Looking for some simple ideas for art? Here are nine creative, unique art project ideas that you can make for your home.
Just in case you were wondering?
I am a talker.
It’s one of my specialties.
Not just a regular talker, but an over-the-top-never-take-a-breath-speaker.
A blue-ribbon conversationalist.
A gold-medal chatterer. Anytime. Anywhere. I always have a lot to say. I’ve heard someone’s life story at Big Lots. And listened to the best engagement tale ever at the grocery store.
I’ve had random conversations about parties and pumpkins and why it’s so hard to find a cute concrete birdbath and why is printer ink so expensive and did anyone know if they even made Lee Press-On Nails any more and I even told a complete stranger that I couldn’t cook a roast.
But right now?
My conversations are limited to the rooms of this house.
Maybe that’s why I’m talking my living room’s ears off.
Yesterday we were discussing ideas for art. Simple, clever, unique ways to create art for your walls. I thought I might share our conversation with you.
The dining room told me to.
Here are some creative tips and projects and ideas for art for your home.
Simple Decorating: Ideas for Art
1. Ideas for art? Create a multi-frame art installation
Here’s a picture I created for the living room.
I took one large image to a printer and had them divide it up into six different frames—each with a piece of the overall artwork.
Each frame measures 11″x 16″.
Then I hung all six frames together.
Another idea might be to frame an over-sized map like this, too.
You can see more about the project here.
2. Frame encyclopedia pages
This is one of the easiest ideas for art. I simply bought these frames from IKEA and framed encyclopedia book pages.
You could also frame illustrations from a book.
Simply place the book page with double-stick tape on a larger piece of paper in a contrasting color and frame.
3. create your own art by framing something ordinary
All you really need to create art is a frame.
Here, I created art by finding something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary.
This is a paint brush with my name on it.
I just added it to the wall and placed a vintage frame around it.
4. Make your own artwork from pressed leaves
This is one of my favorite ideas for art—especially because you can make it for free.
I just went out to the yard and found some leaves from different trees.
Then I pressed them between books until they dried. Next, I attached them to large pieces of cardstock with tiny adhesive dots.
Free artwork is my middle name.
5. Create art from a wood frame
You can transform a wood frame like this with things you already have at your home.
Hang a basket from a rope and fill it with fresh flowers in a vase tucked inside.
6. Layer the windows
Here’s another wood window idea from a Christmas installation.
Layer windows hung from rope to create art.
You can hang wreaths from the center of the windows.
7. Art ideas? Make an abacus
Looking for creative ideas for art?
This giant abacus is a fun project to make for your walls. It’s a conversation piece and an interactive art installation all rolled into one.
You can see the DIY instructions here.
8. Hang cabinet doors
These doors came off of the front of a piece I was working on.
I painted them white, distressed them and hung a map on the front.
There are so many things around your house that you can repurpose into art—you just have to look at things from a new perspective.
9. Art ideas? Frame something you found
Sometimes art turns up where you least expect it.
Like this map.
It’s a plat of the neighborhood where I live.
And you will never guess where I found it.
Recently, I moved the map across the room to the back corner.
Which is where it was sitting when I was having my living room conversation yesterday.
So much conversation to be had and only my house to talk to.
Good thing it’s a great listener. 🙂
PS In fairness, my family listens too. I’ve just worn them out over the past four weeks, so I’m giving them a break while I talk to the furniture. 🙂