back to top

8 Cheap Wall Art Ideas

Wall art is a great way to spruce up your home but it can be expensive. A large original piece of art can run thousands and reproductions can run hundreds.

You don’t need an artist to give your walls some love. You can do it yourself!

Here are 8 cheap DIY wall decor ideas for making your own original decor. We focus on cheap and affordable ideas that are fun to make!

Paint Paper-Mache’ Letters 

Paper mache letters are affordable and easy to find. They are also perfect for all kinds of cheap wall art ideas.

This blogger gave her letters a zinc look and hung the letters above her stove:

cheap-wall-art-ideas-paper-mache-letters-2

cheap-wall-art-ideas-paper-mache-letters

Use Christmas Lights as Stars

A piece of plywood equals endless cheap wall art ideas!

This neat idea is perfect for anyone that loves stars. Just drill holes into the board in your desired pattern and insert Christmas lights into the holes in the board.

cheap-wall-art-ideas-christmas-lights-as-stars-behind-canvas

Use Flat Wooden Letters

Flat wooden letters come in all shapes, fonts, and sizes. Glue them to a piece of plywood or a canvas and you’ve got awesome wall art.

cheap-wall-art-ideas-flat-wooden-letters-on-canvas

Starburst Mirror with Paint Sticks

Who Knew? You can glue paint sticks into a circular pattern and create a really neat frame for a mirror!

cheap-wall-art-ideas-starburst-mirror-from-paint-sticks

Wallpaper and Fabric Art

With wallpaper or fabric, the options are endless for cheap wall art ideas. Glue to a large plywood board or canvas in any size to create an art feature worthy of a gallery.

cheap-wall-art-ideas-wallpaper-or-fabric-on-board

String Art

String art was a popular craft in the 1960’s and 70’s for a reason, they are fun to create and fun to look at.

cheap-wall-art-ideas-string-art

Coffee Stirrers into Art

Recycling is a great way to find cheap wall art ideas. This blogger used wooden coffee stirrers to create a neat piece of art.

cheap-wall-art-ideas-coffee-stirrers-into-art

Shoe Boxes into Shelves

We all have a couple of shoe boxes. Painting them opens up endless options.

cheap-wall-art-ideas-using-show-box-as-shelf

I found all of these great ideas on Buzzfeed. They have lots more great ideas, go check them out!

Still looking for ideas for those mobile home walls? See how to Create an Awesome Gallery Wall for Less Than $50 and Using Accent Walls in Your Mobile Home.

Thanks so much for reading Mobile Home Living!

Crystal
Crystal Adkins created Mobile Home Living in 2011 after buying a 1978 single wide and searching online for mobile home remodeling ideas but finding very little. Today, it's the most popular resource in America for mobile home information and inspiration and has been visited over 40 million times.

GRAB THE #1 NEW COOKBOOK RELEASE:

DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR EVERY DAY

We believe in living and eating well even when you’re in a hurry, and that’s why we’ve written this book. In these pages you’ll find the most inspiring, accessible and creative recipes – all brand new from lentil breakfast pancakes and freekeh porridge with poached pears, to stuffed and roasted red peppers.

Alicia Harmony

Master Chef