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Easy DIY Texture Wall Art Tutorial

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Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.

Making your own wall art can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you are not particularly artistic. I’d like to share this inexpensive way to add beautiful unique art to your home with our Easy DIY Texture Wall Art tutorial.

Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.


Supplies Used:

cotton clothesline rope  (I used 200 ft. of rope for my project – but it is poster size)
Hot Melt glue/gun
foam board
poster frame
small foam roller
acrylic paint (I used acrylic chalk paint)
small paint brush
Spray clear sealer
 
cotton clothes line
 I picked up some of this inexpensive clothesline rope for under $4.00.  My art piece is poster size, so I used two of these to create the circles for my piece.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
  To start, I put a small amount of glue on the end of the rope to keep it from fraying.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
 Next I put a small glue line near the end of the rope.  Then I rolled the end and let that cool.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
 I continued drawing lines of glue on the rope and rolling until I had a circle the size I wanted.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
 As the circle grew larger, so did my line of hot glue.

 

Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
If you put on too much glue, it will ooze out like it is doing in the picture below.  It is best to clean that off after the glue has dried as best you can.  You can prevent this issue by using smaller amounts of glue in your line – but hot glue cools fast, so don’t make your line too long or it will cool before you can secure it.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
 When the circle got to the size I wanted, I cut off the end and put a little glue on the tip to prevent fraying.  Be careful not to use too much glue because you want to prevent as much glue from spilling out as you can.
I made 4 different size circles using this same method and laid them out on a foam poster board as I finished each one.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
When I had as many circles as I wanted,  I randomly painted the circles using various colors of chalk paint.  I was okay if some of the rope showed through.  You can use any acrylic type paint that you wish.  I chose not to paint some of the circles and left them natural.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
Because I did not want the backing of my Art to be white, I used a roller brush and painted a foam poster board with a light tan color I mixed.   I used the foam roller so that I wouldn’t leave brush marks on my foam board.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
I picked up an inexpensive poster frame for the size foam board that I had and I painted the frame to better match my decor.
poster size frame
Using the hot glue gun, I glued down the circles onto my painted foam board.  (I had taken a picture of my pattern so that when I was ready to lay the circles on the painted foam board, I would know where I intended them to be).
Before attaching the frame, spray the project with a light coat of sealer.    Attach the frame and hang.
This was a fun and easy project to do and I made this over a weekend.  Got me thinking that this same process could also be used to make a rug by gluing the design on a non slip mat.
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
If you enjoyed this project, we’d love it if you’d Pin It!  Thank you!
Make your own decorative wall art inexpensively with our Easy Texture Wall Art tutorial. Cotton clothes line and paint are used for this unique wall art.
I love my new wall art!!   I’m thinking of several other things I could make using this rope . . but that will have to be for another day.
Thank you for sharing!

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62 Comment

  1. Kathleen Aherne
    June 19, 2015 at 6:45 am

    That seems quite simple yet it is so effective. Thank you for bringing this art work to the #HomeMattersParty
    Kathleen

    1. Laurie
      June 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you Kathleen! Always fun to be part of the Home Matters Link Party!

  2. Maarit Aho
    June 19, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Very good Laurie, I love it!

    1. Laurie
      June 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you Maarit! I appreciate your comment!

  3. Monica
    June 19, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Another great idea! Love your color choices.

    1. Laurie
      June 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you Monica! I'm diggin' the colors too!

  4. Lisa Cestkowski
    June 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    What a clever idea. That's what I love about your blog. You're always doing weird (and I mean that in a good way) projects that nobody else is. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    1. Laurie
      June 19, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Lisa for this highest form of flattery! You made my day! Have a great weekend Lisa!

  5. MomPrepares
    June 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    When I looked at the first picture I did not guess that was clothesline. Very clever! I think my tween daughter would enjoy doing something like this. I have some empty frames that could be used. Also, I wonder if the rope could be used to make stems to have flowers or a vine?

    1. Laurie
      June 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I think that is a cool idea to use the rope for stems or a vine. I was thinking it would be great for making a tree too. Great ideas! Would love to see your projects when completed!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by and for letting me know that you will be featuring my post! How exciting!! Thanks so much!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Laurie
      June 21, 2015 at 3:14 am

      You're very welcome!! Hope you are having a great weekend Debbie!

  7. Rose Arbor
    June 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Lovely!

    1. Laurie
      June 22, 2015 at 1:30 am

      Thanks RA!

  8. Shirley Wood
    June 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Clever and unique, love it! I'd probably glue my fingers together but it would still be a fun project. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday party.

    1. Laurie
      June 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Shirley! Always enjoy sharing at Merry Monday! Have a great week!

  9. Made In a Day
    June 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my Twitter! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

    1. Laurie
      June 22, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Kim! Appreciate the tweet! You have a great week too!

  10. Stephanie Watkins
    June 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Love this project Laurie! There are so many different variations that can be done depending on the size of the circles as well. Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites. Ill be featuring your project as my favorite this week. I have also pinned to my Pinterest board!

    1. Laurie
      June 22, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Wow, that is exciting! Thank you Stephanie for the feature and the share too!
      ~Laurie

  11. The Cookie Puzzle
    June 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    What an amazing idea…very cleaver! I think my hubby would love one of these for sure…I love that you can make the circles any size and any color…you could probably even use it as a memo board, I bet pushpins would hold in that cording!

    1. Laurie
      June 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks Kim! Did not consider a memo board – what a fun idea! Thanks for stopping over today! Hope you have a great week!

  12. Beverly Roderick
    June 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I love this, Laurie! How creative! It looks awesome. I'm already seeing a Christmas tree version of this or maybe an American flag. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Laurie
      June 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      That is what I love about blogging – sharing inspiration! Love the idea of using this for other things – and a Christmas tree or American flag would be awesome! Thanks for stopping by Beverly, your comments are always appreciated 🙂

  13. Kimberly Lewis
    June 26, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    This looks so amazing! I can't wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

    1. Laurie
      June 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks so much Kimberly! I always enjoy being part of the Lou Lou Girls Link Party!!

  14. Mari Corona
    June 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Laurie this is wonderful! So creative and eye catching love it!

    1. Laurie
      June 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you Mari! Appreciate your visit!

  15. Joy
    June 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Laurie, I love this! I love the size, the colors, everything. I'm a little obsessed with cotton clothesline rope…I do actually use it for real clothesline, so I love the idea of using it for art, too. The rounds of the rope have a little bit of a mandala quality to them. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinning! 🙂

    1. Laurie
      June 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you Joy! I appreciate the pin! I enjoyed being a part of Treasure Box Tuesday!
      Hope you have a great week!

  16. Jamie Tomkins
    June 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful!! Love DIY artwork. Looks like it's worth more than some I see in high end galleries! 🙂

    1. Laurie
      June 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Jamie. It was so easy and pretty fun to put together!

  17. April R @ Uncookie Cutter
    July 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    This is amazing! What a creative and fun idea! I'm pinning for later :). Thanks for linking up over at the DIY Wall Art Hop and Linky Party. This is perfect, hope to see more from you soon!

    1. Laurie
      July 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks April – this was such a fun and incredibly easy project!

    2. Gail Hedrick
      November 15, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Great to use with Placemats and runners too. I just got done doing a tree for Xmas out of cardboard with rope around it, really came out nice looking. I went to JoAnn's with a 50% coupon and bought 20 yards of rope.. Cheap when you get it that way.

    3. Laurie
      November 15, 2015 at 12:36 am

      Thank you Gail! I would love to see your tree! Have you posted it somewhere that I can see?
      Hope you have an excellent weekend!
      ~Laurie

  18. Elaine W. Howard
    March 30, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Simple but also very artistic. I looked into whether it quickly warped out of the wall?

    1. Laurie
      March 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you Elaine! lol, this project would probably look great warped right out of the wall 🙂 Thanks so much for the visit!

  19. Gail @Purple Hues and Me
    April 10, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    What a lovely handcrafted wall décor art piece! And I like that you can make it using any colors to match a décor and in any size – perhaps filling an entire wall! So cool, Laurie!

    1. Laurie
      April 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you Gail

  20. Anonymous
    April 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Great idea. This would look wonderful along with some of my Klimt and Aboriginal Art. Love it!

    1. Laurie
      April 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you! Appreciate your visit and comment!

  21. Crochet Hooks
    April 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    wow too cool! love the colors you used and would have to feel up (in a nice way) this art every time I saw it! I think this Textured wall art would work great in the grandsons outer space room too!

    1. Laurie
      April 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Awesome idea – make a solar system with them! Thanks for stopping by today!

  22. Purfylle
    April 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I really liked the all natural before painting colour theme too. I'd probably ruin it trying to add metallics in because I'm a total sucker for anything that glitters. Your colour scheme has a beautiful beachy-ness to it.

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2016 at 5:53 am

      Thanks so much Stella. I'm a bit of a sucker for all that glitters too 🙂

  23. Kathleen Aherne
    April 12, 2016 at 10:51 am

    When all the coils are together it is quite an intriguing pattern. A lovely idea.

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Thank you Kathleen

  24. Darlene Nemeth
    April 14, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I think it's better to decorate our walls with things we've made rather than running out to purchase them because it is uniquely you and you can design in your taste.

    I love how your art turned out. I also really love it in it's natural color – very organic.

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Thank you Darlene!

  25. Wendy S
    April 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, so simple but so much impact! And I like the idea of making a rug this way, too. Have you done that yet? I'm curious how it turned out and how well it held up. Laurie, I've been wondering as I read your blog where you get all of your ideas. You have so many interesting and unusual things that my brain would never think of!

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2016 at 5:56 am

      I haven't made a rug yet, but I'd love to. As far as the projects go, I mostly just look at what I have on hand and see what I can make with it. Thanks for stopping by Wendy!

  26. Lisa @ A Bride On A Budget
    April 16, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Laurie! I ABSOLUTELY love how this came out. I want to make it next weekend! It's perfect for our new home.

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thanks Lisa! Hope you have a chance to make one for your new home!

  27. Sherry Nappa
    April 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I absolutely love this! I so admire how you can create beautiful pieces of art from everyday things.

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thanks Sherry!

  28. Laura G. Beahm
    April 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I love how this is an art project anyone can do. So much of doing abstract art is not over-thinking it. Might have to try these.

    1. Laurie
      April 27, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks Laura. I love projects that anyone can do too. Hope you have a change to try it and to create your own masterpiece 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  29. Àby
    June 14, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Great post Laurie,
    I will try to make this idea on the weekend.

    1. Laurie
      June 14, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Thanks you! So glad you liked it! It's really easy to put together 🙂

  30. Tom Bradly
    June 28, 2016 at 7:38 am

    This is a nice alternative instead of making some wood monogram for the blank white wall in our living area. Does the glue hold it for long? I've had bad experiences with glue before when trying to keep Christmas decors stick to the wall.

    1. Laurie
      June 28, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      I did not stick these directly to the wall, they were glued in a large open picture frame. Not sure they would stick as well to a wall or not. If you give it a try, let us know! Thank you for stopping by.

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