DIY spring decorating idea: pastel wall art

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your décor with brighter, softer colors. Pastels seemed like the perfect choice for this DIY wall art project. By simply swapping out the existing artwork in frames I already had, I created a soft delicate palette for my walls. This DIY project is an easy and inexpensive way to welcome spring into your home.

This is what you’ll need:
• picture frames of any size or color ( I used a gallery kit I already had)
• dip dyed paper (I bought mine at Michael’s)
• scissors, pencil, utility knife, a cutting mat, and a metal ruler
• notebook: I kept notes as I was doing this project

DIY art for your walls: things you'll need to do this wall art

1. Decide how many picture frames you’ll need and take them apart one at a time.
2. Keeping the paper right side up, play around with the colored paper to find the patch of color you want to showcase.

DIY spring decorating idea steps 1 and 2: choosing frames and paper
3. Using the largest mat (there were double mats in my frames) trace the outer edge of the mat on the white side of the colored paper.
4.   Use a utility knife to cut to size.

DIY spring decorating idea steps 3 and 4: trace the outer edge and use a utility knife to cut to size.

5. Reposition all the layers you removed back into each frame, which will keep the artwork in place. I left the original images in each frame so that I can easily swap them back in when I’m ready for a change.
6.  Since you cut the image the same size as the mat, no spray adhesive is needed.

DIY art for your walls: Since you cut the image the same size as the mat, no spray adhesive is needed.

Note that I didn’t put the glass back on the frame, since I wanted to reduce the glare when taking the pictures for the article, but you would put the glass back on when recreating this project at home.

DIY art for your walls: I kept everything neutral in the space to keep the look soft and delicate.

Hang up your frames, accessorize, and you’re done. I kept everything neutral in the space to keep the look soft and delicate. I’m very happy with the results and I love how inviting and relaxing this little corner turned out. Take a look at how I hung the frames on this tall narrow wall.

Do you have any DIY wall art ideas you’d like to share?


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