5 DIY Art Projects

You don’t need to spend big bucks to add a beautiful piece of art to your home. Whether you are looking for a piece to hang on your wall, or a unique item to add to your home, here are 5 DIY art projects you can complete this weekend:

DIY Painted Lampshade

One easy way to bring both colours, and different lighting to a room is to add a lamp. There’s no need to buy a designer lamp, it’s easy to create a beautiful and unique piece with a plain lampshade and a little creativity. Start by choosing a lamp base that suits your décor, with a plain coloured shade; a simple white shade can act as an empty canvas, but you can also use a shade with colour or texture. By using different painting methods such as spray painting, stamping, rolling, and stencilling.

Shadow Box Display

Shadow boxes are a beautiful way to keep those treasures from the past on display for future generations to enjoy, while also keeping them safely away from mildew and curious little fingers. Start by choosing a theme. Shadow boxes can be made to celebrate the birth of a baby, a wedding, a sporting achievement; or even a time of year or location, such as winter or the beach. The possibilities are endless, and shadow boxes also make wonderful gifts to commemorate a special occasion.

Plant Stamp Canvas

You don’t need to be a great painter to create a masterpiece when you can use the contents of your fridge and some paint. The base of a bunch of celery looks like a rose, and corn rolled through paint can create a unique pattern when rolled across the paper, or fabric. One room that is often forgotten for hanging artwork is the kitchen; so try this project to create a colourful addition for your home: 

Pattern Wall Art

Can’t paint? Not to worry. Decorate a wall in a beautiful piece of pattern to create a work of art. Using different sizes, and colours can create a unique display and really brighten a bland wall. The best part is, all you need is a sample, a print, and an empty wall. Hanging the prints on the wall looks wonderful, or you could try using a colour theme with different patterns, or mixing it up completely.

Paper Wall Art

Another way to make a beautiful piece of art without paint is to use different coloured pieces of paper. For this project, you’ll need pieces of coloured paper, and a shape to use as a stencil. The paper can be cut into rectangles, squares, triangles, anything really, as long as they fit together. The below example uses different tones of purple and orange arranged in a sombre pattern from dark at the bottom to light at the top. The result is stunning!

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