27 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

Wall art can transform a house into a home, but many of us simply can’t justify the expense of pricey artworks. Enter DIY wall art! There are plenty of amazing, creative and affordable DIY wall art ideas that have the power to convert an otherwise drab space into something truly special.

Why not create a place you’re proud to call home; a place you deserve to live in and enjoy? If you can’t afford (or want) to shop at a high end designer stores for your artworks, this article will inspire you to create wall art magic!

The wonderful thing about creating your own wall art is that thoughtfully made items give your home a unique personality. DIY always ends up being more special. And with so many options out there for creating custom art, there’s no reason to choose something that everyone else has!

What Is DIY Wall Art?

Yes, easy DIY is actually a thing! But what does it involve, exactly? Well, it’s super easy – not only to create, but it typically uses materials that are easy to source.

Let’s face it; you don’t want to have to search the ends of the earth to find custom material for a beautiful work of art. That said, to create something beautiful, funky or eye-catching, you do need to be committed to finishing things!

With DIY wall art, you’ll also be less likely to part with it, so it’s a wonderful investment in time and resources. You don’t need to be good at craft to conquer easy DIY art. That said, it’s got to be easy to create.

Sometimes you just need someone to help you channel that creativity into a place of refinement. If you’re that person, why not invite your crafty friends over for a craft-a-noon or get your kids and their friends involved in the process?

Here are 29 easy DIY wall art ideas to get you started.

1. Paint coffee stirrers wall art

Ice cream sticks are out, but coffee stirrers are in. This is the ultimate way to reuse something you would otherwise just throw in the bin! Double HCB shows us how to recreate this fun retro favourite.

Diy Wall Art - Paint Coffee Stirrers

2. Abstract wall art painting

On the Canvas Factory website head to our Canvas Art. Then, in the search tool, type in ‘Black And White Pattern’. Select one of our patterned black and white prints. Once you’ve received it, paint over it completely with a shade of your favourite colour. Then you can use your fingers to draw patterns on the artwork, revealing the pattern behind. Alternatively, wherever you see white, paint some colour there! Have fun and experiment.

Diy Wall Art-Abstract Wall Art Painting

3. String DIY

Learn how to create colourful string wall art with nails, string and timber board with this idea from The Murrayed Life. You don’t have to use the word below, you can get creative and write whatever you like. We love this unique effect!

Diy Wall Art  - String Diy

5. Stencil Letters

Some of these DIY wall art ideas take time. But this DIY canvas word art from Snappy Casual is so ridiculously easy to make, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of it earlier!

Diy Wall Art -Stencil Letters

6. DIY Wall Light Art

The best DIY wall art has the power to completely transform your spaces. Lighting specialists Bird Dog Distributing give away these amazing ideas for wall art made with lights! Affordable LED charm – what could be better?

Diy Wall Art - Light Wall Art Painting

7. Rainbow Melted Crayon Wall Art

Seriously fun, but potentially messy! Take care, but enjoy every moment as you will love the final, colourful result. Instructions at Glorious Treats or on this video below.

8. Circle Punch Wall art

Mermag serves up hole punch magic with this cute DIY wall art idea. There’s method to the madness, so get the kids to help but take charge and supervise what goes where and how!

Diy Wall Art - Circle Punch Wall art

9. DIY Crochet Button Floral Wall Art

Do you love colour? Then this crochet button floral wall art from Fab Art DIY will win you over. DIY art has never been so vivid.

Diy Wall Art - Crochet Button Floral Wall Art

10. Textured Wall Art with String

Canvas, string, glue, paint! This idea looks complicated, but it’s actually as easy as pie. Get the full DIY instructions from BluKatKraft.

Diy Wall Art - String Textured Wall Art

11. Sunburst Mirror

This DIY art idea may be time-consuming, but it’s not too hard and it looks phenomenal. Cheers to Welcome to Heardmont for thinking of painting barbecue skewers gold!

Diy Wall Art - Sunburst Mirror

12. Wreath Wall art

Paper art that looks so gorgeous, it’s hard to imagine it being easy to make. Have a go at this Wonderful DIY guide or check out the video below.

13. Garden Wall Art

Luna See’s vertical garden goodness is a wonderful option, even for those without green thumbs.

Diy Wall Art - Garden Wall Art

14. Burlap Canvas

The Missing Niche gives us 5 minute wall art! Form an orderly queue!

Diy Wall Art - Burlap Canvas

17. Metallic Art

Here’s how you make an old, ugly painting new again – and amazing! While They Snooze suggests doing this one when the kids are awake.

Diy Wall Art - Metallic Art

15. Fish Scale Wall Art

There’s nothing fishy at all about how easy this amazing piece of wall art from Two Thirty Five Designs is to achieve.

Diy Wall Art - Fish Scale Wall Art

16. Paper Flower Wall

Every teenage girl’s room simply must have a wall of this Dream Create spectacular! This textural art piece is eye-catching and unique, from top to bottom.

Diy Wall Art - Paper Flower Wall

17. Doily Rub-on Canvas

This DIY idea is something you might learn at a beginner painting class, but you don’t have to attend a class to get this right with Hambly Screenprints’ DIY tutorial.

Diy Wall Art - Doily Rub-on Canvas

18. Custom Wall Art Photography

For a super-easy DIY wall art idea, use the Canvas Factory collage maker to create a funky Modish collage. We have so many image frames to choose from. This means you can source and print an abundance of fun photos of family or friends all in the one print!

DIY Wall Art - Modish Canvas Print

19. Origami Wall Art

If origami flowers can go in vases then we can mount our hard work onto a wall. Design Sponge shows how it’s done with this 3D DIY wall art.

Diy Wall Art - Origami Wall Art

20. Plate Wall Art

Want that vintage wall art look? Get that plate collection out of the cupboard or visit an op shop and buy some more. A Pop Of Pretty presents pretty plate wall art.

Diy Wall Art - Plate Wall Art

21. Ombre Wall Art

Ombre is all the rage, but With Love From Abby shows you how to ombre some paper fish scales to create sweet art! This would make the perfect gift for a loved one.

Diy Wall Art - Ombre Wall Art

22. Inspirational Wall Art

It’s super easy to create inspirational word art. All you need to do is pick your favourite quote, head to Canva and create a design. Or, you can cheat by visiting the Canvas Factory gallery and searching for ‘Quotes’. Buy one of those then jazz it up at home however you like.

quote wall art

23. Thumbtack Wall Art

We love this easy thumbtack wall art idea from Live Love DIY. This DIY art idea is made with the simplest items, yet the end result is luxurious and eye-catching. What are you waiting for?

Diy Wall Art - Thumbtack Wall Art

24. Pom Pom Wall Art

Turn those cheerleading pom poms into art with this fun DIY craft idea. This DIY pom pom wall hanging from Brit & Co will give you something to cheer about.

Diy Wall Art - Pom Pom Wall Art

25. Geometric Wall Art

Curbly does DIY wall art well, so this one isn’t for the feint hearted. Sure, it’s still easy but check out the awesome result!

Diy Wall Art - Geometric Wall Art

26. Leaf Wall Art

Leaf stencils! Not just for Christmas, this DIY idea from HG TV will have you in the garden and back indoors again before you can say ‘Green’.

Diy Wall Art - Leaf On Canvas

27. Watercolour Portrait Wall Art

This is just gorgeous – and you don’t have to even know how to paint. Grow Creative has inspired many a creative heart with this wonderful and doable DIY art idea. Or, check out our watercolour art here.

Diy Wall Art - Watercolour Portrait Wall Art

If you take the time to make a few of these items, you’ll be able to decorate your home in no time. So gather together the right materials, get the family together and announce your craft-a-noon tea today!

For more ideas, check out Canvas Factory. We’ve got plenty of different wall art products that make it super easy for you to create personalised art that you’ll treasure forever!


Eli is Canvas Factory's resident blogger and social media buff. She has a passion for art, craft, design, fashion and photography. She loves to explore the joys and challenges of family life, relationships, motherhood and pet ownership. Eli finds it's more funny to poke fun at herself than others. She's travelled extensively and considers herself a citizen of the world.

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