DIY Wall Art + A Creative Challenge

DIY Wall Art + A Creative Challenge As much as I love crafting, I don’t consider myself a fine artist/painter/etc by any means. But of course I don’t let that stop me from trying to get better, and neither should you! Knowing that no work of mine will be in a museum anytime soon, it’s much easier to relax and remove stress from the creation process. This project is the perfect way to get out of a creative funk all while making colorful and fun DIY wall art for your home. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you!  Here’s how: Continue reading…

20 Art Prints for Under $25

20 art prints you can get for your home for under $25!One of the the the fastest and easiest ways to make your home feel lived in is by hanging some art on the walls! While you can certainly DIY your own, and you know I’m a fan of that option, you also don’t have to spend a ton of money on prints to get quality pieces. Case and point, here are 25 prints you can snag for under $25 each. Match these with some inexpensive Ikea frames (that you can snazz up with a DIY or two) and you’ll have your home looking like a museum in no time!

1. Un Deux Trois

2. Light in Dark

3. Santorini

4. Pining for Pineapple

5. Bouquet IV

6. From a Table in Carolina

7. Strangers on the Internet

8. La Poste

9. Find a Sunnier Place

10. Modern Cottage Garden

11. Toucan

12. Blue Santorini

13. Good Vibes Only

14. Going for a Swim

15. I Love You California

16. Summer Yellow Cactus

17. Aquarium

18. Concord III

19. Chalet

20. Iris Apfel Illustration

And if you have any favorite shops for print shopping, let me know! I’m always on the look out to expand my gallery wall!

DIY Matisse Inspired Wall Art

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!Of course what would my new space be without some new art?! I studied Art History in college, and have always been draw to the bold colors and shapes in Matisse’s work. And since I don’t have the best painting abilities, I decided to draw upon his cutouts for inspiration for this DIY (because I can totally cut shapes out of paper and so can you!). If you’re looking to make new art for your home, but don’t have a ton of time or money to invest, then this project is absolutely for you. Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: colored construction paper, mod podge, brush, scissors

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!I found these brass frames at West Elm and just fell in love. The mat I use in the project is from the 8.5″ x 10.5″ size. If you use a different frame, just make sure you buy construction paper large enough to fill the space!

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!Remove the mat from your frame and trace onto your construction paper. This helps make sure that you don’t make shapes larger than the actual frame space. You can either sketch out your idea beforehand or just go for it with the scissors depending on your confidence level. Cut our your shapes, trying to make them all similar is size. The smaller the scissors, the more intricate you can get with your shape. The beauty about this project is that can create so many different shapes, there’s no way to mess it up!

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!Trim your construction paper that you’re mounting your cutout onto to fit your frame. Once everything is cut out, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of your shape and press in place. For placement, it helps to lay the mat on top of the background paper so you can get a since of how it’ll look in the frame.

Let dry, frame, and hang! The art itself cost about $2 to make, but looks like a million bucks in the brass frames don’t you think?!

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!

How to make Matisse inspired wall art for your home in 30 minutes!

Product for this post was provided by West Elm, a company I frequent and love. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!

 

10 Free Wall Art Printables

If you don't have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can download and hang in no time at all!It’s that time of year again! Guests are popping over on a regular basis. Pinterest is booming with decorating projects. The works. It can be stressful having to have your house in tip top shape for company, especially considering everything else we have going on in our lives, but I’m here to help. If you don’t have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can download and hang in no time at all!

If you don't have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can print right at home!1. Happy Happy Happy Print by Paper & Stitch

If you don't have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can print right at home!2. Oh Joy Printable via The Sweetest Occasion

If you don't have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can print right at home!3. You’ve Got This Print by The Crafted Life

If you don't have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can print right at home!4. You’re my Main Squeeze Printable by Bre Purposed

If you don't have time to go to the store, but still want to spruce up your space, here are ten free wall art printables you can print right at home!5. Gold Foil Artwork by Sugar & Cloth Continue reading…