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20 Easy DIY Art Projects for Your Walls

20 Easy DIY Art Projects for Your Walls

Bare walls looking sad and lonely? We’ve got you covered with a bunch of DIY art projects for your walls that are simple and pretty inexpensive. Most of them don’t require you to be an amazingly inventive artist to make them too, so those of you who missed out on the creative genes can still make your walls look awesome. Get ready to get crafty with these 20 easy wall art DIY ideas:

1. Find and print out cool typography, hang it up with clipboards

Clipboard Display Wall ~ LOVE painting the hinges, I may try painting the boards different accent colors as well. Display in our lunchroom at work to encourage communication and positive words shared.
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    2. Lay large vinyl/cardboard letters over posters or thrift store paintings, then add spray paint (details here)

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      3. Paint simple lines of a color from dark to light shades

      Turquoise ombre canvas wall art
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        4. Hang up some cool antiques

        Antique iron fixture wall art 15 Creative Wall Art DIYs
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          5. Make a shape out of string (details here)

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            6. Stretch some fabric over blank canvases, secure, and hang

            Patterned navy blue and red fabric panel wall art
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              7. Make a chic “Hi” canvas with a kitchen sponge stamp (details here)

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                8. Hang strands of beads from a rod (details here)

                Hang strands of beads from a rod
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                  9. Frame fabric scraps

                  Navy blue and white framed fabric wall art
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                    10. Use shoeboxes as colorful shelves (details here)

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                      11. Make a design with thumbtacks (details here)

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                        12. Paint coffee stirrers and glue onto board or canvas (details here)

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                          13. Use leaves and spray paint to make quick silhouettes

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                            14. String + spray paint on canvas (details here)

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                              15. Tissue paper art (details here)

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                                16. Save money and time on frames by using colorful washi tape instead

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                                  17. Decorate a small-ish circular mirror with spray-painted sticks (details here)

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                                    18. Decorate with pages from old books or sheet music (details here)

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                                      19. Use string or a hot glue gun to create a textured canvas, then add spray paint (details here)

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                                        20. Take a cue from artists like Chad Wys and dip a thrift store painting in bright paint

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                                          Featured photo credit: Gallery Wall Art Diy/Jobcogs via jobcogs.com

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                                          Last Updated on January 14, 2019

                                          7 Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Everyone

                                          7 Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Everyone

                                          From Atkins to Paleo to eating gluten-free despite not being one of the rare few people afflicted with celiac disease, fad diets are everywhere. It drives me crazy because I believe these diets do more harm than good. Your body is made up of a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, and losing weight healthily isn’t possible when you fill your body with unnecessary synthetic plastics, sugars, and powders. There’s no easy button in life.

                                          What you need to do is exercise, which isn’t very appealing to many people. Workouts take work, so there’s already a stigma involved in going to the gym. Starting a healthy workout regimen becomes easier when you make it fun. If you want to live long and prosper, get off the couch and try these methods to turn your workout into a playout.

                                          1. Take the scenic route.

                                          Walking is an easy way to transition to a healthy lifestyle, and it’s free. Not only do you burn calories (check out this calculator for how many calories you burn based on your weight), but you see the world in a different way. Hiking in nature is great if you have access to it, but don’t let living in an urban area deter you from walking.

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                                          Whenever I’m creatively stuck I get my head straight by walking a couple of miles. It’s also how I discover new paths, meet new people, and stumble upon hole-in-the-wall spots I never would have found otherwise. You could drive past the same place every day and never appreciate the beauty, nor even notice it’s there.

                                          2. Distract yourself.

                                          No matter what exercise routine you choose, use the time to meditate. You may wonder how marathon runners are able to put so many miles on their bodies. It’s because the pain from running that you avoid is something they’ve learned to harness to enter a transcendental state. If you’re aware of the benefits of meditation and exercise but don’t have time to do both, you can combine them, killing two birds with one healthy stone.

                                          3. Listen to music or podcasts.

                                          There are few experiences in life more pleasurable than turning up the music and drowning out the world around you. With so many podcasts and music apps available on your smartphone, you can easily find entertainment options perfectly suited to your personal tastes. Never worry what people may think of you when working out;instead, crank up the volume and get lost in your own world. You’ll be in shape before you know it.

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                                          4. Bring a friend.

                                          Some people can’t go anywhere alone. While I highly recommend dining out and seeing a movie in a theater alone, having company while exercising is very helpful. It allows you to pace yourself with someone else, and gives you a coach to motivate and push harder than you may have on your own.

                                          Many exercises are safer when done with a friend, and some sports can only be played with another person. Involving others in your goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Just remember to continue exercising if the other person flakes, or they’ll be in control of your health.

                                          5. Accessorize.

                                          There are accessories that can make exercise easier, and sometimes buying a new toy can add some much-needed fun to your routine. With apps like RunKeeper and Nike+, your smartphone is capable of tracking your vitals and progress. Wrist weights can add a new dimension to your workout, and, if you exercise at night, a headlamp can help you see what’s in front of you so you don’t trip.

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                                          For urban runners and power-walkers, one of the biggest obstacles is other people. It’s difficult to get in your meditative zone and enjoy your music when you constantly have to dodge people. To resolve this vexing issue, Runbell, a startup in Tokyo, has developed the runner’s version of the bicycle bell. With this lightweight brass bell warning people you’re approaching from behind, you’re free to maintain your transcendental state while continuing your workout. Head to their Kickstarter campaign to pledge your support.

                                          6. Compete.

                                          A little healthy competition can motivate you to push yourself further in your workout regimen. There are apps like Zombies, Run! which turns your run into a video game, and MyFitnessPal which allows you to connect with others in the exercise community. Whether you’re directly competing with a friend, an online community, or against your previous self, setting goals is the key to reaching them. Running with no destination can feel like an impossible task, and it’s easy to get distracted.

                                          7. Relax.

                                          The best part about exercising is how much you enjoy the downtime. If you think laying on your couch all day is enjoyable, it has nothing on that hour you spend as a couch potato after a rigorous workout. Jay-Z said it best, “in order to experience joy, you need pain.” The harder you push yourself while exercising, the better you’ll feel when you’re relaxing.

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                                          With that said, don’t relax too much, or it loses the effect. It’s okay to indulge every so often. Treat yourself to some junk food you’re craving, imbibe a drink here and there, and spend a day vegging out on your couch. Staying healthy doesn’t have to be torture. Just turn down when you can and dedicate some time to better the health of your body. You only get one.

                                          Featured photo credit: tpsdave via pixabay.com

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