Here you will learn how to make an easy free printable wall art DIY using ribbon. This is an easy custom wall art idea using any printable from my free printable library.
Free Printable Wall Art
Free printable wall art is a great way to add a custom look to your home. This easy DIY will show you how to frame your printable art in a clever way using ribbon.
In this DIY project, I will show you how to frame these Valentine's gingerbread house printables. But know that there are loads of other free printables from all seasons like fall, winter, spring, and summer. And most holidays like Christmas, the 4th of July and more.
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What is Free Printable Art
Just in case you are new to the free printable art world let me explain what it is. Many websites like this one create beautiful custom designs and share them for free.
In this website the printables are free and all you have to do is subscribe to my email in order to have access. Once you have access you will be able to check back anytime to print designs for any project.
Some people use them for cards, centerpieces or wall hangings like the one in this project.
So keep checking back monthly because there are more printables coming. Now let's waste no more time and show you how to make this charming wall art piece using ribbon.
Printable Wall Art Supples
Before you begin let's pick out and print your favorite free printable art. Simply subscribe to my newsletter and you will get an email with the link to the library.
Now that you have your custom art gather all these supplies listed below.
- Printable art
- 1 1/2″ ribbon
- 1/4″ thick wood or canvas
- Glue gun or staple gun
- 1 1/2″ binder ring
- Craft paintbrush
- Paper towel
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Cut Free Printable Art
The first step in preparing your wall hanging is to cut the printables the same size or a little smaller than the canvas or wood cuttings.
I had some wood leftover from making a barn quilt so I decided to use the leftover wood for this project. But you can be creative and use just about anything even cardboard.
Now that you have the size of your printables cut your wood, canvas, cardboard or anything that you can paint and glue your printable art too.
If you are using wood like me you can have the pieces cut at a hardware store or if you have a miter saw you can cut it yourself as I did.
Sit your printable on the wood and mark where you want to cut it. This made it much easier for me to decide on where to cut. Mark and measure all boards then cut.
Paint the Background
Depending on the type of background you may need some primer. My background was plain wood so I used Fusion mineral paint. But if your background is reusable or has knots in it then I would paint on a primer.
Once your background is dry you can start to adhere the printable to it.
Decoupage Free Printable
The next step is easy. Simply take your craft paintbrush and spread some decoupage to the backside of the free printable art. Then brush on some decoupage to the board.
Applying the adhesive to both helps it stick better.
Now position your printable onto the backdrop and start to smooth it down from the center outwards. I used another piece of paper to smooth it into place.
Next, take your paintbrush and work the decoupage under the edges. I did this by moving strokes from the outside inward. Then swirl more decoupage around over the printable art.
Let this dry for hours. I like to let it dry overnight just to be safe.
Attach the Art to Ribbon
On the next step line up your art one over the other with the same distance in between. Measure out of ribbon and double it then lay it under the art.
Next, turn all the art pieces over and lay the ribbon on top of the backside of the art.
Now staple the ribbon to the wood or glue it if you are using a canvas or cardboard and then staple at the top and bottom of each art piece.
Attach Binder Ring
Simply open the ring and thread it through the loop and then close it back.
Well, I forgot about one more thing. You will need to trim the ribbon on the bottom either at an angle or a v shape.
Hang Your Free Printable Wall Art
Now that you have some custom art it is time to decide where to put it. A great place to put your art is on a small piece of a wall like I have here by my front door.
There are so many possibilities.
See how easy it is to create custom wall art with one of my free printables? You could even change them out each season or holiday for fun.
I have some other ideas using free printable art. Check out this botanical art prints project using beautiful distressed white frames, pumpkin DIY wall hanging, or this adorable patriotic banner that would also look amazing in a little boy's room.
There are many more ideas just shop through the free printable library and once you find a printable you like do a search and it will take you to the framing project created for the printable.
Remember me asking if you love free things? Well, all these printables are muy gift you to for being the greatest community any blogger could ask for.
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