Here’s How to Make Your Own DIY Mid-Century Modern Inspired Wall Art
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Want DIY mod wall art that won’t break the bank?
If you love trendy minimalist hanging wood frames, it’s easy and fun to make mid-century modern wall art pieces yourself at home. Plus, you can personalize your space for just a few dollars!
These frames are perfect for photos, posters, maps, tapestries, or basically anything you’d like to hang on the wall to create interest and style.
Today I’m sharing how I put together this 11×17 sized hanging frame (customize your frame to the size of your photo, map, tapestry, or poster).
Hip Tip: Want photographic art that’s guaranteed to match your decor? Capture portraits or depictions of items within your home: a plant, an interesting architectural feature, or a pet sitting in your favorite chair.
The photo I’m using is actually an iPhone photo of my front porch cactus that I’ve transformed into a watercolor print using a fun app called Waterlogue. I had it printed on thick glossy card stock at my local UPS store for just $3!
DIY Hanging Poster Frame
- 11×17 print (Click here if you’d like to use my image)
- (4) – 12-inch long wood pieces (I used 2 pieces of flat hobby board and had them cut to 12 inches at the hardware store)
- wood stain
- craft sponge brush or rag
- 2 small eye hook screws
- small nails or screws
- jute twine
1.) Stain wood pieces and let dry. (You could also opt to leave them unfinished, or customize with whatever stain or paint you’d like.)
2.) Measure about an inch and a half in from each side of one piece of wood. Screw in eye hooks to the top.
3.) Sandwich your print between the piece of wood that has the eye screws and the other. This will be the top of your project. Make sure it’s centered and straight. (I taped my wood pieces together to hold them in place.) Screw or nail the two pieces together from the back so you can’t see the screws.
4.) Repeat with the bottom two pieces of wood.
5.) Thread twine through the top eye screws and hang on the wall!
What a cool artistic statement piece!
The best part is this project was only around $10 in supplies, including my print and inexpensive pieces of wood! What a thoughtful gift idea this would make as well if you used a personalized photo or image.
Don’t feel like making a wall hanger yourself?
Here’s a similar magnetic wood frame hanger I spotted on Amazon that’s ready to hang right away!