8 Easy Wall Art Projects

Even though I studied art history in college, I pretty much lack all fine art skills. Heck, sometimes I can’t even cut a straight line, but that’s besides the point. So when I stumbled across these eight easy wall art projects, I got a little (aka a lot) giddy inside because they look like something that I can actually make. Stripes, check. Dots, check. Cool geometric shapes, check. Now bring on the paint!

8 Easy Wall Art Projects
1. Easy Geometric Art via Squirrelly Minds
2. Oversized Landscape Pop Art by A Beautiful Mess
3. DIY Triangle Painted Art by Hello Lidy
4. Gold Leaf Monogram Art via 6th Street Design School
5. DIY Graphic Circle Wall Art by Homey Oh My!
6. Potato Print Artwork DIY by Oh Happy Day
7. Plywood Pinwheel Art by Vintage Revivals
8. DIY Diamond Art by Whimseybox

Happy painting!

String Art

Time: 1.5 hours
Materials: wood slab, nails, string, hammer, clothespin

DIY String ArtIve seen a few string art tutorials floating around the internet and decided it was time to give the project a try for myself! While it ended up being a bit more intense than I expected (sorry downstairs neighbors for the noise), I’m really happy with the results. Here’s how I did it:

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

 

The main problem I had was that the nails were so small, making it hard to hit them in without hitting my fingers. I recommend getting skinny nails that are a bit longer, though not too long or they’ll go through your board.

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life
Choose what shape you’d like for your art, print image, cut out. Secure with tape, then hammer nails in around the edges. *Tip* use a clothespin to keep nail in place if you want to avoid hitting your fingers!

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life
Once all nails are in place, tie a knot around one nail and begin stringing. There’s really no wrong way to do this, so have fun! End with a knot, cut the excess string and you’re all done!

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

DIY Bubble Art

Time: 1 hour
Materials:  watercolors, watercolor paper, bubbles, jars

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life
Anyone can create diy bubble art by mixing bubble solution and watercolors! Prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun.

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life
In separate jars, mix about 1/2 cup bubble solution with 2 tsp of watercolor paint. You can add more paint if you want a richer color, it’s really up to personal preference. Stir until the solution is blended.

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life
You’ll want to stand near/over the watercolor paper so the bubbles land on the paper. Switch between colors until the sheet it covered (to your liking).

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life
When you’re finished, let dry then frame. You can also use as wrapping paper or other party decor!

DIY Bubble Art | The Crafted Life

Pollock Inspired Wall Art

Time: 1 hour + dry time
Materials: canvas, self-stick vinyl stickers, paint, brush

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

Prepare to get messy!

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

Paint your canvas if you want a color other than white to peak behind the paint splatters.

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

Arrange your letters on the canvas before placing. For anyone who is curious, I used the last line of one of my favorite poems by Max Ehrmann found here. If you need help with the paint splattering technique, watch this quick video.

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

Stick on your letters and start splattering your colors!

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

Cover the letters completely with paint.

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

Peel letters while paint is still wet, but leave flat until 100% dry. If you move the canvas upright before it’s dry, your paint splatters with move and smear.

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life

DIY Pollock Inspired Wall Art | The Crafted Life