Sure you could go shop around at expensive galleries, fairs, and museums for a piece of art, but what about trying DIY artwork for your home?
With more people pinning on Pinterest, the craze for DIY artwork has hit new heights. Homeowners are finding their creativity. Families are coming together over craft night to create fun displays. Artwork is no longer something that has to cost a fortune. Now, it can be done on a budget and still look impressive.
If you’re looking for some fun artwork for your home, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Chevron is a hot pattern being incorporated in art, wall paint, and other types of décor. Its dramatic look is impressive, but what’s more impressive is how easy it is to make on your own.
To create a chevron masterpiece, tape down blue painters tape in the chevron pattern shape. Then, go crazy painting over it with watercolor or acrylics. Once the paint is dry, pull the tape up and you’ll have a colorful, chevron adorned work of art.
Go bold and create a paneled work of art. Get three canvases and put them side-by-side. Paint each canvas the same background color. Then, once it’s dry, create a design that spreads evenly across all three panels. Hang these panels up next to one another with about an inch between each canvas. Suddenly, you’ll have a piece of art that looks like it took days to make.
Is there a special song lyric that inspires you? Do you have a favorite quote that always seems to brighten your day? Create a piece of art using that expression.
All you will need is a blank canvas, your favorite color of paint, and some 3-dimensional letters that spell out the phrase. Glue the letters to the canvas. Then, paint over them in the color or pattern of your choice. Ombre designs work well for this adding a subtle yet dramatic look while bringing out the words on the canvas.
Maybe painting isn’t quite your thing. If you don’t like messing with brushes and tins, try framing something to create a beautiful piece of artwork. Go to a fabric store and find your favorite design. Then, cut down the design and frame it. Paisley prints, floral prints, or large geometric patterns look impressive when framed and hung on the wall.
Another way to incorporate a fun look without having to paint is to get some glitter and glue and go crazy. Buy a piece of cardstock in your favorite color or pattern. Then, get some glue and glitter and create a fun shape. For example, you can create the shape of your state or your initial. Fill in the shape with the glue, top with glitter and you’ll instantly have a piece of impressive artwork.
No matter your design style, there is a type of easy-to-create of DIY artwork that is right for your space. What pieces did you make? Share your pictures and show off your work in the comments below or on Facebook!