I have a ton of empty wall space in my house. I also love creating art, but tend to come up with grand plans that either take too long or fall way, way short of my initial idea.
Those quick, crafty solutions for creating something in one short block of time escape me. I’ve found a few that might change that, though, since these could be done while the kids are napping or with their help:
Take the Side Street completed a project with drip painting. She claims she doesn’t know how to draw or paint, but it doesn’t scream “DIY” at all once it’s on the wall. You need a canvas, craft paint, and a water bottle. Then you just go a little nuts with the water and the paint, then wait for it all to drip down and create a masterpiece.
Another easy and inexpensive project that will add interest to your walls just uses foam and fancy paper. The tutorial, by How About OrangeÂ can be found at Decor8.Â In addition to that foam and paper, you’ll need an X-acto knife, ruler, spray adhesive, a ruler, a paintbrush, acrylic paint, and a pencil.
At Salvage Dior, there’s a DIY version of a vintage iron piece that doesn’t use iron at all. Instead, it’s paint and a rubber doormat, so it’s likely to cost you around $10 to make. She took a black outdoor mat, sprayed it with white paint, and sanded it to give it a vintage vibe. So gorgeous.
Photo credit: Take the Side Street, How About Orange/Decor8, and Salvage Dior