DIY Wall Art & Décor Ideas

5 DIY Wall Art & Décor Ideas

Looking to spruce up your home but don’t want to spend a fortune? Decorate your walls, halls, and doorways with these 5 easy DIY Wall Art & Décor ideas that are easy, inexpensive, and best of all, look great.

1. DIY WALL ART & DECOR IDEA #1: GEOMETRIC MIRROR

One quick, inexpensive way to brighten up your home is to add mirrors. In this project, you'll transform paper towel tubes into a shimmering frame for a mirror. For the project, you'll need:

  • Empty paper towel tubes
  • Crafts glue
  • Coarse silver glitter
  • 9"- diameter embroidery hoop
  • 10"-diameter mirror
  • Hot-glue gun
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Carefully cut paper towel tubes into 3/8"-wide rings. 
  2. Dip one cut edge of rings into crafts glue, then glitter; let dry.
  3. Remove inner hoop from embroidery hoop. Hot-glue rings around inner hoop with rings touching and glittered edge up.
  4. Glue second round of rings around hoop; stagger placement. Add third round in same manner
  5. Glue mirror to center

2. DIY WALL ART & DECOR IDEA #2: COILED FLOWER WREATH

Hanging up wreaths is another cheap, fun way to add color to a room. You can roll strips cut from paper towel tubes to make flowers for a plush wreath. For the project, you'll need:

  • Empty paper towel tubes
  • 12" circle foam wreath form
  • 2½"-wide burlap ribbon
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 3"-wide colored ribbon
  •  Hot-glue gun
 INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Wrap burlap ribbon around wreath form until form is completely covered.  
  2. Carefully cut paper towel tubes into 1-wide rings. Cut crosswise through rings to make strips. Roll strips & tightly; let unwind slightly into loose coils.  
  3. Hot-glue coils to wreath form, covering all surfaces in a compact arrangement.
  4. Loop colored ribbon through top of wreath for a hanger.

3. DIY WALL ART & DECOR IDEA #3 SCALLOP PHOTO DISPLAY

Show off your family photos with a three-dimensional, stand-up display. You’ll use empty paper towel tubes to create a photo display of your favorite memories. For the project, you'll need:

  • 8x10" photo
  • Black poster board
  • Crafts glue
  • Empty paper towel tubes
  • Black paint
INSTRUCTIONS 
  1. Glue photo to black poster board.
  2. Cut paper towel tubes into 3"-wide rings. Arrange rings on top of photo, with rings touching to determine arrangement. Remove and glue rings together.
  3. Paint outside edges of rings black; let dry.
  4. Place rings back on photo; trace. Trace again onto black poster board for backing. Cut out shapes.
  5. Sandwich rings between photo and backing; glue layers together.

4. DIY WALL ART & DECOR IDEA #4 PUNCHED LANTERN

Illuminate a tabletop with paper towel tube lanterns punched with decorative designs and covered with a pretty Sparkle® with a Hint of Color paper towel. For the project, you'll need:

  • Empty paper towel tubes
  • Edge and hand punches
  • Sparkle® with a Hint of Color paper towels
  • Transparent double-sided tape
  • Battery-operated or LED lights
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cut 2"- to 4"-long sections from an empty paper towel tube.
  2. Punch or cut paper towel tube edges with a decorative design and punch stars, holes, or other designs through the tube sides as desired.
  3. Cut paper towel to fit around tubes. Wrap around tubes; tape overlaps to secure.
  4. Place lanterns over battery-operated tea lights or LED candles (never real flame).

5. DIY WALL ART & DECOR IDEA #5 FAUX IRON WALL ART

Pinch, paint, and arrange rings cut from paper towel tubes to make wall art that looks like faux wrought iron. For the project, you'll need:

  • 12"-square frame (remove glass and backing)  
  • Empty paper towel tubes  
  • Black spray paint  
  • Crafts glue  
  • 17 mm iridescent glass gems (vase filler)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cut paper towel tubes the same as frame height, measure depth of frame to determine.
  2. Glue five petals together to make one flower (you will make a total of 9 flowers)
  3. Create a composition by gluing the flowers together and to the frame.
  4. Glue a glass gem to each flower

*Article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens 

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