11 DIY wall decor ideas to brighten up your space – bright | Candle Made Easy

If you are looking for a new creative project, you have come to the right place. Making DIY wall decor is a great way to push your craft along the way Also Save money and the planet.

When you think about how to make your house look like a home, pictures, art and greenery probably come to mind. But instead of buying wall decor from stores with overstock like TJ Maxx or Home Goods, fill your walls with your DIY skills and upcycled materials.

Upcycling is a great way to keep waste out of landfills. Also, it turns trash into treasure by creating something entirely new. Need inspiration? Check out these DIY wall decor ideas and create your own upcycled eco-friendly art.

11 DIY wall decoration ideas

1. Paper Bag Stars


If you’ve recently switched to a reusable bag to take your lunch to the office, you may have leftover brown paper bags. Instead of throwing them away, you can cut and reshape them into stars for your wall! Combine them with wicker baskets of different shapes and sizes for a boho feel.

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2. Textile Wall Art

Textile Wall Art
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Textile wall art is trending, but store-bought pieces can cost up to $400. Luckily, you can use upcycled textiles to make your own, whether it’s a pretty napkin, rug, sweater – you name it.

3. Bohemian-inspired wicker wall hanging

Photo: Dear Rebecca W

This DIY uses wicker placemats and colorful yarns and textiles to create a gorgeous wall piece. Simply cut a wicker placemat in half and use the half circles as a base.

Next, glue yarn or textile of your choice to the back of the placemat and trim the fabric so it will be flat when hanging on your wall.

4. Upcycled Records Wall Art


Calling all music lovers, this is the DIY for you! Vinyl records are making a comeback and you can use them as wall decorations.

Check your local thrift stores and flea markets for used records that are too scratched to play. When you have a choice you like, just stick it on the wall. You can arrange the recordings however you like!

5. Upcycled bulletin board

make your own bulletin board
Photo: Tina Le

Do you have an old carpet you want to get rid of? Or have you seen a fun pattern at the thrift store but don’t have room for it? Take an old rug and transform it into something entirely new: wall art! This tutorial will guide you step by step.

6. Upcycled Macrame Wall Hanging


Keep textiles out of landfills with this easy DIY! Old clothes that you want to get rid of make this hanging piece of fabric perfect.

It’s budget friendly and eco-friendly, with a branch to hold the fabric. Get creative with different colors, textures and lengths.

7. Shoebox Wall Shelf


This DIY wall shelf uses shoe boxes—yes, shoe boxes! The tutorial recommends thicker cardboard because it makes the shelf more stable.

It’s perfect for light items like small vases and flowers. And you can repaint and decorate the shelves however you like – you have full creative control!

8. Retro ring and yarn wall art

DIY wall art
Photo: Wilo Grove

To create this retro mural you will need thread and a wooden embroidery hoop. You can usually find tires at the thrift store just waiting for a good home.

Also, the hoop earrings come in different sizes, so you can customize this design however you like! And if you don’t have yarn, try string, twine or fabric – whatever you have on hand.

9. Framed pressed flowers

DIY wall art
Photo: Etsy/AnaGlassDesign

Another great wall art DIY (which could also be the perfect gift for a loved one!) is framed pressed flowers. Pick dried flowers like eucalyptus or pansies and place them in a clear glass frame. You can customize the flower design and choose different shapes or sizes for your frame.

10. Mirror frame with wooden skewers or sticks

DIY wall art
Photo: Mirian Rocha

Wooden skewers are often used to hold food together. From kebabs to fruit cubes, they’re great in so many dishes. And now they can be used to create a frame for your mirror!

If you have any on hand that you don’t want to use, this is a great way to give them a new life. Simply arrange and glue the wooden sticks onto an old frame. You can even try using popsicle sticks instead of throwing them in the trash, or sticks you find outside.

11. Tapestry of dried flowers

DIY wall art
Photo: My roaming home

If you’ve recently trimmed the trees in your yard, save some of the sticks and small branches. You can use them to create this floral wall hanging piece.

You will need dried flowers and some string or twine to tie them to the stick. Turn the flowers upside down so they are hanging from their stems and you’ll have a colorful design for your home in no time!

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