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Six creative DIY ideas for your wall

Does your wall seem plain and boring, but you have no idea what to do with it, and don’t want to spend a lot of money? We present six creative ideas that will bring more freshness into your home, and put more life on your walls!

Individual world map for globetrotters

Is travelling not only of your favourite hobbies, but also an important part of your life? Then collect together all your favourite places and memories directly on your wall! Make your personal world map and use it as a pin board. Simply take an old pin board, and cut out each continent with the help of a template. If you love detail, you can of course also cut out the islands you’ve visited.

A place for memories: Your world map pin board made from cork

A place for memories: Your world map pin board made from cork

You can paint the continents, or leave them as they are. Next, attach them with a glue gun to a bigger pin board, magnetic board or blackboard, which you then hang on your wall. Only the decoration is now missing: Mark the places where you have been with pins, small souvenirs, museum entry cards or photos. Now, you have all your travels on one card, and can always enjoy your beautiful memories.

Cork pin board

Do you like the first idea, but you’re rather more the social type, than a globetrotter? Then you can easily make individual pin boards for to-do lists and reminders from old wine corks!

Over the next few weeks, collect corks from wine bottles, or ask in the corner shop if they can give you some.

Reminders of lovely evenings: The DIY pin board made from wine corks

Reminders of lovely evenings: The DIY pin board made from wine corks

Boil the corks before you continue to work, to get rid of any unpleasant smells. Next, cut them in two and arrange them either in a straight line, or in a pattern on an MDF board, for example. If you are planning to make a real image with corks, lay them out first to sketch your idea. Then stick each cork to the backing with a glue gun, and you’ll have an original pin board for your hall, kitchen or office.

Photo gallery with fishnet

The last holiday is already long gone, and the next not yet in sight. Again and again, you look at your photos from the last beach holiday and long after sun, sea and relaxation? To make each day until it’s time to travel again easier, you can easily create your own holiday photo gallery. Simply pick up a fishnet from the decorating shop and attach it to your wall.

Your most beautiful holiday photos as maritime decoration – easy and great value with a fishnet

Your most beautiful holiday photos as maritime decoration – easy and great value with a fishnet.

You don’t need a drill to attach it. At a certain size, the nets are very light, and a couple of nails are enough to put one up. Take small wooden clothes pegs, which you can find in most good decorating shops, and arrange your beach holiday photos according to your desire and mood. If you like, you can enhance your photo gallery with small pieces of driftwood, muscles, starfish and small sponges.

Paper wall decoration

Paper is never in short supply, and you surely have a mountain of old paper at home – or books that you’ll never pick up again. Before you throw that paper away, think about whether you can recycle it yourself! Wall rosettes are a great idea that’s easy to make, yet incredibly effective.

Roll old book pages into funnels and stick them together to make rosettes – simple and beautiful

Roll old book pages into funnels and stick them together to make rosettes – simple and beautiful

Rip some pages out of a book and roll then into funnels. Fasten the ends with a little glue. When you have made enough funnels, stick them together with some glue or a glue gun. At a certain size, it is recommendable to fasten the rosettes to a circular backing; a piece of cardboard, for example. Now you can decorate your wall with them, and give your room a new atmosphere! The paper rosettes lend themselves particularly well to a one colour wall and make a wonderful compliment to country house style, vintage flair or shabby chic.

Plates on the wall

You want to pep up your wall, and give yourself a new room in no time at all? Then try plates on the wall! Once popular in the past, now the trend comes back in a new form – with unusual and modern motifs, for example.

Whether from grandma, or completely modern – plates look great between canvases

Whether from grandma, or completely modern – plates look great between canvases

Maybe you still have pretty porcelain from grandma at home, or you’ve taken a trip to the flea market. Even in small gift shops, you can find wonderfully beautiful modern designed plates that will give your walls a facelift. Arrange plates in various sizes and colours, and combine the arrangement as you like with beautiful framed photos and mirrors.

Wall art with decorating tape

Decorating tape is currently one of the hippest trends in wall design. With colourful tapes in various colours you can let your imagination run wild, and give your wall a completely new design. Perhaps you would like to design a modern black and white photo gallery? Choose photos in portrait and landscape. Instead of framing them, simply attach them with loud coloured decoration tape to your wall. This way, you can save yourself having to drill holes.

It depends on the frames - make sure you pick a specific material

Frame a little different: photo prints stuck to the wall with decorating tape.

Another great idea, is to conjure up motifs with tape on the wall. Stick your own forest on the living room wall, or a New York skyline above your bed. The tape is easy to remove, so you can always think up new motifs!

Combine your DIY wall art with great pictures

With these creative ideas, you can turn your wall into a special artwork in no time at all. At my-picture.co.uk, you can find a wide range of picture frames, and you can also print your photos on aluminium or canvas. Complement your DIY wall gallery with your favourite pictures, and make decorating even more individual.

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