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I’ve really enjoyed wedding planning so far, but truthfully I am most excited about our honeymoon! There’s going to be so much pasta, wine, and exploring that I wish we could just leave right now. Hint: we’ll be visiting the cities listed in the piece above!
Because we’re now 8 months out from the wedding, and 10 from the trip, I wanted to make something for our home to keep us excited as we get closer and to remind us of it for years to come. Turn the itinerary of a favorite trip into DIY wall art! Here’s how: Continue reading…
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…
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!
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:
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!
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!
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?!
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!