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!!
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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:
- Your graphic elements – I used the Christmas Design bundle. (You can find the current bundles here.)
- A printer and paper
- 5 minutes or so…
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.
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).
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.
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)
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 fell in love with any of this DIY wall art that I made, you can download them right here.
Learn more about fontbundles.net and their inexpensive and free fonts and design bundles. Have you ever tried making your own DIY wall art?