How to create charming wall art in five easy steps

Fun home decor wall art can be made out of some of the most basic materials. Follow this step-by-step tutorial below to create your own wall art from items you probably have sitting right outside your front door.

Materials needed

  • Picture frame(s) or mirror frame(s): Purchased at a local Habitat ReStore.
  • Paint: Spray paint, craft paint, etc.
  • Cardboard material: Recycled box of some sort.
  • Rocks: Go outside and grab some, or use some from a vacation destination or local sentimental hangout.
  • Twigs: Smaller, lightweight are best – scale to fit frame size.
  • Super glue: To be extra prepared, have some nail polish remover handy in case of a glue mishap – it happens to the best of us.
  • Pen or marker: Black or any color that suits your style.


Step one: Paint frame(s)

Choose a solid color, or get creative with a design. Make sure to read the paint directions and allow proper drying time between coats.



Miki Smith wrote:

Thank you for this idea. I instantly thought: a great project for my nine-year-old twin granddaughters, who are constantly picking up natural objects to make into artwork.

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