How To Make DIY Wall Art on a Budget (In Any Prints!)

How To Make DIY Wall Art on a Budget (In Any Prints!)

I’m back with another update on my experiment with crafting with my extra printed fabrics and old frames and turn them into a work of wall art!

Now that we are in self-isolation, we are looking for ways to keep us busy thus, it is always a nice time to be creative, at the same time not spending both your arms and legs.

You see, I always love fine arts. Each time I travel, museums and galleries are always on top of my list.

I wish I was born millionaire so I can get the best wall art for my home!

And since I’m no millionaire, I must use my crafting skills to satisfy my art gratification, without spending a lot of extra cash.



Thinking of updating your bare wall while in self-isolation?

Read on and learn my simple tutorial on how to upgrade your wall using simple materials.

How To Make DIY Wall Art on a Budget (In Any Prints!)

Printed fabrics are one of my favorites. Every design makes me happy and helps me more creative, it’s fun to wear and use for crafting, and the possibilities are unlimited. While I’m here in Melbourne, I decided to visit one of the famous crafting shops called Spotlight where they sell tons of printed fabrics for any purposes. I bought some few meters (since I don’t have materials available in our Melbourne home). But you have extra fabric at home, or unused printed fabric that your friends can donate so you wouldn’t have to spend.

DIY fabric wall art

That rose printed frames above are one of my recent DIY, which perfectly gives colors to my bare wall. Then I added that acrylic painting made by my little friend. Then I added some plants at this corner to make our home more inviting.




MATERIALS YOU NEED:

- Printed fabrics (any colors and designs that make you happy!)

- Old wall frames (or old canvas with frame)

- A pair of scissors

- Measuring tape

- Cardboard 

- Fabric glue

DIY fabric wall art
You can use any size of frames that would fit your wall. 





HOW TO:

1. Lay flat the fabric on your table and start measuring the fabric that would fir to your frame. Remember to allow 2-inches of allowance.

2. Place the fabric on the frame, then secure it with cardboard and fabric glue. If you don’t have fabric glue, masking tape will do. Just do it neatly.

3. If you have extra gift-wrapping paper, use it to neatly secure the backside.


DIY fabric wall art
DIY fabric wall art
DIY fabric wall art
DIY fabric wall art





If you don’t have a glass frame, you can use an old cork board, or an old canvas and follow the same procedure above.

DIY fabric wall art
Just make sure that you use a thumbtack or an industrial stapler to secure the fabric on the canvas frame. 

DIY fabric wall art

Voila!

You can make as many as you like. There are many themed printed fabrics available. You can choose for Disney prints for your little niece, or a Harry Potter insignia prints for your little brother.
It is easy to make and cheaper than buying brand-new wall art. 

Here’s another tip: If one day you felt that you need to change your wall art, just replace it with new fabric and turn the old one into pillowcases, or maybe a cool shopping bag!





#DIYFriday One thing that is missing at this crazy heat is a pleasurable time in the pool. But sunburn isn't the accessory I want to wear, hahaha. So I am now enjoying the cool AC and do my crafting. Yesterday, I dropped by at @spotlightstores and grabbed some textiles for my project. I got lots of unused poster frames here at home, and I reckon to repurpose them instead of throwing them into the tip (which will cost me additional fee). Well, this fabric designed by Australian designer Ellie Whittaker is such an eye candy, isn't it? Now I have a fabulous new artpiece for our lounge room. More details soon at www.forurbanwomen.com . . #blogger #diyblogger #diyers #warragulblogger #bloggerph #aussielife #fabric #diyprojects #diyhomedecor #diyinspiration #diycrafts #diyideas #diylife #showuswhatyouremaking
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114 comments :

  1. This is a nice idea, ako dinidisplay ko mga drawings ng anak ko, at un na ang wall art namin

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    1. That's great! Making your kids feel appreciated :D

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  2. Good point especially we can recycle other materials using this method, now we have a lot of time to look around and choose items available at home/dorm/boarding house.

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    1. Another idea - if you have those vintage T-shirts with cool designs, you can also framed them in-square. It looks good on a bare wall :D

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  3. Omg. This is a creative idea! I'll prolly use my old clothes to make into a wall art. :)

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  4. This is such a bright idea and you are so creative. I got an idea what to do with the stuff the I don't need.

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  5. OMG! You just gave me an idea on how to make our upcoming apartments prettier.

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  6. These are so creative! What great ideas! Love love love..

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  7. Ang cute! At ang ganda nung ideas, kapag sinipag ako itatry ko yan sa room ko!

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    1. That's great, pwede mo rin palitan yung fabric kapag bored kana :D

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  8. That is a wonderful idea. I have never thought of making my own wall art before. You did an amazing job!

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  9. Why have I never thought of this, that's a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  10. You make it look so easy. It is a great idea to give your home new looks! I am nopt that good at crafting but I think I will try one to see how it goes

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  11. Super super like!!! This looks amazing and very creative. I will try to do something similar this weekend.

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  12. This is such a great idea! Love this DIY! Putting together a wall art can be so expensive but this is a great alternative!

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    1. that's true, and you can easily change the fabric wall art, and reuse the old fabric for another crafting.

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  13. I love how these turned out! I will have to make a few to brighten some spots in the house.

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    1. Wonderful! This is a great bonding activity with your daughter :D

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  14. i love how you made those canvases! they are so beautiful and colorful and look terrific. sadly joanns here is closed but i might try this after the lockdown.

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  15. Wow this is amazing creativity. I liked the idea. Very interesting. My son will love it, he likes craft ideas. I will try too.

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    1. That is cool! He could make some for his friends as gifts :D

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  16. These DIY wall art projects came out SO good! I will have to try to do a few for my daughter's room!

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  17. I've just bought a new flat. I'd love to decorate it on a budget and I love your simple, yet beautiful ideas! :)

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    1. Wonderful! This is perfect start if you want to furnish your flat in less budget.

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  18. Great DIY project! I should do these too. Maybe tennis inspired ones for me? You gave me an idea!

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  19. I love this idea. So many times I see cute fabric and I dont sew so this would be perfect for my walls

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  20. I love these! And you have literally unlimited fabrics to choose from in any color you can imagine.

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    1. That's great right?! If you still have those unused colorful bedsheet, you can recycle them too!

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  21. What a great idea. I am not good with buying wall art and this sounds like a great idea! At least you can pick what you want and how big you want the print too

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    1. and fabrics are cheaper. You can use this tutorial now that we are in self-isolation.

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  22. Think I love the bird print design the best, this is so good for filling my creative juices

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    1. Thank you! I am thinking of getting a bigger bird prints!

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  23. It's very cute! <3 I have also tried buying wallpapers from Wilcon Hardware before and decorated our wall. It ended pretty well. <3

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  24. You're so creative! Thank you for sharing these ideas. Planning to revamp my room and would include this. YAY!

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  25. that's a really cool idea. i will def have to consider this for my house. i would have never have thought of this.

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  26. Wooot sobrang love the idea. I have tons of fabrics here as well because of my business. Ill think what would fit my sons room ❤❤❤❤

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  27. Wow thats so cool. I love making things like these.

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    1. Great way to be busy this self-isolation period, and reuse what materials you already have.

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  28. I love do DYI stuffs like this too! I'll make a DYI wall on my bedroom but it looks simple but you DYI wall look incredible I love it

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  29. I love it! I love DIY ideas, thank you for sharing, will definitely do this one of these days

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  30. Love this post and the practical tips! Besides, it's easy to do and we could simply change the pattern from time to time to spice up your home! Please keep it up! - Knycx journeying

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  31. I love making my own wallart. It's so relaxing and rewarding!

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    1. I always feel proud and smile seeing my own wall art :D Our friends also appreciates my work!

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  32. This is a great idea! You are so artistic. Will try to do this in my room. But maybe with nude colors. Thanks for this!

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  33. Rhis is a brilliant idea!!! It also looks so good on the wall! Super easy lang din siya gawin. I would totally do this. Might need help with looking for color palletes and design tho. Hahaha

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    1. Get a design that reminds you of happy thoughts!

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  34. This is brilliant and really beautiful. I have never thought of using printed fabric and it just looks really nice. So creative of you. Will visit my local fabric store soon.

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    1. That will be way to be busy this self-isolation period.

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  35. It looks epicly good. Wow you are very creative. I love the style how you made the canvas. pretty awesome

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  36. Your Killing me Blair! Darcee was looking over my shoulder as I read this post on how to make DIY wall art on a budget and now she wants to redecorate our house! haha, but seriously this is awesome and even I can figure out how to make colorful wall art like this!

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    1. Oh my, hahaha. This could be a fun activity for both of you! Can't wait to see Darcee's creation.

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  37. This is such a great trick! I've collected a lot of textiles while travelling, might give it a go!

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  38. Omg this is so awesome! I just bought a house so I am def looking for stuff to go on the walls. This is such a great idea.

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    1. Great way to start sustainable home decorating.

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  39. How creative! I'm actually looking for something to hang in our living room wall. I'll think about making this.

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  40. Oh wow! These are really cool and super creative. It's amazing that they are even cheaper than buying home decors. They are so lovely.

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  41. I like trying different diys. I will try this one too soon. You are creative.

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    1. I am happy that you enjoyed reading my DIY tutorial.

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  42. OMG!! this is so creative and beautiful :)

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  43. This is very nice and the way it turned out as good. This helps to get our creativity better.

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  44. This looks so beautiful yet simple and affordable stuff. Love the idea to do DIY!

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  45. Such a cute idea to add color and style to any room!

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  46. This is a great idea for budget art. I especially like what you did above your couch.

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    1. Thank you dear! My boyfriend chose those prints!

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  47. omg i love this idea! thanks for sharing

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    1. I am happy that you enjoyed reading our tutorial :D

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  48. We got a marimekko fabric from Finland. The design of the print was made to commemorate the 100 years of Finland's Independence. I love it so I have it as a wall art in our living room. - Wendy

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  49. This is a great idea! I have tons of frames, definitely going to try and get my hands on some fabric and give this a try!

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  50. What a neat idea! This is a great way to decorate your space if you don't have a lot of nice things to put on your wall. Plus, it's completely unique and customized! When this pandemic ends I might have to look into it!

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  51. Such a cute idea and so simple. I love DIY things for the house so we may have to make some of these.

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    1. Sometimes those materials are just sitting quietly in our homes.

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  52. This is so awesome! I need to try this wall art DIY some time, looks so amazing.

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  53. Wow, so much in so less. Thanks for this budget friendly guide.

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    1. anything I could help to share budget-friendly art!

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  54. Wow, what a great suggestion on how to make a simple but beautiful wall art piece. I would love to try this as my apartment needs some art in it!

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  55. Just how do i do it with ours too! I love the colors and the style you chose on this project!

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  56. Oh this is such a good idea! Thank you for sharing, I will be definitely trying this.

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  57. Amazing works of art! You have the talent. A beautiful talent!

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