DIY Paint Stick Wall Art

Every time I go into Home Depot, I grab a few paint sticks.  I figure I can never have enough.  My stash was pretty good so I decided it was time to do something with them.  I wanted to make some kind of wall art.  I saw this one a while back and was inspired to create my own using different materials.

I started out with a piece of foam board I had in the closet.  It was the perfect size for the wall I was using.  I had some regular paint sticks and four of the larger ones.

I placed them around the outside of my board to figure out the cuts I needed to make.

I cut the rounded sides off using my miter box.

After my frame was cut using the larger paint sticks, I began cutting the smaller ones.  I cut random lengths to fit into the frame.  I wanted a staggered look so there really was no measuring.

After all my cuts were made, I painted the pieces.  I used blue and green craft paint for my color scheme to match the decor already in the house.  Some of the pieces I left natural.  I painted the frame white for simpleness.  I used regular glue to attach the pieces to the board.

I hung it on the wall coming in from the garage.  I just used hot glue to attach a picture hanger to the back.

It's a nice pop of color when you walk in.  Have you done any art with paint sticks?

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  1. Really pretty and clever idea!

  2. Saw your post at the C.R.A.F.T party! I had to stop by since your photo really caught my eye!

    This is a really unique way to decorate and it's super affordable! Love it!!! It's so refreshing to see a project done for the first time! Nice job :)

    Anyway, I'm so glad I found your blog--I'm following you now, and I look forward to your new posts! :)

    Would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page and said "hi!"


  3. I hope you don't mind if I copy? :) This is a fantastic idea! I love the simpleness of it yet the whole pop of color thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. This is an awesome idea... I might have to give this a shot sometime!

  5. I love paint stick projects! They are so fun and cheap! The colors you used are great!

  6. I love it! What a great idea!!!! Definitely pinning! :)

    - Brooke -

  7. I love this simple piece of art. The colors you chose are so bright and clean! Love it!


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