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Three DIY Wall Decor Ideas to Upgrade Any Living Space (and How To Sell Them Online)

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Making DIY wall decor is a fun and easy way to explore your creativity and maybe even make some extra cash. In this guide, we’ll show you three easy and low-cost DIY wall decor ideas. Then we’ll help you start a simple online business to sell your new creations.

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Top 3 DIY Wall Decor Ideas

We picked three unique wall decor ideas with aesthetics to match any space. These designs can be personalized to fit your taste — so they’re perfect for making your very own wall decor business.

1. DIY Beaded Wall Art

This Boho-inspired design idea has an earthy vibe that’s perfectly timeless. The simple style makes it a beautiful addition to any living space and the easy DIY process makes it a good option for selling online.

What you need

  • A stick (any stick you find outside will work, just don’t pick a really long one since it needs to fit on a wall).
  • Sandpaper
  • Twine (dyed or undyed)
  • Beads

Part of what makes this DIY wall decor idea so special is the unique materials. Since you’ll be using random sticks, no two pieces of beaded wall art will be alike. Plus, you can look for beaded necklaces at thrift stores to make the design even more one-of-a-kind.

How to make it

First, clean any dirt from your stick so it’s ready to stay inside (be sure to avoid sticks with rot or fungus, these can be harmful to your health). Next, use the sandpaper to clean up any rough edges — feel free to maintain a rustic look by sanding less or give a cleaner design by sanding more.

The stick will hold your beaded twine, so it’s time to start beading. First, cut a length of twine with enough space to tie off one end (this tied end keeps the beads from falling off). Add your beads while leaving enough space to tie the opposite end to the stick, then repeat the process with more pieces of twine. This is your chance to make the design your own, so experiment with different twine lengths and bead patterns.

The final product can be set on wall hooks or hung from an additional piece of twine (like the back of a picture frame).

2. DIY Geometric Wall Decor

If you’re looking for something more modern, go with this geometric wall decor idea. After a quick trip to the craft store, you’ll have everything you need to add a pop of color to any wall.

What you need

  • Three to four pieces of geometric plywood (get a variety of shapes like triangles, squares, and circles — these can be found at most craft stores).
  • ½-Inch wide cloth straps
  • Hot glue
  • Acrylic paint and brushes
  • A drill

This design idea lets you pick any variety of plywood shapes and paint colors for a custom look. With such a customizable design, DIY geometric wall decor is perfect for offering commissions (we’ll talk more about that later).

How to make it

First, drill holes into the tops of your plywood shapes (for circles, just drill near the edge). Next, start painting the plywood. These shapes will be connected with the straps, then hung from your wall like a picture frame, so go with colors that look good together.

After the paint is dry it’s time to link the shapes together. Loop the cloth straps through the drilled holes and use hot glue to secure the loops. Don’t add a strap to the top plywood shape — that hole will secure the design to your wall via a nail or wall hook.

Finally, let the hot glue dry, then hang the final piece. You can always add a personal touch by painting some unique patterns or keep it simple with solid colors.

3. DIY Accent Shelf

This DIY design idea uses recycled materials and is super easy to make. The final piece is perfect for holding everything from succulents to figurines, so it’s perfect for anyone looking for a sustainably-minded accent shelf.

What you need

  • Cardboard tubes in various sizes (keep an eye out for old paper towel tubes, shipping tubes, and any other reusable cardboard tube).
  • Acrylic paint and brushes
  • Hot glue
  • A utility knife

How to make it

This DIY accent shelf sort of looks like a honeycomb. After cutting the cardboard tubes into equal lengths, paint each one using any color. Like the last DIY wall decor idea, all these sections will be connected — so use colors that look good together.

Once the paint has fully dried, use hot glue to connect each compartment, making a honeycomb-like shape.

The final shelf can be secured to a wall using three to four nails. Be sure to use nails that are long enough to stick partway off the wall so your shelf can hang from them.

Bonus DIY Idea: Commissions

These DIY wall decor ideas are a great way to start selling handmade products online, but what if your customers want something more unique? Consider offering commissions.

Taking a commission just means altering or designing your DIY wall decor according to a customer’s order. This could include adding the buyer’s initials to the design, painting the product a certain color, or any other personalization you want to offer.

So how do you actually offer commissions? The first step is listing your product. Here at Ecwid, we help people sell stuff online by making ecommerce easy. After signing up for a free account, you’ll just need a few things to post your first piece of DIY wall decor:

  1. Pictures. Take some pictures of your DIY wall decor against a simple background. Try showing off the design on your wall so people get a good idea of what they’re buying.
  2. A description. Tell people what you offer. If you’re offering commissions, be sure to tell people what kind of alterations or personalizations you can perform.
  3. A custom order form. After you finish your listing, you can require customers to fill out a simple form when they make a purchase. This form lets buyers tell you what they want from their commission, or they can just buy the DIY wall decor as-is.

Get Going!

And you’re off! These DIY wall decor ideas are the perfect way to have fun, be creative, and start an easy online store. So get started today! Want to learn more about how Ecwid can help you sell DIY wall decor online? Check out our guide to getting started with Ecwid.

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Max has been working in the ecommerce industry for the last six years helping brands to establish and level-up content marketing and SEO. Despite that, he has experience with entrepreneurship. He is a fiction writer in his free time.

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