
We all have a stack of family photos hidden away somewhere, or tucked inside an album or two. Perhaps you have a pile of photography prints, in plain sight, still waiting to be hung on the walls. I know I am guilty of this one. Maybe, like me though, you just haven't figured out the best way to display those piled up photos yet. Let's face it, the fridge just isn't what it used to be. So, it's time to give those photos the proper home they deserve, with this Curbly original roundup: 15 cool ways to display photography and family photos in your home.
I tend to like a bit of humor or quirkiness in my decor, which probably stems from my belief in not taking anything too seriously. I want to surround myself with things that make me smile, you know? So when I spotted this DIY animal mask art, which struck me as weird (in a good way) and immediately made me laugh, I knew I had to share it!
It's art month here at Curbly and we'll be sharing more awesome DIY art projects than you can handle. While we're at it, though, I thought it might be fun to take a peek into the work spaces of a few professional artists. So, put on your Eye Candy aprons and check out these 11 inspiring studio spaces!
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.
With Valentine's Day coming up, I know some of you are looking for a creative gift for your special person/pet/self. Well, look no further! A gallery wall of picture frames from Change of Art fits the bill perfectly; just fill it up with some family snapshots and you're ready to go! We'll give you two! Read on to learn more about this week's prize, and how to win!
I really love the look and inherent texture of sculptural wall art; I feel like it adds a unique energy to the room you just don't get with your typical 2D fare. If you're looking to add a unique "wow" factor to an entryway, guest room, or anywhere in your home for that matter, check out this clever DIY decor project from Rue Magazine!
If you've ever made anything out of paper, you know how quickly an unruly scrap pile can grow. It's always a shame to throw those (perfectly good) bits away, which is why I love this DIY idea from A Little Hut!
As 2012 rolls to a close, we're paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!
I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art -- for cheap!
String art is all the rage these days, though most projects tend to take more typographic forms. I'm a big, big fan of this abstract/geometric version though. Plus? It's way easy!
I've long associated macramé, the process of making textiles by knotting rather than weaving or knitting, with kitschy owl-shaped wall hangings from the 1970s. (My grandma was quite fond of them, bless her heart.) So, to see the technique used to create intricate works of art is not only unexpected, but completely fascinating!
When a DIY project idea comes from two sisters who run a modern stationery company, you know it's going to be awesome!
Carl Kleiner is a commercial photographer based in Sweden whose portfolio is full of incredible imagery! Today, of course, we're highlighting this series of food sculptures he created and photographed. It's got just the right amount of whimsy to send you off into a new weekend!
I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?
As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It'll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!
Last month, we featured ten modern DIY art projects that ranged from bold and graphic to subdued and subtle. We're back at it again with a fresh new roundup of contemporary art inspiration -- and it's all stuff you can make yourself (of course). Enjoy!
I'm a big believer in surrounding yourself with art and think kids deserve awesome art, too! Here are a few of my favorite prints from talented artist and illustrators from around the globe. Check them out and if you know of anyone else who should be on the list, tell us in the comments!
These insanely detailed miniature food sculptures are made by artist Shay Aaron using regular ol' polymer clay (you know, "Sculpey", that craft store staple). Don't they look good enough to eat??