Pinterest Favorites: Creating DIY Statement Art

I love a big, bright focal point in a room. But unfortunately I don’t have an unlimited budget with which to buy artwork! And so, I DIY. Check out these simple DIY’s that allow you to get lots of bang for your buck… and an afternoon of your time. 🙂

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1. Elephant Print – This is a picture I had on my computer… I hate using things without credit, but I have no idea where I got it. Sorry original poster! If it’s yours, please let me know! I think this is just an engineering print (more on that in a minute) that’s been framed… It might not be, but it could be! Therefore you could make one yourself. 🙂
2. DIY Starburst Painting – This one is by me, Jen. I have used this in two different houses now, and I love that it’s a bright pop of color wherever I put it. Right now I have it leaning on a sofa table in my entryway.
3. Giant Photobooth Prints. Engineering prints! Wrap them around a canvas and glue the edges, then just stack them up when you hang them! Such a cute idea.
4. Turn your favorite song, or a song that means something to you into a piece of art.
5. This is a cool idea… And wouldn’t require a canvas beneath, just a simple wooden frame. It’s just a shower curtain wrapped around a frame and stapled. You could use a vintage sheet, a quilt, or a patchwork of your favorite t-shirts, too!
6. A simple painted piece – So cute for the master bedroom. I also love that gumball lamp.
7. Two different ideas in one! That solid black background with the bright yellow flowers, and the song lyrics would be pretty anywhere!
8. Vintage camera printable. Click through the link to download. This is just modpodged over an old thrifted canvas print.
9. Another handwritten piece – I love this!

For most of these ideas, you can either get out your paintbrushes, or you can find something to wrap around, or over your canvas or wooden frame. Staples and Office Depot both have a Blueprint, or Engineering print size available in their print shops. They range from about $1.50 – $13 in price. Since the print size is so big, either plan to use a huuuuuge image, or have some blurriness or pixelation. Since it’s basically a photocopy, it’s not going to be perfect photo quality, but that’s part of the charm of using them. If it’s done right, even pixelation can turn out looking very artsy and intentional. 😉

Have you made something like this? Leave me a link in the comments, I’d love to see your ideas!

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