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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
Cut strips of the magnetic tape, and apply to the flat sides of each wooden piece.
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?
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!
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So you have a photograph you'd like to have enlarged and framed, but you're not sure if it's quite right for the wall/room you have in mind in which to display it. Or perhaps you've found what you think might be the perfect print for that bare wall in your digs. These familiar situations are no longer conundrums
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Got jars? Need frames? Do this.
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?
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These re-stickable photo frames from Photojojo are so clever I can hardly stand it. Made of premium, pliable vinyl--just like those fancy wall decals--the frames not only stick to walls but to windows too. (I wonder how they'd look on a window framing a photo transfer? Hmmmm.) A set of 8 will set you back 20 big ones--or 2 for 36.
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!)
I spotted this rather smashing Frame Wallpaper over a Graham & Brown,
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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She writes, "Really, you can create your OWN for much less money and that it's easy!
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Re-use Your Frames
Okay, we all know this, but...