I have a special article for you guys today! I love wall art as I find them to be an affordable and personalized way to decorate my home. If this is your first time here, be sure to check out some of my creations in Wallccessories Exclusives, and also be sure not to leave without getting your free wall art printables.
In this post, I will be sharing with you how you can easily create, print, and decorate your walls with your very own wall art.
I can almost hear the questions:
What if I’m not a graphic designer? What if I do not have any artistic talent? How can I create without expensive software?
Don’t worry as I will show you exactly how you can do so without spending a dime! (Ok, you still have to pay for printing, but it’s not much!)
What do you need to create your own wall art?
Canva – a free graphic design tool that is free to use. It comes packed with lots of features even in the free version. Or you can sign up for a Pro account and use it for 30 days absolutely free! Sign up here!
Creative Fabrica – although Canva offers you lots of free graphics and tools, you should totally check out Creative Fabrica. They are a massive marketplace where you can get tons of premade designs. The majority are paid, but there are still over 20,000 items you can get for free in there! How’s that for value? Sign up for a free account here!
Yup, that’s all you need to get started.
Read on as I show you how it’s all pieced together.
Steps for making your own free wall art
Next, head over to Canva.com and click on “Create a design” in the top right corner, and select the Custom Size button at the bottom of the menu. For this project, I will be creating a wall art design that can be printed in 8×10″.
I’ll show you later how you can make it in the right printing resolution.
Now in the left-hand menu, select upload, or simply drag and drop the graphic you have saved anywhere on the screen.
Now it’s time to customize it!
Make use of the menu on the left to add fonts, graphics, or photos. They even have templates that you can try out and customize on your own. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the features that are being offered. The options are limitless!
Here’s what my final wall art looks like. Simple and cute. What do you think?
When you have finalized the design you want, it is time to make it print-worthy. The only problem with Canva is that you cannot download the image with high print resolution. I am not going to bore you with the technical details, so if you want to know more about that, check out this article.
Basically, you want to have a file that is at least 300 DPI if you intend to print it. This will ensure that the printout is high quality and does not have any pixelation.
Since Canva does not allow you to do that, you will need to perform one extra step.
Download your wall art in either PNG or JPG format.
Head to Convert Town and upload the image.
Make sure the setting is at 300 DPI.
After uploading your image, the page will automatically convert it to 300 DPI, which is perfect for printing.
The way to check if you have done it correctly is:
1. If you are on a Mac, open the image and select Tools -> Show Inspector.
2. If you are on a Windows device, right-click on the image and click Properties. Toggle to details and you will see it listed under Horizontal and Vertical Resolution. (sorry I do not use Windows so I do not have a screenshot to share)
That’s it! Your very own customized wall art!
How do I get it printed?
I usually share the digital version with a few of my friends, and I do create new designs from time to time to sell on Wallccessories Exclusives. Take note though, you will need to understand the license agreement if you wish to use the graphics or your designs on Canva or Creative Fabrica for commercial purposes.
To get the wall art printed, you can do so at home, but I always recommend bringing it to a local printer or use an online service where they have professional printers that can really make the wall art stand out and look high quality. Printing at home has its limitations such as quality and size (most home printers can only print up to letter size).
I highly recommend using Nations Photo Lab, making sure to choose the lustre print. The end result is always so beautiful. They have done an excellent job for me every single time and the price is reasonable. Plus, they ship to your home!
Although you do need to have a minimum spend for free delivery, you can combine an order with your friends, family, or neighbor to easily qualify for it!
Frames for your wall art
And lastly, I’m sure you would want to display your newly minted wall art proudly, so it’s time to find a pretty picture frame that will complement it.
Check out our collection of wall frames here. There are lots of different styles and sizes to choose from and I’m sure you will find one that suits you.
This is one of my all time favorite:
Just look at how pretty it looks when it’s framed up!
And there you go, all set!
As you can see, creating your own personalized wall art can be really simple and quick, but if you are still not up for it, there are literally thousands of unique designs out there waiting for a new home.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and please share it with your friends and family if you find it useful!
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