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Embroidery Hoop Ceiling Art

Sewing seems to come in and out of “style.”  The art of being able to make your own clothes is something I still can’t grasp (I’m about at the level of being able to hem my drapes and pants…).  However, regardless of what’s fashionable, you can always put those strange wooden sewing circles to use by hanging them from your ceiling.  Check it out–

Sweet Idea!

I found this on Apartment Therapy and fell in love!  I want to create a nursery just so I can borrow this idea.  If you don’t want to hang these from the ceiling, you can also arrange different sized wooden rings on your wall.  They’re very light and can easily be hung with a push pin or a small nail.  Use up various scraps of fabric you have lying around or recycle that old well-loved tee shirt that is either too small or too loved to wear in public 🙂

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3D Butterfly Wall Art Tutorial

Okay, so you can only hang so many pictures, right?  And sometimes when you have a large wall space, a framed picture is just to0, well, in the box.  If you want to break free of the wood frame, consider this idea:

Mature Book Worms!

As most of you can tell by now, I have a thing for butterflies…and I also love books.  So what I did here was print out a variety of old book covers and cut out large butterflies that I simply taped on my wall.  Boom.  Unique wall art that’s totally metamorphasized.

Other View…

Close Up

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5 Dollar Cupcake Liner Wall Art

Call me crazy, but I really do not like cupcake wrappers.  I love cupcakes…I love everything about them…but I just think those wrappers are a waste of paper…not to mention they don’t give me the smooth edges I’m looking for when I bake in a pan.

So, what to do with all these wrappers?  How about hanging them on my wall?  Here’s a super cute way to add a splash of color to a white wall (use colored wrappers or wrappers with patterns for a striking piece) or a way to draw attention to a colorful wall.  All you need are a variety of wrappers, a hot glue gun, 4 tiles or canvases, and some creativity.  I think I found a new way to decorate my dining room…

cupcake wrappers!

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How to Make a Message Wall

Looking for something to do with an accent wall?  Take a look at what my sister did on the wall facing the door to her bedroom…

sorry about the flash!

Everyone who has ever come to visit her has signed this wall.  The silhouette in the middle is actually hers from way back in the day.  This is both unique and meaningful…and easily covered if you ever want to repaint.

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How to Hang Art Without Destroying Your Walls

Sure that tacky stuff works some of the time…but what if you don’t want to ruin the back of your poster?  What if you are living in the dorms, renting, or for whatever reason, cannot bang holes in your walls?  What if you don’t want to spend the money for fancy decorating?

Not to worry.  Run over to your closet and grab some wooden pants hangers.

I saw this idea recently on ApartmentTherapy.com and thought it was fantastic.  Hang your art from hangers and let the hangers hang from clear thumbtacks, small nails, or those nifty hooks from 3M.  This idea works best with plastic or fabric art, since paper art will eventually curl.  To prevent curling, either laminate your paper art or flatten it between heavy books every month or so.  You can also glue it to cardboard or harder stock to prevent curling.

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How to Decoupage IKEA Shelves

Recently, I have been obsessed with Modge Podge glue.  It’s my new best friend.  I’ve modge-podged almost everything I’ve purchased from IKEA, including these $5.00 wood shelves.

I originally bought these shelves for my “kitchen”, but found out that they were too long to fit in the place I had intended.  They sat under my bed for a while before I decided to pretty them up and use them to store winter scarves and mittens.

I cut squares out of tissue paper and covered them in a checkerboard pattern.  I glued it on with Modge Podge while rocking out to The Rolling Stones and in about 6 hours, I had a new look to my walkway!

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How to Arrange Several Small Frames on a Wall

Decorating a blank wall doesn’t have to mean purchasing a huge piece of square art and calling it a day.  You can often create a much cooler look with smaller frames for a lot less money.  Here’s what I did on the blank wall above my bed:

Nighty night!

I bought the frames at IKEA (large frames were $1.99 each and the smaller ones were $3.99 for a package of 2).  I wasn’t a big fan of the bright colors, so I just covered the frames with scraps of felt I had in my scrapbook stuff.  Inside I put all of my favorite quotes about nighttime, sleeping, and dreaming.  It’s simple, cost effective, and adds dimension.

In my living room I have 4 bookcases, 2 tall ones and 2 short ones…so there’s a lot of wall space above the two shorter cases (they go tall, short, short, tall).  So instead of hanging a square frame in a square space, I hung 9 square frames!  I used up a bunch of my scrapbook stuff and did one page for each of my favorite books, including quotes and images.  The only things I had to buy were the frames…which equaled about $45.00 for all 9 of them.  Not too shabby when you compare it with a $400.00 art print.

My favorite books!

Included in the collage are (from left to right, starting at the top):  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, Peter Pan, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, the poetry of Maya Angelou, UNDECIDED (still need to fill this one!), and Harry Potter.

There are also some really cool ideas of how to arrange frames online.  Just Google “frame collage” and get ready to be inspired.

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How to Add Color to Walls Without Paint

No paint allowed?  No problem!  Add color to your walls by shopping the clearance rack at your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

My “Painted” Wall

I’m not allowed to paint the walls in my apartment…sucks, I know, but I found a way around it.  I was shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond a year or so ago and came across a sheet that was on sale for 5 bucks!  5 bucks!!  There was nothing wrong with it, it just used to be part of a set and was recently orphaned.  I threw it in the cart, thinking I can use it for something…

I went home that day and decided to nail it to my wall.  Boom.  Instant room change.  No paint, no plastic, no panic.  Simply nail a small nail into the top and bottom corners on one side and do the same on the other.  Best thing is you can change it with your mood or with the season and you don’t have to worry about repainting before you move out.

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Scrabble-Inspired Wall Art

Tired of the same ol’ square framed art?  Having trouble finding a piece that “ties the whole room together”?  Have no fear.  Check out this funky art piece I made with simple wooden rectangles.  The best part is that you can customize it to say anything you want, making it a perfect addition for any room.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

–Enough wood rectangles to spell whatever words you’d like.  For this piece, you’ll need 22 rectangles (I bought Lara’s Crafts Unfinished Wood Rectangles.  They come in a green package and have a heart saying “Lara’s Crafts” in the upper left corner.  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but you can find them at any craft store).

–Black paint

–Paint brush

–Letter stencils (or a very steady hand!)

–Felt

–Hot Glue Gun

–Hooks/Nails/Hammer

1.  After you’ve decided what words you want to create in your Scrabble art piece, stencil the letters on your wood rectangles.  You can buy letter stencils at the store or make your own by cutting out letters and tracing them on your rectangles.  If you have a steady hand, try drawing it on yourself.  Use a pencil before filling in the letters with paint.  Let dry for at least 24 hours.

2.  Once your rectangles are dry, lay them out in the arrangement you want.  Turn them all over so the painted side is face down (you’re now looking at the backside of the arrangement).

3.  Cut your felt strips about 4 inches wide and 3-4 inches long.  Use your glue gun to place one strip of glue on one rectangle and another on the rectangle right next to, above, or below it and then place a felt strip down so it reaches both glue strips and holds the two rectangles together.  Repeat until every rectangle is joined to all the rectangles surrounding it.  See this VISUAL.

4.  As for hanging it, I found the easiest way to go about it was to hammer small nails between the rectangles, through the felt stripping.  Look for nails with a small head and hammer them between the weak areas of the piece.  See below (the green circles are where I hammered nails to attach the piece to the wall).

You can also try hanging it with picture hanging hooks (see below).  This was my first idea but I found that the hooks were too weak to hold the piece.  I left them up and hammered the nails between the rectangles and I can guarantee that thing isn’t going anywhere!  🙂

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