Art doesn’t need to be flat to hang it on your wall — heck, it doesn’t even need to be hung on a wall at all! Here are 12 creative DIY projects that will add some dimension and visual interest to your space in no time flat.
If you’re looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further. Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!
Megan Reardon from the fabulous blog Not Martha created this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own 3D gingerbread Christmas trees, including tips for creating your own original tree templates. If you don’t have tree-shaped cookie cutters to springboard off of, she also offers some printable templates to help you out. Continue Reading
Ashley used leftovers found around her home to make this delightful 3D butterfly wall display. A more grown-up version of the nursery mobile, it’s PERFECT for a toddler’s room. Here’s the stuff she used to fabricate it:
- a bit of 1″ x 4″ wood cut down to 18″
- drill and bit
- white wire coat hangers
- picture hangers
- orange felt
- hot glue and gun
- paper and pencil
Mandy from Vintage Revivals is one industrious DIY-er. I just love this 3D, three panel wall art she created out of wood panels and branches. I’m a sucker for trees and branches. She even admits her first attempt at painting the wood panels was a flop. A true DIY-er always has some mishaps along the way. Her final product is wunderbar!
Ceramist R.J. Vogland creates the most stunning 3D effects with ceramic that I’ve ever seen. Each made to order mural is constructed of hand-sculpted tile. Mr. Vogland not only does pools, he also creates wall murals, sidewalks, spas, kitchens, counters, showers and signage. To see more images of his work, follow this link or visit vogland.com.
At least, it used to be. “Designer Kicki Edgren Nyborg has decided that wallpapers shouldn’t be boring and repetitive. Instead they should be interactive, functional and whimsical. As far as functionality goes, her “Off the Wall” wallpaper is able to house lighting and storage. Her second design, “Trans Wall” is meant for those that want to go against the grain with whimsical patterns that create flow for the chosen room. Continue Reading
These are perfect examples of utilizing the mundane for extraordinary effect. First up, architecture student Michelle Nicholls saved up foam vegetable trays and turned them into 3D art.
Kayt B. found a pile of drawers sans dresser on the street and mounted them to a wall. The result an art installation cum storage facility.
Lauren Chapman saw light bulbs and thought ‘candleholders’.
Our friends over at 2modern highlight the work of Kyle Bean, whom makes models of the 3D variety. In this one, he pays homage to the evolution of the mobile phone. Much as all technological advancements, one gives birth to the next, nesting doll style. Sweet.
As one of ColoRate‘s creators, Michael Douma, reminds us, ‘color is inherently three dimensional’ so to have a color-picker that works in conjunction with how our minds work makes perfect sense. Michael describes ColorRate as ‘a free online service that has some similarities to Adobe Kuler, but is different in that it’s in 3D. Users can browse color palettes, create new palettes, and share palettes with others in the ColoRotate community.’ A very promising tool for those who are obsessed with–or just enjoy experimenting with–color. Continue Reading
Don’t you just LOVE Photojojo? No? Well, you will after this completely excellent tutorial showing us how to make our very own 3D cameras, using 2 disposable cameras and a bit of duct tape. Again, with many of jojo’s tuts, a bit of additional learnin’ is included, which makes them especially good for us!
Stereographs, like this one of Teddy Roosevelt were all the rage in the late 19th century. This technology was the impetus for the View-Master. Continue Reading