If your lack of wall art is giving you night sweats, maybe it’s time to pick up a few art supplies. Wall décor can get expensive and if you’re on a budget, sometimes the best way to “ acquire” art is to make your own! The art supplies will likely cost you a fraction of what you’d pay for a store-bought painting or print.
Live the glitz of The Great Gatsby with this hand-painted vanity tray that is all about celebrating the glamour of the 1920s and the beauty of the art deco era. In a few short steps, you can create your own masterpiece!
Plain fondant-covered cakes make great blank canvases for rose gold embellishments. Rose gold luster dust is used to create shimmering sequins and art deco patterns. It’s available for purchase at many cake specialty shops and online. Here we’ve mixed it with clear vanilla extract to create rose gold paint. Art Deco stencils can also be found at your local craft store, and while you’re shopping, pick up a new pack of soft-hair artists’ brushes. You’ll need a kitchen-dedicated set for this project.
Small spaces don't require major changes or extra costs to celebrate seasons and holidays. For example, Americana look includes DIY projects, such as this flag-inspired art using strips of that are painted, which can be hung from the ceiling or a pergola.
Another DIY project that Jeanie Engelbach created for her home? Turning an IKEA cabinet into a piece of art. With pictures of pinup girls and a mirrored front, this DIY cabinet is the perfect place to house clothing.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function with an art studio (right), garden, fire pit, hammock and chicken coop (left), as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
If you’re keeping score, do it on an oversized outdoor chalkboard. They’re easy to DIY and we love how multipurpose they are. When you’re not keeping score, it’s an art canvas or menu display for more formal get-togethers.