Art, DIY

5 incredibly easy DIY art ideas

I’m no artist, but I am creative. And cheap, haha! I’ve got some art tricks up my sleeve for DIYs and free art to print. Come take a look at five beautiful and simple FREE art ideas!

Stamping

DIY art - stamping technique to make brances and leaves - black and white art silhouette of plant

Last week I decided to experiment with these thrift store frames I bought for $10 each. The frames had scuffs and nicks, so I painted them black.

The art was OK, but just not me. I painted the the matting and canvas white and the trim French Gray.

DIY art - stamping technique to make brances and leaves - black and white art silhouette of plant

I keep seeing black and white plant silhouette prints and love them! I was nervous to freehand my own and also like the stamp effect so I decided to try sponges! Here is what I did. It is seriously so easy, it’s foolproof.

DIY art - stamping technique to make brances and leaves - black and white art silhouette of plant

You know, this would be really pretty large-scale on a wall too!

Watch the one minute video:


Roller

Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

I made these abstract black and white pieces with a sponge roller cut in half. That’s it! So simple, yet so striking.

Cheap DIY modern abstract art

Freepik.com

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string

My reading nook is really coming along! I hope to finish it and style it so I can show you all of it. I added this moulding over the weekend! Check it out on Instagram.

I did four 8×10 gold frames on either side. I got them on Amazon for about $7 each and the gold color is so pretty — not too bronze or orange. I also like that the clips swivel so I can easily change out art. I’ve also got a sweet trick to hanging frames with string so it stays secure!

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string

I found these and these pretty illustrations on freepik.com. They are free for personal use!

I put them on each page individually and printed them in grayscale. Then came the fun part of painting them! I didn’t paint them perfectly on purpose. I like the imperfect, artistic look much better.

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string

Next, I found this gold string from Hobby Lobby. It was $1.50 with a 40 percent off coupon. Don’t forget you can find the coupon on their home page and they can scan your phone at the register!

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string

I had upholstery nails already, but I wanted them to be gold so I spray painted them.

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string

Then I couldn’t figure out how to ensure the duct tape would hold the rope. I thought about glue or Liquid Nails, but then I had the idea to use a nail to hold the frame and make the upholstery nail and string purely decorative!

So you have two nails — one for the frame and one just to look pretty.

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string

I love personality and vintage feel of the string and gold thumbtack! It takes up more space on the wall too.

Easy DIY art - free printables - acrylic paint - gold frames with gold upholstry nails - how to hange a photo with a string
How to hang a frame with string - Vintage art ideas - DIY and free art - blank wall ideas

Unsplash.com

free stock photos - free art ideas - arial ocean art print

You can find beautiful images like this ocean photo on unsplash.com. It is an incredible resource as it is free and royal-free!

I used one image and cropped it in half to make two. I printed them (16×20) online at Costco for $7 each!


NY public library

Jesus manger printables - Free and cheap Christmas decor - Holiday art

Another great resource is the NY Public Library’s digital collection. There are so many vintage finds here!

Jesus manger printables - Free and cheap Christmas decor - Holiday art

NYPL is where I found these lovely drawings of the life of Jesus. I cleaned them up a bit and you can download them from this post.


Pinterest

Check out my pinterest board for my favorite free art prints from royalty-free websites. So many pretty options!

Super simple foolproof art ideas - stamping, rolling and free photos and vintage illustrations to print

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