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How to: DIY Modern Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes

by Brittni Mehlhoff
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.

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5 Minute DIY: Magnetic Scroll Frame (No Woodworking Required!)

by M.E. Gray

DIY Hanging Poster Frame

Get ready, gang, because this is a fast one! I love having art all throughout my house, but I don't love buying frames. They're so expensive. I don't own any rare art, so it seems silly to buy frames that cost more than the original artwork itself. I like the trending, vintage-y look of a scroll frame, but enjoy the freedom of being able to switch out art pieces, like with a traditional frame. So why not both? With a bit of magnetic tape and some baseboard trim, this DIY hanging poster frame is not only cheap, but also super fast to make, and ridiculously simple.          

Make This!: Magnetic DIY Hanging Poster Frame

This DIY hanging poster frame is so easy to make that I think I can write out the instructions in one sentence. Let me give it a go:

Attach magnets to baseboard trim, and hang on a string.

Yep, that's it. Even though this project is just that easy, let's look at the specifics.

Materials

 

  • Wooden half-round moulding (often called baseboard trim, it's found in the building materials section of your local home improvement store)
  • Hand saw and sandpaper
  • Magnetic tape roll
  • String or cording
  • Scissors

Materials needed to make a magnetic scroll frame

Step

Use wooden baseboard trim to make a vintage-style poster frame

To start, cut the baseboard trim into four pieces (they usually come in 8-12 foot strips). The length you cut will depend on the size of print you want to hang. My print ran 18 inches across the top, so I cut the wood trim into 20 inch pieces. Leaving an extra inch on each side leaves enough room for the hanging string to fit. Once cut, sand the rough ends of the wood.

Step

Make This: DIY Hanging Poster Frame (no woodworking required!)

Cut strips of the magnetic tape, and apply to the flat sides of each wooden piece. 

Step

How to make a vintage poster frame

Tie a string to both ends of one wooden piece. Line your art print in between the magnets, and your DIY hanging poster frame is ready to be hung! How easy is that?


Make This!: DIY Hanging Poster Frame

Make This!: Magnetic DIY Hanging Poster Frame

How to make a magnetic vintage-inspired poster frame

Make This!: DIY Hanging Poster Frame

Make This!: DIY Hanging Poster Frame (no woodworking required!)
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This barely feels like a project because it took such little time to make. I love that I can change out the artwork as I please in this DIY hanging poster frame. Right now I'm rockin' this plant print because I'm obsessed with all things green right now. What's your favorite way to display your artwork? Let me know in the comments!

 

Are you itching to hang a gallery wall in your home? We have tips on getting started, even before you have all the pieces!

Eclectic Gallery Wall

 

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Curbly Giveaway: Win Two Picture Frame Galleries from Change of Art ($300 value)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Change of Art \


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!

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6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

by Craftmel

6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

Who says fabric is only for sewing?  I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don't see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it.  In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home!  Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art.  How about more easy ideas?  

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Refrigerator Non-Magnets for Stainless Steel

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Refrigerator Non-Magnets  for Stainless Steel

It seems refrigerator magnets are all the rage. Personally, I don't like the confusing look of lots of magnets and papers on the fridge, it goes against my hopeless quest for order. Happily, I discovered a line of products called HAPPEEZ by Lulalu (previously the company was called Mayfair Lane).  Cute, eh?

created at: 2009-04-02

What's so special about these? They stick to stainless steel or any slick, non-porous surface, even glass, mirrors and...

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How to Make Cardboard Hipster Picture Frames

by DIY Maven

How to Make Cardboard Hipster Picture Frames

Tis' the season to accumulate cardboard boxes. Most will find their way into the recycling bin, but you might want to save one or two to fabricate Photojojo's fun, functional and funky cardboard picture frames. (These could be a great project with the kids; mom or dad have to do the cutting, but the rest could be left to the little squirts.)

What you need to make 'em:

  • Photos (I also think they'd be a great way to display kid's art too!)
  • ...

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Frame Wallpaper

by Lilybee

I spotted this rather smashing Frame Wallpaper over a Graham & Brown, 

created on: 10/17/08

It's by artists Taylor & Wood and appears in their Young British Talent section (*waves flag and hums God Save the Queen*) and it's $40/double roll. The blurb says that 'it's a completely interactive wallpaper - you decide what you want it to be - whether you want to put up your youngsters art, paint directly in to a frame, or put up family photos - it's up to you!' ...

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DIY Vinyl Wall Decals

by Chris Gardner

Bold, graphic wall decals have been everywhere the last few years, but I've yet to see a DIYable option (have you? Post it below). Thankfully Danielle Thompson has taken the plunge, and done it up the DIY route.

She writes, "Really, you can create your OWN for much less money and that it's easy!

So I was like, "YES! i can do this MYSELF!" LOL. So I started searching stock photography sites a few weeks ago, found what...

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DIY Rectangular Wall Appliques OR A New Way To Frame

by DIY Maven

Remember the circle wall appliques? Well, the people that brought us those also sell a rectangular version. I’m thinking, however, instead of spending the 42 bucks on 5 of their unpainted rectangles, how about amassing rummage sale frames. Toss all but the actual frame parts and then paint them up so they coordinate. Apply them to the wall with sticky-back foam tape and then slip in your favorite images–which you can EASILY change when the mood...

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How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 1

by DIY Maven

How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 1

Have you ever noticed that–oftentimes–framing your new fabulous print/poster costs ten times as much as the print/poster itself? After suffering from this phenomenon for too many years I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I was buying my prints FIRST and then framing them AFTER. What I SHOULD have been doing is using the frames I already have and finding print images to fit their openings.

Re-use Your Frames

Okay, we all know this, but...

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