Affordable and Easy DIY Art

Because I set a pretty strict budget for the One Room Challenge, I am going to try and DIY some art for the walls as placeholders until I can afford find the perfect “forever” art for the walls.  I definitely need an impactful, oversized statement piece for over the bed.

My super creative and thrifty friend Alyson, who is also participating in the One Room Challenge, posted last week about framed botanical wrapping paper (so genius).  And I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.

It got me remembering some beautiful blog posts about framed marbled paper….


Kristen F. Davis Designs via Little Green Notebook


Danielle Oakey Interiors


Centsational Girl

There are some tutorials on how to make marbled paper, but there are some really affordable and gorgeous “pre-made” options out there:


Paper Mojo $6.15 for 24×36


Paper Source $6.50 for 20×29

I think these would be beautiful put into simple oversized frames, with or without a mat.

Here are some other easy and affordable ideas I am considering attempting:


via Flickr


Style Theories


the amazing Jamie Meares of i suwannee


Thrifty Decor Chick


With Intention


Kendall Hailey

What do you think?  What is your favorite?  Can I pull this off??

4 responses to “Affordable and Easy DIY Art

  1. Yes! You can do it! Love all of your inspiration pics!

  2. You could totally do it. The hard part is making it a priority and setting time aside to do it!!

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