Roundup: DIY Art

May 7, 2012

A few years ago before the “put a bird on it” craze, I spent a tonne of time searching high and low for a simple piece of art with a few birds on a branch.  Believe it or not, I couldn’t find anything that fit the imaginary piece of art that I had in my mind.  So, I bought three canvases, dug out my leftover latex paints and made my own piece of art all in an evening’s time.  It felt good to be creative on a whim and I got exactly what I was looking for.  Best of all, it fit my budget.  I’m sure most of us have seen a piece of art or two that you think you could replicate easily.  Right?  Well, I did some digging and found some great DIY art projects and the artists were even kind enough to write down the instructions!  Why not create a masterpiece of your very own for that bare wall that’s been speaking to you for ever and a day?

 Pixel Painting by Wit and Whistle

 Simple DIY Painting by Dans le Townhouse

 Abstract Art by Oh Happy Day

Graphic Art by Curbly

 Scrabble Pixel Art by Belrossa

 Slatted Wood Map by Design Sponge

 Basketweave Wall Hanging by Today’s Nest

 String Art by Creative in Chicago

Paint Chip Mural by Murobond via Remodelista

Upcycled Paint By Number by A Beautiful Mess

Today is a huge day for us.  We will find out whether or not, we’ll be moving into a new home in a months time.  The real estate process has been extremely frustrating, like we had a feeling it would.  To give you an idea, when we sold our home in British Columbia, once we had an accepted offer, all the conditions were removed within 5 business days and a sold sticker went up shortly after.  In Florida, it’s taken about 6 weeks with all sorts of pushing from our end.  But with all the waiting and wondering whether or not it will happen, I think I’ve been able to process the pros and cons of both outcomes.  I know whatever happens will be just fine.  But still, be done with this already!  Wish us luck!  Happy Monday, everyone!

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2 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 05.07.12 at 8:25 am }

goodluck today! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good news for you!
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3 Birch + Bird { 05.07.12 at 8:43 am }

Hang in there! Can’t wait to hear the news…praying that it’s all yours! ~Lily

4 Sara @ LiteraryLima { 05.07.12 at 2:12 pm }

That wood slated map of Canada is incredible!! I fear that I don’t have the skills to duplicate it, by Canadiana-themed art is something I need more of in my house!
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5 janis- pinecone camp { 05.07.12 at 6:56 pm }

Love the pixel painting, map of Canada and the one by Oh Happy Day. It’s so much fun to create your own pieces of art! These are all fantastic.Good luck Rachel. fingers are crossed for you!
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6 Zoe { 05.08.12 at 9:44 am }

Thanks so much for featuring my string art
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7 Birch + Bird { 05.08.12 at 8:20 pm }

You are more than welcome, Zoe! Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

8 Birch + Bird { 05.08.12 at 8:20 pm }

Thank you, Janis!

9 Birch + Bird { 05.08.12 at 8:23 pm }

Thanks, Lily! We hope the Ellis’ will make an appearance some day. We’d LOVE to have you.

10 Birch + Bird { 05.08.12 at 8:23 pm }

Thank you, Ana!

11 The Simply Inspired Home { 05.08.12 at 9:18 pm }

That Oh Happy Day Rocks!!! Fab choices on all you chose for this round up!
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12 Alice @ LAX TO YVR { 05.09.12 at 12:48 pm }

These are all awesome. I’m so inspired!
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13 Danielle Hardy { 05.15.12 at 4:44 pm }

Ahh thanks so much for posting! I was looking for some DIY projects for my home- and what better than some beautiful wall art?

14 Carla { 05.22.12 at 6:57 am }

Love the first one, i’m so inspired
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