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DIY Framed Wall Art

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share an easy DIY framed wall art I recently made for my covered porch (see the refresh here).

I was looking for unique art for my porch refresh that was quick, easy, and since I had overspent on flowers (it happens to the best of us) cheap.

It also had to be readily AVAILABLE since shipping is so slow these days, when I couldn’t find anything, I decided to make something myself.

Here is how I made my DIY framed wall art.

Choose your print

I choose these prints from Society6 during one of their 30% off sales.

You could also find prints on Etsy and print them at Walmart for less than $10.00.

And if you are really talented you could design or paint your own.

Next, make sure your prints are flat -mine were shipped rolled so I placed books on them for a few days.

Cut plywood to the size of your prints

Plywood cut to the size of prints

My husband cut three piece of plywood to 17 x 17 to fit the print sizes.

Once cut your plywood edges are going to be raw.

Depending on the color you chose for your frames you may want to paint or stain the edges of your plywood.

I knew that I was doing to go dark on the frames so I wanted a darker edge.

But I had already attached my prints…

This is a case of do what I suggest not as I do. I used a sharpie to darken mine.

I would stain them instead.

But it did work. 🙂

I went over it several times.

I then used spray adhesive to adhere the prints to the plywood.

Use a scraper, credit card, or in my case, a rigid bamboo plate I had laying around to smooth out air bubbles and make sure the print is in contact with the plywood.

Once all the air bubbles are removed let set for 30 minutes.

smoothing out air bubbles

Checking for any missed bubbles.

Prep and assemble the frame

I used lattice moulding from the Home Depot and my husband cut it to fit.

I then stained the pieces using Minwax stain (Ebony)

Stained Moulding

Let the stain dry overnight.

Be careful, you don’t want to have any wet stain bleed onto your print.

Then I used wood glue to attach the moulding directly to the prints.

Once I finished gluing all four pieces of moulding I used a pneumatic stapler for added stability and put once staple in each corner (forgot to photograph).

Hanging your wall art

Choose your hanging hardware.

I have a little hardware kit that I bought from Walmart that I like to use.

For this project I am hanging it on the siding in our covered porch.

So I am using Command Strips (my husband HATES when I drill into the siding).

I am using 4 strips per frame.

Command Strips work great for hanging art.

That is all there is to it!

I love how easy it was to make my own DIY Wall art. It feels unique to my house and perfect for the space.

How to DIY your own framed print

That’s it for today!

Until next time,

-Libbie

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  1. Meegan says:

    What a beautiful and creative way to add art to an outdoor space. The colors are perfect for Summer.

  2. They look really great, and you did achieve the fresh look you were going for.

  3. Sara says:

    These look great on your covered porch. I would’ve overspent on flowers too lol!

  4. Renae says:

    Great idea. So cute!

  5. Leen says:

    I love these! I’m going to make one this weekend. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. Beth says:

    FABULOUS DIY, Libbie!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-51/
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

  7. corine Mapes says:

    They turned out so beautiful and professional looking!

  8. Niki says:

    Such a great idea! You’ve given me an idea of something I want to do on my balcony. I think my readers would love this, so I’d love for you to share on our link parties at https://LIfeasaLEOWife.com! There are 2 this week with a 3rd opening again next week, so feel free to share on them all! I will tag you on social media when I complete my balcony wall art plan!

  9. Lynne says:

    This is amazing, Libbie! What a great DIY! Pinned to save!

  10. These are so pretty! I love how they turned out!

  11. Your DIY art looks great hanging above your outdoor sofa.

  12. Michelle says:

    Oh my, they look stunning. What a great budget-friendly way to add color and interest to your space.

  13. Marie says:

    I never would have guessed you made these! Love!

  14. Jayne says:

    This DIY floral wall art is gorgeous Libby! I think I could use the same concept for something I’m planning for my porch – thanks for the great tutorial, pinning this for sure!

  15. Cindy says:

    These turned out great! Such a great idea too!

  16. Libbi, These framed prints look so pretty on your porch wall. Perfect finishing touch to a beautiful setting

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