I still don’t have anything hardly hanging on my walls. We moved in to our house at Halloween of last year, so we’ve been there about eleven months, and at first it was acceptable to not have things hanging on our walls because we weren’t done banging on the walls and creating a ruckus in other rooms. Now, it’s just embarassing to basically live in the house equivalent of a furniture show room. We really need to finish the touch up painting and fill our walls with something a little interesting. We have a pile of frames for a collage wall, and I have an idea where the various pieces in our art collection will hang, but I have a lot leftover.
Good thing Pinterest exists, am I right?
I think you decorate an entire house with just easy wallhanging DIYs from Pinterest. And maybe that’s what I’m planning!
I really love the simplicity of this puff-paint wallhanging from Virginia and Charlie.
She took this pattern from Gelakins
and turned it into a beautiful wallhanging with just a spare canvas, some wax paper, and puff paint.
I don’t know that the white on white is exactly what I’m looking for but it’s such a clever idea! It would be really easy to recreate with a different color scheme or a different pattern.
As long as I’m talking about Gelaskins I should toss out there that they have a whole line of really beautiful skins for smartphones (not just iphones!!) and Kindles and all kinds of gadgets. So if you’re in the mood to get distracted from thinking about your blank walls (I am) you can try to get inspired by thinking about how pretty and personalized your electronics could be.
Also all over pinterest are variations of these melted crayon art projects:
These turn out really pretty but the line of crayons left at the top isn’t quite my thing. I like the 3D part but I think that this could look a lot classier if you peeled off (or painted over) the crayons at the top.
Be Different, Act Normal has a great roundup of crayon art projects that yield some really cute results.
I also noticed that a museum I used to live near had an artist installation (about wildfire) that used this same technique to generate a 3-d sculptural result. It could be simplified to make a little sculpture for a shelf.
I’ve also seen a lot of embroidery hoop swatch wall hangings. With all of the options for fabric, you could go so many different directions with this. It would be a lot of fun to paint the embroidery hoops, too, so they look more updated. I’m thinking metallic paint!
I think the project is really straightfoward but why don’t you check out the tutorial at Purlbee!
My final pinterest-discovered DIY wallhanging is from Distant Bloggers and it’s a little more sculptural. This vase wall-hanging is pretty easy but with just a few new cut or fake flowers you can change the whole feel of it!
Get the step-by-step Creative Minds Without Borders on Tumblr.
I’m serious about needing to get some things up on my walls so share any ideas you’ve pinned lately in our comments and I’ll be sure to check them out!