Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Wall Art

DIY Wall Art
First of all, don't forget to enter this week's giveaway (three patterns of your choice from Seamingly Smitten!) Click here for more info.

I've been itching to put up new wall decor on the wall going up my stairs. I am so so tired of what I have there right now but I just wasn't sure what to replace it with. While in WalMart this week I came across a package of ten, 8x10 canvases, for $17!
Wall Art with scrapbook paper
I also noticed that Michael's has them for $19.99 (so if you have a coupon you could get them for as little as $1 per cavas!)

The other materials you'll need:
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brushes
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Paint
I painted my canvas chocolate brown (I had leftover chocolate brown wall paint from a past room-painting project)

DIY wall art

Next, I cut out a circle and then a number of leaves from the scrapbook paper. I purchased six different designs that all coordinated with one another. For the leaves I just sketched what I thought looked like a leaf and then when I got it to look the way I wanted it to, I copied it about 20 times. 

Once the paint dried I attached my circle and leaves using a glue-stick. For the leaves that went to the edge of the canvas I cut them off where the canvas stopped. Below is a picture of the flower after glueing each piece down with the glue stick.

Wall decor with scrap book paper

The last step is to paint over/seal the design with modge podge. Below is a link to the mod podge I purchased from Amazon. I ran my brush in all directions to make sure that each piece of paper had a firm seal on it.

Here is a picture of what your canvas will look like before the Mod Podge dries
Wall Decor Using Scrap Book paper
And here is the finished product! I'm happy with the way it turned out...now I just need to do the other nine and hang them up!

DIY Wall art using scrapbook paper

DIY Wall Decor with Mod Podge


  1. I really like this a lot! Very nice. Plus each one is one of kind!

  2. Too cute!! Such a great idea - I'm a horrible painter, but can cut really well... lol! I'm going to have to do some! Thanks for sharing.... Hope your week is going well....

    Stringtown Home

    1. Thanks Heather! Looking forward to see what you come up with!!

  3. great idea. I've been looking to repurpose wallpaper samples and this would work great in place of the scrap book paper.

  4. These looks awesome and I love the way they turned out for your stairway!

  5. I've seen similar pieces of wall art on Pinterest. Yours looks good! I'm featuring this tonight at the link party. Thanks for linking up!


  6. You have shared a great DIY art project with us, Thanks for sharing these beautiful wall art project. :)