DIY Wall Hanging: Showcase The City You Love To Love
Looking around the bare white walls of my bedroom, I realized I was desperately in the market for a little wall art. I wasn’t, however, in the market to spend boo-koo amounts of money playing interior decorator, so decided to try a do-it-yourself approach. Here’s the step-by-step guide for showcasing the city you love to love on the cheap.
1. Gather your materials. You’ll need: a photo of your favorite city (which you can print at your local Duane Reade), Mod Podge, paint, a paint brush, ribbon, wood glue, framing stickers, and a wood panel, all of which can be picked up at your local Michael’s Craft Store.
2. Paint the wood panel the color of your choice. My bedroom is a mix of ivory whites and coffee browns, so I stuck with the minimalist white theme.
3. Using the wood glue, stick the photo in the middle of the woodblock. Apply several layers of Mod Podge, the first 2-3 as coats, the last to bring in texture. Think of applying “artists’s brush strokes”.
4. Once dry, stick the framing stickers on, and attach the ribbon to the back of the wood panel with a few drops of wood glue, creating a nice little bow for hanging on the wall.
Voila! Four easy steps later, you have new wall art to display that fits the color scheme and mood of your place perfectly! I ended up getting a little wild, and placed mine in a wall collage of framed photos, postcards, and mirrors (all of which can also be purchased at Michael’s…one stop shop, folks!)
How do you showcase favorite photos from your travels?
By: Jessica Tiare Bowen