I'm all about cheap, but in a good way....as in doing something yourself to save some money. Most of the walls in my house have art hung that I made myself. Now as an interior designer, I'm not totally proud of that but as a crafter I am! One day, when budget permits, I'd like to collect some fine pieces of art but for now these will do.
This paper map is from Martha and it was a little time consuming to cut all those small northeastern states but I love how it turned out. If you have a Cricut machine, they have a cartridge called 50 States that you could cut out in snap to get the same look.
I inherited this frame with some hideous art in it from a design job over a decade ago. When my kids started producing art, I knew what I wanted to do with it. I change it out every year, I love looking at their masterpieces and so do they!
I call this modern art. My sisters and I about eight ago had this obsession with making our own art out of old canvases we found at the local secondhand stores. My husband dislikes this one, I love it! You could probably have your kids do some and they would turn out better than this. hahaha! Just use acrylic paint and top it off with a clear gloss. These are SO easy and fun to do!
Let's talk canvas some more but this time, fabric wrapped! If you have painted a canvas and ruined it (I ruined a few!) then just cover it up with your favorite fabric. Easy peasy and makes for something different on your walls!
These are just a few of my cheap decorating tricks, I'll share more later!