20 DIY Wall Art Ideas To Give Your Home Some Personality

Wall art provides the finishing touch to a room and can pull an entire space together. The addition of wall art creates a focal point, adds texture, offers a splash of color, and shows the unique personality that makes your space feel like home. Here are 20 amazing DIY wall art projects to spruce up a room.

1. CD Art

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Supplies

  • Old CDs
  • Dark Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil
  • Sharp Tool (to etch the design)

Here is one way to reuse your old, scratched up CDs or DVDs that won’t play anymore. The instructions are easy to follow and you don’t need many supplies to complete the project. If you’re not confident in your drawing skills or creativity, there are plenty of scratch art ideas on Instagram to give you inspiration.

2. Skeleton Leaves

Supplies

  • Tough Leaves (oak or maple)
  • Water
  • Washing Soda
  • Food Coloring
  • Paint Brush/Toothbrush

This project is awesome because there are a few different methods you can use to create the art. The video shows you the basics of making skeleton leaves, but you have to have the patience to wait 10 days while your leaves soak in water.

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Once you have the skeletal remains of the leaves you can leave them as they are or add color. These instructions explain more of the process and have examples of both the fast and slow methods. I think this will be my next project!

3. Canvas Art

Supplies

  • Frames with Mats (12 by 12 inches)
  • Canvas Boards (8 by 9 inches)
  • Green Spray Paint
  • Garden Clippers
  • Drop Cloth

I remember doing this sort of project when I was in elementary school. I used maple leaves and evergreen branches for mine. I love that the choice of colors is seemingly limitless. The instructions are easy to follow for this leaf canvas art.

4. Push Pin Wall Art

Supplies Needed:

  • Gold and Colored Pushpins
  • Canvas or Burlap Boards
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Hooks
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Drill Gun
  • Foam Board

This DIY project is one you can do with the kids. During an online search, I saw an extravagant, full-wall display that was a scene from a video game. You can stick to using the gold pins or go with the colored version. Personally, I’d love to do a push pin of some medicinal plants for an apothecary one day.

5. Easy Wipe-Off Menu Board

Supplies

  • Picture Frame
  • Patterned Scrapbook Paper (cut to size)
  • Dry-Erase Board and Marker
  • Stickers

This wipe-off menu board is both a decorative and functional addition to your kitchen — though I would use a different style of patterned paper for mine. You could use this as a menu board, a to-do list, or to create little notes for the family. The instructions are super simple, and this project doesn’t require much in the way of supplies.

6. Canvas Constellation Night Light

Supplies

  • Large Canvas
  • Primer Spray
  • Blue, Black, Purple, Neon Pink, and White Spray Paint
  • Black and White Transparency Print Out of Constellations
  • Metallic Silver Sharpie Paint Marker
  • Strand of White Lights
  • X-ACTO Knife

I absolutely love this idea. You can go with the constellation pattern or choose your own. All you have to do is follow the basic set of instructions. Maybe some floral patterns with the use of colored bulbs?

7. Sunburst Mirror

Supplies

  • Mirror With Flat-Edged Frame
  • 150 Pieces of Branches and Twigs
  • Glue Gun
  • Painters Tape
  • Yardstick
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Primer

I really like that this project incorporates the use of nature with the branches and twigs. Another option you could try is using paint sticks from your local hardware store (if you want something a little more modern). Utilizing paint sticks provides a more uniform look while twigs offer a more natural feel.

8. Living Wall Art

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Supplies Needed:

  • Hammer and Staple Gun
  • Paint and Paintbrush
  • Clean Cloth
  • Chopstick or Pencil
  • Succulent Cuttings
  • Cedar or Redwood Shadow Box
  • Picture Frame
  • Nails
  • Hardware Cloth (½ inch)
  • Staples
  • Plywood Backing (¼ inch)
  • All-Purpose Potting Soil

This framed living succulent garden is incredible! The idea literally brings the room to life and creates a focal point that would look beautiful in a bathroom or above a fireplace.

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I can’t help but wonder what other plants could be used. The color variety is gorgeous, but of course, you could go with a more uniform look by choosing succulents of the same variety.

9. Personalized Photo Clock

Supplies

  • Clock
  • Photo
  • Scissor
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Screwdriver
  • Adhesive

There are several different variations and ways to create personalized photo clocks but this one tugged at my heartstrings. Another favorite I found was a massive wall clock, but it entails a bit more work.

10. Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf

Supplies

I don’t know about you, but popsicle sticks were some of the first crafting supplies I had growing up. This shelf is both rustic and modern, and if you continue to Part 2 of the instructions, you can make an expanded version that creates an awesome honeycomb piece of wall art. I really like the stained look, but you could paint yours any color you’d like.

11. Branch Art Headboard

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Supplies

  • Branches and Pruning Shears
  • Measuring Tape
  • Boards (1 by 2 inches)
  • Sandpaper
  • White Acrylic Paint and Brush
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Nails

This project is fairly cheap and easy. I couldn’t help but stare at it and think about how it would make a great focal point in any room.

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One idea I would incorporate is to use the twigs to spell out a word and add some originality.

12. Floating Frames

Supplies

Pressed plants are beautiful, and putting them inside floating frames is even more elegant. It seems to be best to use flat foliage and flower petals, but if you press a flower long enough, other shapes should still work.

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Imagine being able to display flowers that were given to you forever! This project is fun and would be great to do with the kiddos to teach them about preserving the garden.

13. Silhouette Art

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Large Drawing or Picture
  • Scissor
  • Construction Paper or Poster Board
  • Colorful Magazine Pages (cut in strips)
  • Glue Stick

I take pleasure in re-using old things to make new (especially if it adds beauty to space), and that’s exactly what this project is all about. You can trace any picture for your silhouette, and make a highly personalized DIY wall art piece. If you don’t have any old magazines, try checking with a local library to see if they have any that will be discarded. You may luck out.

14. Backlit Canvas Art

Supplies

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint and Paintbrush
  • String Lights
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Card Stock
  • Glue Stick
  • Nails

Here is a variation of the constellation night light. The piece is beautiful and only costs about $25 to make. I agree with the artist. It would be great in a hallway to add a little light at night. Change the pattern and design if you wish to make it suitable for another room you choose. I think it might look good in a bathroom as well.

15. Star Burst Or Flower Burst Wall Art

Supplies

  • Cardboard
  • Scissor
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Cardstock (in the color of your choice)

I think this piece is simple yet elegant. If you don’t want to use colored metallic paper you could always start with blank white sheets and paint them other colors you prefer. The color scheme they chose is fantastic for the winter holidays and Valentine’s Day, too.

16. Paper Leaf Optical Illusion

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Supplies

  • Colored Paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Paper Cutter
  • Dowels
  • String
  • Pushpins

What caught my eye about this DIY wall art project was the fact that it’s an optical illusion. This is another project I’m eager to try when I get the chance. I think it’s beautiful, and there’s some room to play with color combinations and the type of leaves used. I didn’t realize it was paper initially — or that the leaves were separate pieces of paper!

17. Feather Shadow Box

Supplies

  • Feathers
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Foam Core Poster Board
  • Scissor
  • Shadow Box (20 inches)
  • Spray Paint

I think the color scheme used to make the feather shadow box in this video is gorgeous. You can get the feathers at a craft store, but if you’re like me, you may have some real feathers on hand.

There was a ranch I used to visit that had beautiful peacocks, and I would collect their fallen feathers (along with feathers from many other beautiful birds) — perfect for this project!

18. Kids Free Art Collage

Supplies

  • Poster Board
  • Paint and Paint Brushes
  • Circular Hole Punch
  • Ruler
  • Glue Stick
  • Frame

Children have some of the most creative minds. For this project, all you have to do is let your kids express themselves with paint, and then use a circle cut out to get the shapes. Though you don’t necessarily have to do circles, any shape would work. This video breaks it down nicely.

19. Geode Wall Art

Supplies Needed:

  • Resin
  • Sparkles
  • Crushed Crystals
  • High-Gloss Finish
  • Wood
  • Marker
  • Paint
  • Heat Gun

This geode wall art is totally breathtaking. The artist shows you how she creates stunning wall art that uses real crystals. Technically it’s a painting, but it also uses resins and other supplies. This would definitely be an expert level craft.

20. Full Moon Wall Art

Supplies Needed:

  • Hacksaw
  • Scissor
  • Staple Gun
  • Shower Curtain or Tapestry (with full moon art)
  • Vinyl Frosted Shower Curtain
  • PEX Tubing
  • PEX Hose Mounts
  • Strip of LED Lights

Kids and adults alike would enjoy this piece of art. I know it’s another video, but some things (DIY projects especially) are better with visual instructions. This project cost the artist less than a hundred bucks and didn’t require the use of power tools. I love being able to bring nature indoors with me, so for the last DIY wall art idea on this list, I figured we’d go out with a bang. Incredible!

Wall art can be created with so many different items and techniques. If you’re looking to add more personal flair to your home, try out a couple of these ideas. Let us know what you like and show us your art! Happy crafting!

Written by Elaina Garcia

Today’s Homesteading story is brought to you by Elaina Garcia. Healing and Health is an important part of life. Elaina has been practicing natural healing for almost 15 years and finds wildcrafting medicine to be extremely important, especially on the homestead.

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