Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bird Theme Wall Art

Decorating the walls of of one's home can be really expensive. Even a lot of DIY ideas out there require much $$$$ to be spent on the materials! I want to decorate my home at a lower cost, so I've got some ideas. Here's one.

I was at a garage sale a few weeks ago and found these frames. They cost me $1 for all of them. Some had glass, some didn't. It didn't matter for this project if any of them did.

I lined them all up outside on a rare sunny day for painting.

I used my favorite lilac spray paint to coat all the edges.

I found some bird images online and used scrapbook paper and cardstock to create the bird images and backgrounds. I stuck with the lilac/purple theme. I used rubber cement to attach the birds to the backgrounds.
Note: For my first attempt, I used Mod Podge but that was a giant fail. Rubber cement is absolutely necessary for this project!

I just popped the pictures in the frames and cut some cardboard for the frames that were missing backs and used hot glue to keep everything together. Can't wait to move into our house so I can put them up!


  1. Ahhhh! I love this idea! Super cute and inexpensive! I found you through Someday Crafts link party. I’d love if you stop by Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

  2. These are lovely, the frames compliment the art perfectly!

  3. This is really quite daughter has a bare wall in her room that I can't figure out what to do with. I think I'll be hitting some garage sales this weekend. Thanks!

  4. Wow, these are fantastic! I am such a fan of birds! Thank you so much for linking up to the Showoff party! I am your newest follower and can't wait to see more inspiring projects!


  5. I love simple wall are like this! Our apt has too many blank walls in need of some attention. Yay for cheap art!

  6. Cute! I may update my baby's room with bird art like this. (We're getting tired of Pooh Bear.)

  7. Love it! Where did you find the bird templates? I have been searching for some for my daughters room. They look so cute!

  8. I found a template by googling images for "simple bird silhouette" and then re-shaping or cropping as I wanted!


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