Have you ever looked at a painting that was bought for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you don’t understand why it costs so much, because your three-years-old child draws the same kind of thing?
Smalljoys believes that all of us are talented, and that’s why we put together this selection of superb hand-made art ideas.
If you have some old CDs lying around at home, don’t hurry to throw them out — they can be given another chance for life in the form of a beautiful bird bath.
Nature In Your House
Any beautiful branch from your garden can become the template for a painting. All you need is some ordinary spray paint, and the step-by-step instructions.
A Button Tree
This beautiful Button Tree will grow on your wall without any effort. All you have to do is draw a trunk and decorate the branches with any old colorful buttons you have lying around.
Duct Tape Patterns
You can easily make this vivid painting by creating geometrical patterns the duct tape, and then painting each blank area in a different color.
A World Map
Now here’s a magnificent idea: a printed map transferred onto wood with the help of carbon paper. If you have some leftover planks, try it!
Giving Old Photos New Life
Have you got old photos you don’t want anymore, but don’t really want to throw them out? Or maybe, you have too many copies of old photos? Then attach them to wooden letters, as shown here, and make an inscription that will bring joy to your family every time they see it.
The Swallows Have Arrived
These funny paper birds, which you can find out how to make here, will look wonderful on your wall and help create a feeling that you’re flying through the air.
Using paint and an ordinary hair dryer, you can create wonderfully vivid paintings and have a lot of fun.
A Wooden Painting
A transferred picture will breathe life into any piece of wood, making it a stylish accessory for your house.
Take some scraps from old newspapers and arrange them chaotically a large board, and you’ll end up with a beautiful wall decoration.
Do you have leftover decorative materials lying around? You can use them to create a magnificent wall hexagon painting.
Another chance to make use of old doilies: if used along with some spray paint, these can help you decorate not only a painting, but also an envelope for a letter to your beloved granny.
Those who collect pieces of unused wallpaper can have fun drawing pictures with herringbone patterns.
An iron can be used to reveal a pre-made ’milk pattern’, which looks utterly amazing — believe us, we checked!
A Family Archive
A beautiful painting made of photos of your loved ones will keep you warm even on the coldest day, and the colored inserts will cheer you up.