DIY Wall Art Project Made from Scrap Wood

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DIY Wall Art Project Using Scrap Wood

Give traditional wall art a fresh spin by creating your own. Liven up your walls with this easy and affordable DIY project. Here’s the tutorial for this DIY wall art project. You can download and print the instructions, too.

Skill Level: Beginner/Novice
Time: 6 hours (including paint drying time)
Cost: $50 or less

Tools and Materials

Step 1

Buy or repurpose pieces of scrap wood (around 20 to 25 pieces of varying width, length and thickness such as
moulding, flooring, hardwood, etc.). Paint the front and sides of each piece of wood a different color to match your

Let dry.

Measure your wall space and determine the size of wall art you want to hang. For the base, cut a piece of plywood
to your desired size. The Home Depot will even cut your purchased wood or moulding in-store for free!

DIY Wall Art Made from Wood Scraps: Painting the wood

Step 2

Arrange the wood pieces on the plywood base. You can vary their height with shims or extra wood. When you’re
happy with the design, take a picture so you know where to glue the pieces.

Next, use an adhesive like Liquid Nails to glue each piece to the base. Work in rows, from the bottom up, and don’t use so much glue that you can see it from the front.

Let the glue dry completely. For faster work, use a hot glue gun.

Using wood adhesive in a DIY wall art project

Step 3

Frame your base by cutting four wood planks with a miter box and backsaw. Stain it in a complementary shade.

Cutting the wood scraps in a DIY wall art project

Step 4

Touch-up the paint if needed, then attach a picture hanger and mount it on the wall.

Adding the hanger to a DIY wall art project

Art made easy!

DIY Wall Art: The finished product

Download printable instructions for this wood wall art tutorial and get started!

And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.