As the famed writer Kurt Vonnegut once said, “To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow.” Life is art—and the ability to practice creativity is a gift.
Some people may believe that art can only be created by those with natural talent. But don’t let this way of thinking fool you. DIY art projects are a simple and feasible method to show off your creativity and spruce up your space. We’ve compiled a list of crafty projects you can try for yourself. Here are some ideas for DIY art projects to add personality to your walls.
A Painted Canvas Tarp
Want to try a more high-end do-it-yourself project? How about repurposing a nontraditional item as a home décor accent? Instead of painting a standard canvas, consider using paint on a canvas tarp instead. Completed tarps make wonderful wall art as creative murals or inspirational banners. To create this wall hanging by yourself, remember to prepare the canvas beforehand and use the right paint for the material.
Embroidered Needlework Designs
Have you ever tried canvas needlework? After adding the basics of needlepoint to your artistic repertoire, the sky is the limit with colorful embroidered designs. Search for kits or patterns you like, then finish them in a frame or hoop as wall décor. You can start small and work your way up to larger canvases. Even beginners on their needlepoint journey can stitch up something fabulous in no time.
Washi Tape Picture Frames
Washi tape fanatics know this decorative adhesive tape is usable for an array of artistic purposes. Handcrafts and paper journaling are the most popular choices these days. Yet, wall art projects are no exception to the list. These brilliant little rolls are available in a range of fancy, functional, and multihued designs, and you can use them as one-of-a-kind frames for pictures. Simply select a few favorite pics, personally-taken photos, postcards, or printed paintings to hang on the wall. Then, frame each art piece with your choice of tape. Think outside the box with geometric shapes and sizes.
Hanging Bead or Yarn Art
DIY art projects that use natural materials can add personality to your walls. Wall hangings with tree branches are an option to try for bohemian elegance or a modern-yet-rustic look. Just wind your choice of yarn around the branch at different visual heights. Otherwise, you can incorporate beaded strings or necklaces for the ultimate whimsical appeal.
As you can see, individuals can create vivid, beautiful, and impactful art in a myriad of ways—and without the need for natural talent. Strive to get out of your comfort zone and be creative with your choice of home décor. Those formerly blank walls will thank you, and you may even surprise yourself with your clever craftiness.
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