Friday, 20 December 2013

DIY Wallart: A Tutorial

I’ve been in my house for over a year now, and since moving in it’s been non-stop decorating and generally hard core grafting to get it to look just how we pictured.  But now, after all this time we’re ready to start sticking up some pictures and personalising our little house to look like home.

Now, I don’t know about anybody else, but pictures are expensive!  Not only are they expensive but they are never quite what you want, so I have taken matters into my own hands and created my own!

I present to you Wall Paper Pictures.  As shown here in my bedroom:

So this is uber easy and can be totally tailored to exactly what you want.

Start off with a frame, this particular one came from Ikea, and was only about 3 quid, what a bargain, and it comes with the frame insert.

Next get yourself down to your local B&Q, Wilkinson's, or wherever does wall paper and get picking.  This is just a glimpse of some of my picks.   

Make sure you pick up a few samples, sometimes the ones you think will work well just don’t look too good, and vice versa.  This is effectively your art.  The beauty of this part is that it’s completely and utterly free!

You'll be suprised at what lovely little art work you can get on a piece of wall paper, sometimes it will just be nice to go for a regular old patterned one, but every now and again you can find some amazing prints, I found this Marilyn Monroe one which I just knew I'd have to find a place for on my wall. 

Now, using your frame, place over the wallpaper, moving it about to find just the right place.

Draw around your frame and cut out.

To keep it just in place you may need to selotape/blu-tack the wallpaper to the mount.

Last but not least, seal the picture into your frame and then stand back and admire your handy work.

And there you go, a lovely piece of fairly original artwork for you to adjourn your walls with.

I’ll be sure to do a little house tour showing you all my crafty pieces and other ideas soon!

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.
‘Til next time,


  1. This is such a fabulous idea, so simple but they all look amazing. Those Ikea frames are the best, total bargains! <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. What a great idea and they look beautiful! x

  3. Lovely post! Really enjoyed reading!

    Emma x

  4. So clever to use wallpaper! They have some crazy patterns that I could never think to put on walls, but to put in frames, perfect!

  5. Such a great idea, this is ideal to add a bit of life to our house. We're renting and can't repaint so everything is magnolia :) x

  6. this is such a cool idea, I will definitely be trying it out.
    Saida xx

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  8. Great tutorial - such a good idea!<3

  9. This is such a great idea! I love the paper/pictures you chose, they all compliment each other well but still have good variety! The Ikea frames are such a bargain too, I've used them quite a bit in the past :) xxx

  10. this is so easy and so practial!! I'm always in need for home decor ideas! lovely!

    imeowlife. ,Dixx

  11. They really came out great! Like you bought them in store!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep in touch! XO

  12. such a fab idea :)

  13. I edit my pics with pic monkey too! great images you've used. i've been loving diy frames and posters this year!
    jess xx

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