Three DIY wall art projects for your kitchen

Steven brings us three super simple update ideas for your kitchen, creating DIY art using things you’ve already got in the house!

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Steven brings us three super simple update ideas for your kitchen, creating DIY art using things you've already got in the house!

Vintage plate shadowbox 

This project is great for using any broken, mismatched pieces of china and dinnerware you might have hanging around.

Supplies:

  • Old china in different sizes - broken or chipped plates, platters and saucers work well
  • Decorative paper of your choice
  • Decoupage glue
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • High gloss Varathane
  • Shadowbox
  • Linen fabric to line the back of shadowbox
  • Fabric stiffener, like Mod Podge's Stiffy
  • E-6000 glue or a hot glue gun

How-to:

  1. Cut paper to the size of the piece you want to cover.
  2. Brush on decoupage glue to the back side of the paper and apply to plate.
  3. Brush decoupage glue on top of paper, make sure there are no air bubbles and allow to dry.
  4. Using sandpaper, gently sand edges of plate so paper looks worn and imperfect.
  5. Finish with high-gloss varathane and allow to dry for at least 24 hours.
  6. Line the back of the shadowbox with linen fabric of your choice.
  7. Using a fabric stiffener, apply to the entire surface of fabric. this will give the plates a strong surface to hang on to.
  8. Using heavy duty glue or a hot glue gun, apply each plate to fabric in desired pattern.
  9. Place into shadowbox and reattach frame backing.


 

Wooden spoon shadowbox

If you love the look of dripping paint like Steven, these wooden spoons covered in nail polish will definitely be your thing!

Supplies:

  • Large wooden spoons, with a hole on the top of handle
  • Nail polish in various bright colours
  • Shadowbox
  • Linen fabric to line the back of shadowbox
  • Bowl of rice (to stand up wet spoons)
  • Copper pipe, cut to the width of your shadowbox
  • Closet rod flange kit, to fit the diameter of copper pipe
  • Loose-leaf "O" rings

How-to:

  1. Pour nail polish over the end of the wooden spoon and allow it to slowly drip down the handle. Once you've achieved the desired look, place the wooden spoon down in a bowl of rice to dry. Continue doing the same with the other colours.
  2. Line the frame backing in linen fabric of your choice.
  3. Attach closet rod flange kit to the top of each of the insides of your shadowbox.
  4. Insert copper pipe into the flanges.
  5. Insert "o" rings in the hole of each of your wooden spoons.
  6. Hang each "o" ring/spoon on copper pipe. Arrange in a casual loose pattern. Spoons will move around.
  7. Place into shadowbox and reattach frame backing.

'Spaghetti' wall art 

Go a little pop art with an oversized spoon and brightly coloured paper for a faux spaghetti look.

Supplies:

  • Yellow wrapping paper
  • Paper shredder, that shreds in long lengths, or a rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Oversized large metal fork
  • Linen fabric

Supplies:

  1. Line the frame backing in linen fabric of your choice.
  2. Mount oversized fork onto fabric using large glob of hot glue gun to make it look like it's floating.
  3. Shred wrapping paper using a paper shredder, leaving paper one long length.
  4. Attach shredded paper to the prongs of the fork. You will have lots of excess paper - this will hang down into the shadow box to look like spaghetti.

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