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7 Easy DIYs for Your Walls

This post is sponsored by Stencil Revolution. All opinions are entirely my own.

Even though we moved into our home years ago, we still had way too many bare walls in our home.

The walls were my last priority in getting ourselves unpacked and settled. So, picture frames sat in boxes in the garage for months and months.

What I didn’t know in my procrastination was that I could have been using all that blank wall space to our advantage.

Wall space isn’t just for pictures – it’s a gem of versatility! From floating shelves to accent walls to cool wall hangings to easy DIY wall art ideas, here are six easy DIYs for your walls so they will no longer be bare or boring.

Create simple DIYs for your Walls

1. Build Simple Shelves

One of my favorite spots in our home is my craft room, which is just a sitting room off our bedroom. When we moved in, we had no idea what we were going to do with it. Ha! I’ve completely taken it over with craft supplies.

When I had filled every inch, I moved to the walls.

We built two simple shelves with the dimensions to fit four fabric storage bins on each. That’s eight storage bins – filled to the brim – and not taking up any closet or desk space!

If you’re running out of space in your home, take a look at your empty walls, and see where you could put up a few storage shelves.

2. Make a Cool Wall Hanging

It’s hard to find the perfect wall hanging to go over couches and beds because they need to be so big to look nice. And, art is expensive! So, why not DIY it?

Using a world map stencil to create DIY wooden wall art canvases

I partnered with Stencil Revolution to create this awesome stenciled world map wall hanging.

They have really cool stencils, and they have more than half a dozen sizes for each stencil. So you can paint a giant wall with a huge stencil or make a custom DIY piece like I did.

To make this, I first measured the area above the couch in the craft room. Then, I ordered the world map stencil size that was a little smaller.

After that, I put together three wooden boxes, painted them white, and then used the world map stencil.

Using a world map stencil to create DIY wall art

As far as the paints, I used acrylic paint and faded one color into the next.

It looks amazing in my craft room above the couch – it fits the area perfectly and I got to create something exactly the way I wanted. Definitely check out the stencils that Stencil Revolution has πŸ™‚

Easy DIY wall art of the world map

Rather than have blank walls above couches or beds, think about making a custom DIY piece with cool stencils. This is one of my favorite easy DIY wall art ideas πŸ™‚

3. Create Gallery Wraps

Another way to create wall art is by making your own gallery wraps.

Simply purchase a few canvases from the craft stores, and then find some wall decals that fit the theme of the room. Paint the canvases and then apply the wall decals. I painted some a solid blue and others striped. The striped ones added some extra flair.

You could also use stencils on these gallery wraps too. These are great for nurseries or kids rooms.

And, if the decals come up easily, you can swap out the decals for other ones as the kids grow up.

DIY Wall Art - Easy tutorial that anyone can do

These canvases are definitely a go-to project for easy DIY wall art ideas.

4. Put Together Scrap Wood Picture Ledges

These picture ledges were free! Yes, you read that right πŸ™‚ We made them out of scrap wood laying around the garage (I love a good scrap wood project) and painted them with paint we had on hand.

The little ledge at the end is perfect for holding picture frames, and I emptied an entire box of frames. The picture frames perfectly took up the wall space in between two windows.

Not only were the ledges free, but it took just a few hours to put together.

5. Spray Paint Frames for an Artistic Gallery

If you’re looking to make a gallery but can’t find enough frames that will compliment each other, use spray paint.

I had an entire gallery of brown wooden frames, but two of the embroidered pictures had frames that just didn’t go.

With a little painter’s tape and some spray paint, the pictures now fit perfectly.

7 Easy DIYs for Your Walls

Galleries are a fun way to hang pictures – especially in hallways or staircases. It can definitely add some character to these places.

6. Create an Accent Wall

I love a gorgeous accent wall, and it’s an amazing way to bring character and flair to your space.

There are so many ways to create an accent wall – you can wallpaper, you can stencil an accent wall, or you can paint – a whole wall one color or a simple striped wall.

One of my favorite things about an accent wall is it saves you from painting the whole room – just updating one wall usually is enough.

Easy DIYs for walls - stencils

7. Hang Pegboard for Office or Craft Supplies

This is another of my favorite DIYs from my craft room.

By installing pegboard, I was able to empty my entire desk. In fact, I got rid of my desk of drawers for a much simple table-desk design.

I didn’t know if I would like the pegboard because I would have to put everything back always (something I’m not great at), but I LOVE it! It looks so cool, and I can see everything.

Also, I don’t get asked questions by my husband and kids about where my scissors or markers are because everything is in plain sight. My son has a little spot on the edge, where he stores his markers and paint brushes too.

If you have overlooked wall space in your home, turn it into a fun DIY project.

You can use wall space for storage – floating shelves, storage shelves, pegboard organization, or built-in cabinets. You can use the space for fun dΓ©cor to add a little style in. You easily update or modernize your home with cool pictures or wall hangings with these easy DIY wall art ideas.

Wall space is undoubtedly a little gem that can be used in efficient or creative ways. If you’re looking to add a little flair to your walls, definitely try one of the above DIYs.

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You’ll be loving your wall space in no time.


  1. Laura: Adventures with J says:

    Great ideas! Thabks for sharing them. I love the stencil idea and the decal canvases is genius! I am redecorating and debating how to bring a theme to my son’s room and this would be perfect. Thanks. #BloggerClubUK

    1. You’re welcome, Laura! Yesss the gallery wraps are so good for a theme! And when the kids get tired of the theme, just peel up the decals and replace! πŸ™‚ thanks for reading!!

    1. Thanks Zal! It was easy with the stencil:)

  2. i am trying some of these at home. Think I can tackle one or to by myself

    1. Awesome – good luck πŸ™‚

  3. I can so relate, we have been in our home for 8 years and there are still a lot of bear walls. I love the stencil and will be checking that company out, pinned. Followed you here from the Blogger’s Pit Stop party.

    1. Thanks so much Joyce! I’m trying to fill them up too πŸ™‚ I don’t know why I didn’t think of making my own wall art sooner. It’s so much better to create your own size and choose your own colors – than be stuck to what the stores offer. Thanks for the pin too πŸ™‚

  4. Jann Olson says:

    The map turned out really great! thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks so much, Jann! We love how it turned out too – such an easy DIY with the stencil πŸ™‚

  5. i love accent walls – we have one in each room. They’re great. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, we’d love to see you back again on Tuesday!

    1. Thanks so much, Jaki! Hope you’re having a lovely summer πŸ™‚

  6. I love the gallery wraps. The canvas is always on sale at Michael’s! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!

    1. Thanks so much Roseann! Yes, those are always on sale πŸ™‚ Love Michaels!!

  7. I love the world map stencil. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing on Sunday’s Best.

    1. Thanks so much, Rhonda. Have a lovely week πŸ™‚

  8. Love the world map stenciled wall art! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    1. Thanks so much, Kim! It was fun blending the colors – brought me back to high school art class πŸ™‚

  9. A colorful map of the world would look pretty cool hanging up in my living room.

    1. Thanks, Diego! It’s super easy to make – and Stencil Revolution has the greatest stencils πŸ™‚

  10. These are all great ideas but I think that three part wall art is fantastic.

    1. Thanks so much, Mary! It was so fun to make – and I love how to looks on the walls. I don’t know why I didn’t make custom wall art sooner!

  11. I am especially fascinated with the world map wall stencil and am featuring it on today’s OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY which goes live at 5 pm central. Please stop by to see your feature and link up again.
    πŸ™‚ gwingal

    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for featuring the article and for your compliments on the world map stencil! I’ll be sure to check it out πŸ™‚

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