DIY Kitchen Art

The creative minds at HGTV Magazine show you how to spice up your walls with made-from-scratch projects.
By: Jodi Kahn

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Photo By: Philip Friedman

Painted Spoons

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Crafts paint: Deco Art Americana acrylic paint in petal pink, $1.50 for 2 ounces, and Martha Stewart Crafts satin acrylic paint in Granny Smith and marmalade, $2 for 2 ounces, all joann.com; Folk Art premium acrylic paint in skyline, $2 for 2 ounces, plaidonline.com; Linen: Nevada linen in oatmeal, $27 per yard, bandjfabrics.com; Frame: Ribba 19 3/4"W x 1 3/4"D x 19 3/4"H frame in white, $20, ikea.com

Printed Plates

Go to hgtv.com/diy-kitchen-art to download the pineapple image. Find the step-by-step instructions here. Note: These plates are for decoration only. Do not eat from them or put them in the dishwasher. Paper: Water Slide 8 1/2" x 11" temporary tattoo paper, $20 for 5 sheets, decalpaper.com

Framed Tea Towels

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Towels: Milk Bottles and Natural Cleaning 28" x 18" cotton dish towels, $7 each, nowdesigns.net for stores; Frame: Gemline Contemporary 30" x 20" poplar frame, $23, aifriedman.com

Ombre Cork Heart

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Crafts paint: Martha Stewart Crafts satin acrylic paint in wedding cake and habañero, $2 for 2 ounces, joann.com; Corks: Natural wine corks, $24 for a set of 200, twoofakindsupplies.etsy.com

Mini Letter Boards

Go to hgtv.com/diy-kitchen-art to download the letters. Find the step-by-step instructions here. Note: These boards are for decoration only. Do not eat from them or wash them. Boards: (from left) Bulls Eye, Pumpkin Stem, and Classic Mini Artisan 8" x 4 1/2" pine cheese and bread boards, $5 each, saltmarketplace.com; Paper: June Tailor 8 1/2" x 11" Light T-Shirt transfer paper, $8, joann.com

Napkin Teacups on Canvas

Go to hgtv.com/diy-kitchen-art to download the template for the teacup shape. Find the step-by-step instructions here. Canvas: Artist’s Loft 20" x 20" back-stapled cotton canvas, $15, michaels.com

Shaker Shadow Box

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Salt and pepper shakers: Garden Gnome 5" x 2 1/4" porcelain salt and pepper set, $10, karmakiss.net; Paper: Echo Park Essentials Collection Dots double-sided paper, $9.50 for a mixed set of 12 sheets, joann.com; Frame: Ribba 9"W x 1 3/4"D x 9"H frame in white, $10, ikea.com

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