DIY Wall Art That Anyone Can Do

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This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting! #SongsToShare #ad

Here lately I find myself wanting to be surrounded by awesome inspiration. I want to read inspiring stories, share inspiring tips, and have inspirational quotes plastered all over everything. Unfortunately, I was not gifted with the ability to draw or write beautifully. So I had to come up with a creative work-around, and I discovered how to make a DIY wall art that anyone can do!

I found the perfect inspiration one day while I was shopping at Brookshire’s. If you haven’t heard of Brookshire’s before, it’s a chain grocery store, but it still has that small-town feel to it that I miss at other stores. And with their Thank You Card you can earn points and save money on your groceries and gas. I love shopping there because I can usually find the more obscure things that I need for my recipes that I can’t find anywhere else in town.

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Anyway, back to the inspiration (how many times can I use a variation of that word in one post?). I got in line to check out and I saw these Coca-Cola™ bottles with song lyrics on the labels. I immediately had about five songs stuck in my head (“I don’t want this night to end…”) and grabbed as many bottles as I could. I’m pretty sure I emptied that cooler, but I knew these quotes were exactly what I needed for the project I wanted to try.

I’ve seen this on Pinterest before, but I had to try it myself. Since I don’t have that gorgeous calligraphy handwriting, I used some scrapbooking stickers! And since I can’t draw, I used some stencils for decoration. Everyone should be able to make something pretty! If I can do it, so can you!

The supplies you will need are:

  • Coca-Cola with Share a Coke and a Song packaging
  • A wooden plaque
  • Paints
  • Paint brushes and spouncers (little painting sponges on a stick)
  • Scrapbooking stickers
  • Decorative stencils
  • Pencil and a ruler (optional – to draw guidelines)
  • Crafting Knife (to help peel off the stickers)
  • A drop cloth or a paintable surface to put under your project (I used a trash bag)

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Step 1

Paint the wooden plaque using the color you want for your letters. In this case, I wanted pretty gold letters, so that color went on first. Enjoy some Coca-Cola while your paint dries!

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Step 2

Since I wanted the lyrics to be centered, I used a ruler and a pencil to lightly draw some guidelines up and down the middle of the plaque. Then I added the scrapbooking stickers to spell out my song quote. Make sure you press down firmly on the stickers so that no paint gets underneath them. (Whoops, see below!)

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Step 3

Paint over the gold and the letters with the main background color. Depending on the differences in the paint colors, you may or may not need two coats to cover up the base color.

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Step 4

Once the paint is dry, carefully peel off the letters. I used the crafting knife to get under the stickers and pry them up. They came off very easily.

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Step 5

If you’re like me and didn’t press down firmly enough on the letters, some of the paint may have gotten underneath them, and that’s okay. It was super easy to grab a fine tipped paintbrush and fill them in.

Step 6

Stencil on your decorations. I used both the spouncers and the paint brushes for this. Then wait (once again) for the paint to dry.

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting!

Step 7

Voila! You’re done! Just attach it to the wall, and stand back to admire your beautiful handiwork. See, I knew you could do it! Now you’ll be inspired every time you see it.

This gorgeous DIY wall art is easy enough for anyone to make, even if you're not the craftiest person. Perfect for home decor or gifting! #SongsToShare #ad

I wanted mine near my desk, but my desk is up against a very wide window. There’s not really any great wall-space for it yet, so it’s currently sitting next to my monitor. Every time I look at it I feel inspired, and I know that I can do whatever it is that I’m trying. And I also think of Emma Stone lip-sync battling Jimmy Fallon, and that makes me laugh every time. 

So run out to Brookshire’s and grab your own Share a Coke and a Song! You can also Shazam the lyric on the bottles to hear the song and create your own music video. (If you don’t have the Shazam app yet, you can download it for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android devices.) I’d love to see what you create, both the wall art and the music video!

Have you seen these Share a Coke and a Song bottles yet? What’s the best lyric you’ve found so far? Have you made a DIY Wall art like this before? Tell me below in the comments!

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About Samantha

I am a SAHM to three kids and a menagerie of pets. I love coffee, books, crafts, wine, cooking, and more coffee. Seriously, I couldn't function without coffee. Read more about me!

52 Comments

  1. I love this!! Even I might be able to do this and I love how pretty and nice it is without needing to put out big bucks for it 🙂

  2. So creative! Very cool!

    Also singing “all I do is win, win win…” in my head right now haha

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  3. I love this! I always want to be crafty and this looks like a project I would really enjoy. Your finished plaque looks great!
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  4. So cute! That is definitely something I could make and I’m not very crafty at all.

  5. CUTE! I love craft days!! I want to do this with my sister. She’d love it.
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  6. These are so cute! I’m like you, I like to surround myself with positive things and people because it makes all the difference! 🙂
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    • Exactly! I’m all about the positivity right now! And I really like seeing this awesome quote when I sit at my desk. 🙂

  7. This is such a sweet project….would be great to do for Mom or Grandma for Mother’s Day =D

  8. This is simple and really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  9. Too cute! I have been loving these Coca-Cola bottles with lyrics!

  10. Fun and easy DIY that looks like a pro did it! I hate my handwriting, so the stickers make all things possible 🙂

    • Right? Usually when I try to draw something like this the word usually starts out large, the end is small, and the whole thing looks like my 3-year-old did it.

  11. What a fun “cheat” to make art! I love it! 🙂 And the Coke bottles with song lyrics are so fun too! 🙂 Good job!
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  12. This is so pretty! Love this!

  13. So cute! Such a creative idea to use the scrap-booking letters. I’m always terrible with painting letters, so that is perfect. I love the song lyrics on Coke too. Super cute and inspirational.
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  14. What a lovely art! I love the inspiration of the song lyrics on the coke and the painty craft. I haven’t painted in so long, I do miss the way a brush feels on a canvas. Also, you can make a ton of these and sell them on etsy. Instant business!
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    • Julie, that’s a great idea! In the back of my mind I was thinking about selling them on Etsy, but I don’t think I’ve got the time for it right now. One of these days, though!

  15. So cute! I’m going to try something like this!

  16. so fun! I love the gold under the white! I always find DIY wall art I’m going to do but then I have a hard time with the follow through…
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    • Thanks, Jessica! And I can totally understand that! This is something that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time!

  17. I love creating my own wall art. This is such a fun project, and inspirational. 😉 {client}

  18. I love cute wall-art! And it’s always more exciting when I can say I made it myself!
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  19. What a fun idea! I love song lyrics!
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  20. So cute! Thanks for sharing this idea.

  21. SUCH a cute idea! I could so do this!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  22. I love DIY art. Looks like I have a great Mother’s Day gift idea for my mother0-in-law. This looks amazing.
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  23. Your wall art turned out really cute! Seems like a fun project.

  24. Sam you are so creative!! I would have never thought of using lyrics off the Coca-Cola bottles to make wall art. You did a beautiful job!
    Tori
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  25. You know that I believe that everyone can draw, right? There’s more than one way to draw (people usually focus on the photo-realism kind). I think it’s like handwriting — that everyone’s is different, but like any skill, the more you do it, the better you will get at training your hand & eye coordination. But kudos for making some art for yourself. It’s very satisfying to do that!
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    • It was very satisfying. If I had any spare time I would love to try drawing some more and getting more practice at it, but for now I’ll have to settle for oddly-shaped stick figures. 🙂 I really appreciate the encouragement!

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