21 Wall Art Projects That Are Actually Affordable

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1. This half-framed hanging print.

This half-framed hanging print.
You can have an 18”x24” poster made of any photo you’d like for about $14 atStaples. Then, follow these instructions to make the frame.

2. These framed sheets of marbled paper.

Learn how to make the circle mat here, and how to cut a sheet to fit a rectangular frame here.

3. This colorful hanging yarn art.

This colorful hanging yarn art.
No glue or paint required. Here’s how you can make it yourself.

4. This painted pineapple.

This painted pineapple.
The instructions (available here) use a stencil made with a Silhouette machine, but you could also create your own — here’s how.

5. This geometric cork board.

This geometric cork board.
Requires tape and a little time, but makes for an eye catching statement piece. Learn how to make it here.

6. This colorful collection of stones.

This colorful collection of stones.
There’s no glass in the frame, so the stones can still stick out. Learn how to make ithere.

7. This dual-panel mounted photo.

This dual-panel mounted photo.
It’s taped to foam core board, so it’s light enough to hang up with Command strips. Read the instructions here.

8. These criss-crossed pieces of Washi tape.

These criss-crossed pieces of Washi tape.
Great for a dorm room, too. See how to space them out here.

9. This Anthropologie knock-off made with Sharpies and a canvas.

This Anthropologie knock-off made with Sharpies and a canvas.
Read the how-to here.

10. This starburst made with copper tape.

This starburst made with copper tape.
You could also do stripes, or a diamond. Here’s how to make it.

11. This length of fabric stretched over a frame.

This length of fabric stretched over a frame.
You could do the same thing with a shower curtain or a tablecloth instead of fabric. Read more about how to make this here.

12. This woven welcome mat hung on a dowel.

This woven welcome mat hung on a dowel.
Learn how you can make this work here.

13. This geometric IRL Instagram feed.

This geometric IRL Instagram feed.
Wait, you can actually print photos on paper? Since when?
Learn how to make this here.

14. This flexible display that lets you swap in kids art, pretty paper, or whatever you’re in the mood for at the moment.

This flexible display that lets you swap in kids art, pretty paper, or whatever you're in the mood for at the moment.
Read the tutorial here.

15. These brightly painted wood shims.

These brightly painted wood shims.
You can buy a bundle of 12 shims for under $2 here, then spray paint them. Read the step-by-step tutorial here.

16. These framed swatches of an old scarf.

These framed swatches of an old scarf.
Simply cut the scarves slightly larger than the mats inside the frame then tape the edges of the scarves to the back side of the mats, and frame normally. Read more about it here.

17. This simple and colorful painting.

This simple and colorful painting.
Perfect circles not encouraged. Learn how you can make this here.

18. These fabric swatch embroidery hoops.

You only need a few to make a statement. Here’s how to make some of your own.

19. This macrame-like, no-weave wall hanging made from a table runner.

This macrame-like, no-weave wall hanging made from a table runner.
Some sewing skills required. Here’s the tutorial, which uses this table runner.

20. These simple computer prints Mod Podged onto painted canvases.

These simple computer prints Mod Podged onto painted canvases.
Or, pick up an art book at a used bookstore and cut out the individual pages. Learn how to make these here.

21. This stained-glass-like masterpiece.

This stained-glass-like masterpiece.
This Redditor explains how she made it in the comments here. Make sure to use masking tape, so you can peel it off your canvas when the paint is dry.

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