Raise your hand if you’ve ever attended one of those paint and sip nights. Okay, now raise your hand if you still have that canvas, bonus points if it’s actually displayed in your house. We aren’t here to judge because these paint and sip nights can be super fun, but let’s be honest, typically these don’t turn out looking super great, at least not so good that we want to display these canvases. But we have some great news, are you ready? You can create art at home that you will actually want to display. And we say, make a whole night of it! Snacks, wine, music, friends, and at the end of the night you’ll have a beautiful piece of art you made with your own two hands! Let’s look at some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
(image via: ali express)
We’ll start simple with your classic paint on canvas project. What we love about modern prints is that pretty much any shape, any style, any color scheme, just works. There are a ton of ideas online or you can just let your imagination run wild. This is a great way to add color to any room, and if you have a large wall to cover, you can opt for one huge canvas or two or three (or four or five!) smaller ones.
Wood Block Art
We’re suckers for a perfectly blocked gallery wall, especially one with a bit of a theme. With just a few tools and a whole lot of creativity, you too can create this wall in your home! While we adore this black and white inspiration, we would love to see some bold patterns and bright prints. This project would also be super fun for the kids, as long as adult hands are working the power tools, leave the painting up to the little hands! Nab all the directions here.
Textured Wall Art
(image via: etsy)
You could call it love at first sight, in fact, as soon as we saw folks making textured canvases we knew we needed to follow suit and make one or two for our walls. We would consider this project somewhere between the other two we’ve talked about today; a little more of a project than just slapping some paint on a canvas, but a little less involved than the woodblock gallery wall. We highly recommend adding color before you hang this piece, though it’s not necessary, and another part of this project that isn’t necessary – the wood frame; this piece looks just as cool hanging without a frame! Get the directions here.