DIY art ideas, part 2

March 7, 2012

Ready for more DIY decor inspiration? Since I covered paint-related projects in the last post, I thought we’d try something just slightly more ambitious today.

First up, I have something special for all you crafty hoarders out there with more paper scraps than they know what to do with.

On the left is a wall collage of paper scraps glued to vintage plaques spray-painted white. Sound tricky? It really isn’t, thanks to Better Homes & Gardens‘ instructions. An assortment of cheap plates in different shapes would do just as well.

On the right, we have a wave of paper doily flowers with thumb tack centers. There weren’t instructions with this photo, but all you need to do is to get doilies of different sizes, fold them into quarters and twist gently to add dimension. Then, unfurl them and pin them through their centers with a brightly coloured thumbtack. Ta-dah!

If you’re looking for something a little easier, what about a garland?

Although this photo didn’t come with instructions either, you can learn how to make a multitude of garlands from A Beautiful Mess. Seeing this when I opened my eyes, I’d feel like I was waking up to a secret party every morning!

Last but not least (and definitely not in terms of production effort) is this amazing textured wall hanging.

Doesn’t it look like something you’d see in a fancy boutique hotel? The detailed instructions can be had over at Signed by Tina if you’re interested in tackling this beauty.

That’s all* I have for you today, but the next installment features found or easily procurable items for those of you who aren’t into painting or crafting, so do swing back around soon.

*Notice that nowhere in this post did I talk about toilet roll art. Sure, it’s cheap, easy and eco-friendly, but believe me when I say it’s in poor taste to display the relics of your bodily functions. Even the ones made of cardboard!