While cameos and silhouettes of loved ones have been found in homes for, well, a long long time, they have recently made a comeback in more modernized forms - like this easy DIY plywood version!
...or whatever character your heart desires. Love the letter "C"? The number "5"? This easy DIY decor project is customizable, great looking, and practically free!
My love for all things Scandinavian knows no bounds. It's such a clean, warm, and modern aesthetic... with a touch of rustic charm thrown in for good measure. How could you not like it, right? If you've found yourself enamored with this style as well, here's a super simple DIY project that's sure to be right up your alley!
We've featured a few Scandinavian-inspired DIY projects here in the past (remember this gorgeous coat stand? Or this rag rug-inspired light?), but this may be the simplest and most universally appealing of them all (no Scandinavian cabin required).
Last week, we shared a budget-friendly wall art idea that used doilies and cupcake liners. This week, we're back in log land (What can we say? We love logs!) with this super simple, super affordable art project!
When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately. What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom! It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time. Can you guess what it's made of?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two. People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!
So, let's say you collected a ton of paint chips for that Easter Egg Garland, but a) never made it or b) got greedy at the paint store and have a bunch of "left overs"... What do you do now? Why, make some cool, mod, geometric wall art, that's what!
You'll never guess what Suzy's faux metal wall art is made out of. Here's a pic of the supplies:
One of my favorite pieces of art in our home is a set of giant silverware pieces hanging on our dining room wall. You can say I'm a sucker for large-scale forks, so it is no surprise that I got all giddy when I came across this set of silverware silhouettes.
When so many people are challenged with decorating small spaces, it seems odd that there are those who struggle with decorating their great big tall walls. Luckily, there are more ways to capture and utilize that space than hanging a giant quilt way up there.(Don't you love those three poufs?)
1. Shelve it and use your collections as art. Functional, decorative and it pulls the wall into the coziness of the room.
Font decorating hasn't captivated me, until now. These four rooms, dressed up in graphic font wallpapers by the Italian company Wall and Deco, have me rethinking this whole font decor thing. These walls add just the right character (Ha!, no pun intended) and would provide hours of obsessive word searching. Oh! Get a load of that duvet and pillow combo. Scrumptious.
You know that aisle at Goodwill that has all the cruddy wood knick-knacks made out of pine with that yellow orangey stain? It's the one that has lots of wood pieces with heart shaped cut outs. Change of policy: Don't walk by it, stop and hunt for a display shelf. You will not believe what a little TLC did for this dog.
What could be cheaper than using beautifully colored origami paper to make perfect wall art? It's geometric, it adds texture and, if you can make it look this good, it's practically free. A series of designs could be hung to give your wall an art gallery feel. But you need that wall for storage? Well, look what we have here - a giant sized origami wall unit that can multi-task as both art and storage...
Are you living in a leased space and your landlord forbids painting, wallpapering, and hammering into his precious walls? And are the blank walls are driving you nuts? Here's a simple, easily reversible way to wallpaper your wall with fabric and strip it right off when you move. It's so simple, ReadyMade
Don't tell my local mid-century modern group (Atomic Indy) but I'm kind of loving the whole Moroccan pattern trend. My first encounter was when I accidentally came across the My Marrakesh blog, by the lovely Maryam. Next, I found out about Melanie Royals, a San Diego stencil artist who organized a couple of painting trips to Maryam's pad in Marrakesh. Then, I discovered that Melanie's company, Royal Design Studio, now sells a huge variety of fabulous Moroccan stencils. I ordered this one and this one for my own painting adventure. Not sure yet what to paint, but here is more inspiration from Melanie Royal's trips to Marrakesh.
This project from Growing Up Creative was written as a craft for kids, but calling it a 'kid craft' sort of suggests that it's on par with gluing pasta onto paper, which it is not. I mean, I guess it could be, but in the right hands, the outcome is a lovely and sophisticated-looking art installation. To make your own toilet-paper-roll-flower wall art, you'll need this stuff:
Tin cans are pretty. Especially when they're grouped together, as evidenced in the picture above. The maker saved a bunch of them up, peeled off their labels, arranged them into a pleasing shape,
Photo Image: Easy DiY at Home
Blank walls sometimes make us so nervous that we run out to Pier One or World Market and buy generic pictures to cover the blankness. Ick! If you're scared to pick up a paintbrush and a blank canvas, this simple idea from Easy DiY at Home shows you a simple way how to add metallic shine and bright repetitive pops (sorry, I swore I wouldn't say that anymore) of color