How to Transform Your Decor with Easy Wall Art

transform your decor with Easy DIY Wall art Project 

Jodie and I love decor projects that are 1) easy  2) inexpensive and 3) create a WOW in your space. This decor/craft project checks all three of these boxes. While we created this project with leaves for fall it can be adapted to work for any season simply by replacing the fall leaves with seasonally appropriate decor. We are excited to share this easy, fun DIY wall art project that will transform your decor for fall.

Today we have teamed up with 12 talented bloggers to bring you 12 fun and inspiring Fall DIY and Craft projects. Oh boy! At the bottom of this post you will find a list of all their blogs and links so you can explore all of them. I hope you have time to take a look. Happy Crafting!

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Supplies Needed

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Wall Art Supply List

  1. Fall leaves in a variety of colors and shapes, real or faux
  2. Adhesive to attach leaves. This depends on which you choose, real or faux leaves. Faux leaves – large glue dots; Real leaves – spray adhesive or any lightweight glue
  3. Adhesive to attach card stock to wall, I used regular scotch tape and kinda liked the way it shows a bit. You can also use double-sided photo squares or removable glue dots (which should be a good choice to not damage paint).
  4. White or cream card stock, 7″ x 10″ (or any size you want). We used 98 lb/ 160 g paper because we wanted it to be sturdy enough to hold up to glue and not wrinkle.

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3 Steps to Create Your Wall Art

Step 1: Collect Your Leaves

Decide if you want to use real or faux leaves. We chose faux because it was a tad early to find awesome leaves. Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Ben Franklin’s, Joanne’s or your local craft store are all great options. We didn’t find a large selection of individual leaves, so we bought branches and cut them off.

Want to use real leaves and save money? We recommend including as large of a variety as possible to add interest to the overall affect.

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Family Fun Activity: Wall Art

Note: Make it a fun family project by creating a scavenger hunt to find awesome leaves. Kids love helping to create something they can be proud to display on the walls of your home. This is a win/win if you’re looking for family fun activities.

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Step 2: Determine Your Desired Size

Depending on the size of your space decide how big (how many squares) you want in your wall art grid. We chose to create our grid 5 cards wide by 4 cards tall.

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The size was determined by the space where we knew it would hang. We love how easy it is to create any size for any space. That being said, we can picture someone creating this project for an entire wall for a dramatic affect. Think outside the box and let your imagination be your guide.

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Step 3: Adhere Your Leaves to the Wall Art

Adhere your leaves onto individual pieces of white or cream card stock using your choice of adhesive.

If you are using real leaves try using a spray adhesive for an easy option. You can also try rubber cement or any light-weight glue.

If you are using faux leaves you may find that getting the leaves to stay is your biggest challenge. Spray adhesive was not strong enough to hold. Scrapbooking photo adhesive wasn’t strong enough either. Scrapbook glue dots were the answer. These hold heavy duty items and work well especially with items that aren’t flat but more dimensional. Use our links above to order the perfect adhesives for this and many other craft projects.

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Step 3: Hang your Wall Art Grid

  • Start by making a map on the floor.
  • Lay out your cards and create a visual pattern you like.
  • Spread out cards with similar leaves and colors to create balance.
  • Hanging is surprisingly easy, start with the bottom row center and work out and up.
  • Space each card evenly so that the same space exists between each card side to side and top to bottom
  • We used a single piece of scotch tape in the center top of each card. Talk about easy. Remember how much we like easy. We recommend using double-sided tape or removable glue dots if you are concerned with the tape possibly pulling off paint.
  • Note: Whatever adhesive you choose you may want to test on your wall before using on entire grid.

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Creative Alternatives for DIY Wall Art

This project can work equally well for all seasons as we can imagine endless options. Here’s a fun list of ideas we started to come up with, but there is no limit. Use your own ideas and get creative.

  • Ornaments for Christmas, lightweight, relatively flat real ornaments or pictures
  • Wild flowers for spring/summer, real or faux
  • Herbs, real, faux, or pictures
  • Snowflakes against colored or dark card stock for fun winter inspiration

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Options for Wall Art grid:

  • The grid can be any size that suits your space.
  • You can create a frame for your grid or use an empty window frame.
  • Use an existing mirror and put your grid on top.
  • Make a feature wall and cover the entire wall with the grid.
  • Your card stock can be any color you desire. Because Jodie’s back wall was dark she chose white, but if your back wall is white you might want to choose colored card stock, unless you place over a mirror or frame it.
  • If your wall is white you also might choose to keep your card stock white and have the squares blend in to be more subtle. This would allow the items featured to stand out on their own.

Get Creative with Wall Art

Honestly, this was one of the easiest craft projects we’ve ever attempted. And we really love how versatile it is. Not only is it easy and inexpensive but it really has a big impact. Small effort – big impact. Now that’s our kind of project. 

Have fun with these ideas and make it your own. We can’t wait to hear about how you took our ideas and adapted it fit your own spaces.

Other Fun Fall Crafts

Looking for another fun fall craft? Check out our DIY Vintage Inspired Painted Pumpkinscraft project. It’s one of our favorites as well as a follower favorite.

An easy, any-time-of-year great craft project is our Succulent DIY Driftwood Planter project.

We love how all of these projects easily lend themselves to involving the kids and creating fun family togetherness as well.

Happy Decorating!

jodie & julie 

Welcome to our monthly Creative Blog Hop!

This month it’s all about Fall DIY Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months!
Meet your hosts

Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester
Sarah @ Twelve On Main | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Lynn @ Nourish And Nestle | Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush
Toni @ Small Home Soul | Jodie & Julie @ The Design Twins


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How to Transform Your Decor With Easy Wall Art
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How to Transform Your Decor With Easy Wall Art
Create this gorgeous easy wall art square in just 3 steps. Inexpensive and impressive this wall art is the perfect way to add seasonal decor to your space.
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  1. Why didn’t I think of this? Because you Rock and I don’t! I tried something similar to this a couple of weeks ago but drew mine out on scrapbook paper and cut them out… it looked like a kindergartner did it (insert rolling eyes). Love yours!!! So sophisticated looking.

  2. Fantastic! Such a great and easy idea!

  3. Tammy says:

    Seriously!!!! What a great project. Easy to do and huge impact. It make such a dramatic impact on your darker wall. Love it! Pinning to my fall decor board.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Tammy,
      It means a lot to hear your kind appraisal. We appreciate your taking the time to visit and also to leave a kind comment. Thank you as well for pinning. Happy Fall, your friends, Julie & Jodie

    • Hi My name is Dedge. I love this crafted wall art with the leaves. I was wondering how would I get the same effect on my cream colored livingroom wall in between the cards as nice and stand out as your dark wall. What color card do you suggest so that the leaves will stand out. Ty Cant wait to make this!!!👍🥰 👀

      • jjdesigntwins says:

        Hi Dedge,
        You make a good point. The project really has a wow affect against the dark wall. As far as suggesting a color, I can’t really do that from here. I depends on the room, the furniture, the lighting, etc. etc. In addition, there a hundreds, thousands of beautiful darker colors. I do suggest getting a few samples and testing them out in the room, observing them over days in different lighting and making a decision that way. Have fun. We are excited for you to create this in your home. All the best, Jodie & Julie

  4. What a great project!! I can’t believe how elegant it looks!! Such a wonderful idea!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Michelle, You are so sweet. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post and to leave a kind comment. It means a lot to us. Wishing you a happy holiday season, Julie & Jodie

  5. lynn spencer says:

    Jodie and Julie,
    What a fun and simple project that is just so very ‘fall-ish’!! I love all the beautiful colors in those leaves, especially against that gorgeous blue wall.
    Thanks for sharing and I’m glad to be on this ‘hop’ with you.
    Hugs, Lynn

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Lynn,
      Well, the pleasure is all ours! We love “hopping” with all you talented women and always learn so much. It is an honor. Hopefully we’ll have future opportunities to continue our connections. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  6. Such a fabulous idea!! Love the contrast of the white and the beautiful Autumn leaves against your yummy dark wall!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Sam,
      What a treat! After all this time it sure is fun to find new ways to grow in community and connection with you. Your talent is rivaled only by your sweet, sweet heart. It is a real treat to be able to grow our friendships. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  7. Janine says:

    Jodie and Julie,
    How cool is that? I love your fall craft, it is so dramatic and beautiful! I also love how easy it looks, I’m into a simple project! Thanks girls for joining us on this blog hop!

  8. Leanna says:

    This wall art is so stunning against the darkness of the wall. Everything is very dramatic and creates beautiful mood to the room.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We sure appreciate your sweet praise. As a fellow blogger we understand the work involved. But as you know, it’s a labor of love, right? Thank you again, and we hope we can enjoy being connected on future blog hops! Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  9. Ladies, what a lovely craft and so easy to put together. I love the size and how nicely it backdrops your lovely Thanksgiving table. Glad to be on this hop with you both!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much for your kind reply. We are grateful for your visit to our blog and love hearing that you found the craft fun and easy. Great to be connected through this fun hop. Hope to have more opportunities in the future to connect. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  10. Carolann says:

    I just love that white succulent pumpkin and have been itching to make one myself. Everything looks simply stunning. I love the leaf wall art too. What a fun project!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Carolann,
      Coming from such a savvy, creative person as yourself your compliments feel very generous indeed. Thank you so much for your kind praise and for visiting our blog. We hope you will come back and enjoy again and again. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  11. What a fantastic fall project! Love the leaves displayed on your wall. Just beautiful!

  12. […] Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester Sarah @ Twelve On Main | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living Lynn @ Nourish And Nestle | Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush Toni @ Small Home Soul | Julie & Jodie @ The Design Twins […]

  13. I like your advice on using your own creativity to make something to decorate with. Personally I have never been good at arts and crafts so I might just stick to buying my decor. It would probably turn out better that way.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you for your kind reply, Kenneth. We totally understand that. I often prefer to buy decor and spend my time in different ways. Jodie is more fond of making things. I think she is the patient twin 🙂 We are so happy you found our blog. We hope you will come back often and continue to enjoy reading. With gratitude, Julie

  14. […] Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester Sarah @ Twelve On Main | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living Lynn @ Nourish And Nestle | Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush Toni @ Small Home Soul | Jodie @ The Design Twins […]

  15. Henry Walker says:

    A really fabulous idea!! Love the contrast with the white and the beautiful Autumn leaves with regards to your yummy dark wall

  16. Amanda says:

    Love these wall arts! all arts play an important role in interior design. You really inspired me with these wall art creativity. Thanks and keep sharing.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are so glad you love these ideas and inspired you just a little! Keep coming to our blog to get more ideas! Thank you for the sweet comments!
      XO ~ Jodie & Julie

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are so glad you love these ideas and inspired you just a little! Keep coming to our blog to get more ideas! Thank you for the sweet comments!
      XO ~ Jodie & Julie

  17. This wall art is so dazzling against the darkness of the wall. Everything is exceptionally emotional and makes a wonderful state of mind for the room.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy you loved the wall art! Thanks for checking out our blog!
      XO ~ Jodie & Julie

  18. Larry Weaver says:

    Thanks for the decor tips. I would like to get art that I can hang in my living room. I’ll be sure to look for quality wall art and follow these tips to help transform my living room.

  19. […] | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush Julie and Jodi @ The Design Twins | Toni @ Small Home Soul […]

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