DIY Wall Art for Cheap

You all know how much I love a quick and inexpensive project. Well folks, this is about as quick as they come and about as cheap as it gets without being completely free. This project also includes a purchase from Target. Can we talk about Target for a minute? Am I the only one that goes in for one thing and ends up coming out an hour later with a cart full? I can’t resist Target clearance deals! If I had to pick a dream afternoon it would include going to Target, kid free with a pumpkin spice latte. Anyone else? Well, my typical clearance impulse buy ended in a super cute easy art project! cheap and chic art I always love creating something out of something unsuspecting… like a cocktail napkin? Yeah. Totally did it. And I’m going to show you how I made some DIY art (or table art) for SUPER cheap.

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It all started out with these cocktail napkins. These cocktail napkins were on clearance at Target and I couldn’t resist tossing them in my cart. They’re so cute. I thought they would be perfect for a girl’s craft night so I grabbed them. When I got home the wheels really started turning in my head and I thought about how cute that pattern would be in a frame…
cheap-art-from-a-cocktail-napkinAnd about 2 minutes later, it WAS in a frame. An Ikea frame, centered nicely, pulled tightly, and secured with tape. I pretty much felt like a genius when I was done and had DIY Wall Art in minutes, plus it cost nearly nothing…Cocktail Napkin Art

I’m using my newly framed art as decor on my newly painted side table.

Don’t you just love it?

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And just to keep it real, that owl stayed on the table approximately .5 seconds before being snatched up by some little girl who takes up residence here. šŸ˜‰

Before you go, be sure to check out these 25+ Gorgeous Wall Art Ideas!

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  1. Always love simple and affordable ideas like this with a dose of thinking outside of the box šŸ˜‰ Love the frame and table decor!

  2. LOVE this. It looks like a little hand-painted canvas! Great idea, Chelsea.

    P.S. is that little gold owl from Target too? I got one that’s VERY similar in silver last year on clearance at Target! (Definitely one of my favorite clearance finds.)

  3. Love it! I’ll need to check out the napkins at my Target. šŸ™‚ My most recent clearance find was sheet sets for my girls new twin trundle bed ($5.38 per set). Was actually going to go back for more to repurpose as matching curtains for their room. šŸ™‚

  4. So cute Chelsea! Can I come steal your owl? I LOVE the little hand in the last picture <3

    I love finding kids clothes at Target. Especially when it's like the end of Summer & everything is 50% or more off & you know here in San Diego the kids are going to always be wearing shorts so it's such a cool thing to grab!

  5. Love it! I framed some cloth napkins from TJ Maxx a few months ago and they’re still going strong! Yay for beautiful, inexpensive art!

    ~Abby =)

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  8. L-O-V-E Target! I’m totally with you on going in for one thing and leaving with a cart full!! lol! … What a great idea for your clearance find! Great finished project too! šŸ˜‰

  9. See what a great idea! I was just pondering today what I was going to put in my bathroom for decor. I am painting it and finally attempting to put something on the walls after four years of living here..

  10. Yes I do love this! What a great idea! There’s so many adorable napkins out there and I always feel a little bad throwing them out. Now I have an idea for my next project! Iā€™m so glad I stopped by from Link Party Palooza (My link up was #85 Beautiful Flowers All Year Long)

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