How to Make Your Own DIY Wall Art (plus free printables)

I am thrilled to be partnering with a new favorite site of mine (I’m seriously spending time here these days…) Fontbundles.net to teach you how to make your own DIY wall art. You know those cool printable signs that you see bloggers like me share all the time? Yep, I’m going to spill the beans on how you can make those in minutes flat!!

 

IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

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So here’s the secret to getting it done quickly: you don’t need to create every single graphic from scratch.

Fontbundles.net and Designbundles.net are sister sites that have scores and scores of free and inexpensive graphics, fonts, backgrounds, clipart, hand-drawn elements and more… The cool thing is, that they offer extended licenses at prices you can afford.

So here’s the deal: you can create beautiful DIY wall art for your own home. For that all you need is a personal license.

With the extended license, you can actually sell the products that you make using these fonts and graphics. Extended licenses are typically prohibitively expensive, but Fontbundles.net turns that around, and offers them at affordable prices (and sometimes even free!)

But there’s more: their clipart isn’t, well, clipart-y. They have chalk and watercolor elements that look like true art, because they ARE true art.

 

The tutorial below was made using the massive Christmas Design bundle, which has everything you need for Christmas DIY wall art, invitations, posters, scrapbook pages, gift tags and cards, and more. Much of what you get in the bundle is good for year-round as well, so you have an enormous value there. To be clear: you get $557 worth of fonts and other design goodies for 94% off the individual prices.

 

Now on to my tutorial… Here’s the step by step on how to make your own DIY wall art:

 

What you need to make DIY wall art:

 

How to make  your own DIY Wall Art in minutes:

 

1. Go to Fontbundles.net and get the package, fonts, or elements that best suit your needs.

IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

I used the Christmas design bundle. See which limited-time bundles are live for the best deal and the most options. Download your bundle, and install your fonts.IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

2. In photoshop go to File -> New and open a new document. You can choose your size. I went with an 8×10 portrait (under the photo presets) to fit into a photo frame. You can choose 8.5×11 (letter – under the US paper presets) if you want to place it in a document frame. Make sure your resolution is set to 300 for good quality, and your color mode is CMYK (so you get accurate colors).

IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

3. Background: Start by choosing a background graphic. Open the background you like in Photoshop. Ctrl+A selects the entire thing, Ctrl+C copies your selection. Go back to your new document and Ctrl+V to paste it. IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

Ctrl+T will open the resize box around your background image. Hold shift while resizing to keep the proportions in place and not to skew. IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

4. Graphic elements: The cool thing is, you can have a real artistic effect by using hand-drawn artwork, as opposed to clipart. You have clipart in your bundles as well, in case you want a more fun and carefree look. Open your elments in Photoshop (you can do this by opening the folder and dragging it onto the top menubar)IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

Transfer it to your wall art document by copying and pasting it the same way you did the background (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C on the clipart file and then Ctrl V on the wall art file to paste it.) Arrange your graphic elements how you like them.IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

5. Add your message: Play around with which font works best for you. The Christmas bundle includes some hand drawn text as well, that I used in the other two designs that I created. IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

Pick a color from your graphic elements to make it fit in.IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

6. Fine tune: Add elements as needed, play around, move things around, and duplicate until you are totally satisfied. IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

When you are done, save it (File -> Save as) and print it out!IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

The Christmas bundle had cool mockup backgrounds as well, so that I can show you how it looks in context, without printing and photographing it (though I like to do that as well.)IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

While the design in the tutorial is a holiday related design, I decided to make some more DIY wall art to show you how easy it is to create totally different looks from the same bundle.IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

Plus, you can do things that are totally not seasonal.IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

 

 

If you fell in love with any of this DIY wall art that I made, you can download them right here.

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Learn more about fontbundles.net and their inexpensive and free fonts and design bundles. Have you ever tried making your own DIY wall art?

 

IF you were wondering how to make your own wall art, or thinking you don't have the time for it, check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own DIY wall art and seasonal gallery walls in a few minutes. Plus, you can get these examples as a free printable.

4 Comments

  1. This is amazing! I love the snowflakes, so pretty! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Wow – mind blown… I wish I was this creative… I can look at other people’s creations and totally love them – but then I freeze up when I have to be creative myself. You make it look so simple.. I love that.

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