Want to know the secret to filling your wall space with little or no money in the bank? Forget shopping at expensive home decorating stores! You don’t need to be crafty to create your own artwork and you can use items that you already have around the house Check out our gallery wall that I created in our in our formal living room using inexpensive picture frames with printable photos/artwork and paper-cut images with washi tape. Here’s a tutorial for budget friendly gallery wall decor that anyone can DIY!
When decorating your home, an interior designer might suggest that you follow a certain placement pattern when creating a gallery wall. My suggestion is to work with what you’ve got and create your own masterpiece! Gallery walls are supposed to be unique, fun and funky!
Check out this Over-sized 3-D paper flower on washi-tape art canvas that you can make yourself!
Supplies to make the Oversized 3-D Flower Artwork:
Decorate the canvas as you desire. To keep the washi tape adhered to the canvas, spread mod podge all over and let dry.
Before I decided what art/photos to use on my gallery wall, I laid all of the frames and canvas on the floor until I was happy with the arrangement. Then I hung everything and brainstormed on pictures/designs.
Use Washi Tape on White Canvas for easy DIY artwork
I decided to add washi tape to the canvas because I didn’t want anything permanent with paint. I grabbed some neutral washi tape and started making a pattern. Once I had those hung, I went to Cricut Design Space to make the over-sized 3-D paper Flower, a bird on a branch, and an “H” over-sized letter.
I made the deer head using chipboard and my Cricut Explore but you can easily make a similar one using a template and cut by hand. I cut 2 thick pieces of chipboard which I adhered gray card stock to one side and added red card stock to the back. With a different color on each side, I can change things up during Valentine’s, July 4th and Christmas.
I used the same chipboard method to make this Family plaque and covered with gray card stock.
I used a black sharpie to color in the swirly part of the Family plaque. The LOVE picture is also in Cricut Design Space, the image library had the design and my Explore drew the design. I used a medium tip black pen and I hand-colored in the word LOVE with a gray marker.
The 8×10 black frame has an Cricut die-cut design in white and I change the color of the card stock behind it (currently beige) every season. You can pick up the 8×10 Black Picture Frames here or here.
Change your wall art seasonally
Check out my post HERE with pictures of our holiday wall decor to see how easy it is to transition your home decor each season without spending money! Decorating your home doesn’t have to be intimidating or expensive. Have fun playing around with placement. Lay the artwork you plan to use on the floor before nailing numerous holes in the wall. By the way, 3M adhesives are amazing if you don’t want permanent holes in your wall.
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