DIY Wall Art Projects

Banish blank walls and channel your inner artist with these totally doable, trendy DIY wall art projects.

By: Liz Gray

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Make Your Own Cork World Map

A fun way to mark where you've been and where you're going, a large world map made out of cork gives you limitless possibilities. A neon hue makes this classic wall feature thoroughly modern.

Bulldog Cork Art

Try another spin on cork art from HGTV Magazine — this time directly on the wall — with this oversized cork bulldog installation perfect for kids' rooms.

Black and White Photo Wall

Create an interesting photo display that can be easily updated with black and white photos and bright colored tape. Choose a few of your favorite photos and use a photo editing software to make them black and white. Print at home on glossy paper, online or at your local print shop. For greater visual interest, use vertical and horizontal photos of different sizes. Tape directly to the wall with brightly-colored tape.

Painted Baby Food Hanging Vases

This project is a fun and colorful way to recycle baby food jars. After they are wired together, the jars can be used to add a splash of color and fresh flowers to a plain wall or window.

Coffee Filter Installation

The most basic of household supplies, coffee filters, is given a modern treatment for this wall installation. Fill a big, blank wall is filled with dip-dyed coffee filters in a flowing, floral pattern.

DIY Monogrammed String Art

String art used to be straight out of the '70s, but there's a new graphic version that's back in a big way. Learn how to make your own modern monogrammed string art in just a few easy steps.

Painted Ombre Canvas

Create custom ombre artwork with this how-to from HGTV Magazine and DIY blogger Typhanie Peterson.

Create a Herringbone Design With Washi Tape

Use colorful paper tape to create a geometric wall pattern — perfect for renters or kids' bedrooms. When you're ready for a new look, it's easily removable and won't damage your walls.

Floral China Wall Art

Flea markets and thrift stores are overflowing with discarded china. Add a custom stencil, like numbers or a monogram, and hang to create unique wall art on the cheap. Get the floral china wall art how-to from HGTV Magazine.

Oversized Plywood Artwork

Fill an entire blank wall with an architectural, graphic painted piece. Your friends will never guess it started off as basic plywood.

Make Faux-Screenprinted Pop Art

Channel your inner Andy Warhol and make your own photography-inspired pop art! This simple faux screenprinting technique uses everyday craft supplies to take DIY art to the next level.

Oversized Family Portraits

Make your family a focal point with a grouping of large-scale canvas prints. Learn how to select, edit and hang your photos for a professional-quality look.

Make a Personalized Photo Mural

This printable, personalized wall mural makes a bold statement without the need for paint or wallpaper. It's the perfect solution for apartments or rental homes where temporary decor is a must. Here's how to create, print and hang your own stick-on wall mural.

Make an Oversized Shadowbox Facade

Too many small wall hangings can create a cluttered look. This oversized shadowbox is a great way unite a disparate grouping of objects. Make your own using basic lumber and materials.

Turn a Rug Into a Wall Tapestry

Put a cherished rug on display as handmade art with some basic lumber and these DIY tapestry instructions.

Fractured, Framed Map Art

Display a map from a memorable vacation by cutting it into pieces and displaying it gallery wall-style.

Modern Map Art

Modern Geometric Painting

It's amazing what painter's tape, some patience and pretty paint colors can achieve. Even novice artists can turn plain canvas into a modern masterpiece.

Turn Leaves and Foliage Into DIY Canvas Wall Art

Turn to your backyard for the main materials for this artwork project. A few foliage clippings and some spray paint transform a blank canvas into bright, modern wall art.

Group Instant Photos Into Color-Coded Wall Art

Unite instant photos from a day or event in a clear acrylic frame. You'll see how each takes on a color palette and tone of its own simply because of the photos inside.

Modern Melted Crayon Art

Fake the look of stained glass using crayons and wax paper. This modern take on a traditional technique creates free-form shapes that can easily be customized to match your space perfectly.

Turn Paint Chips Into Geometric Art

DIY decorators tend to make frequent visits to the paint store — and the paint chip rack. Repurpose the extras as a colorful, geometric piece of art that perfectly matches your space.

Create Origami Paper Wall Garlands

Origami paper is good for more than just folding. By sewing together strings of the paper squares, you can create a group of garlands that are sure to be a conversation-starting art piece.

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