DIY Room Decor: The 10 Best Framed Found Object Ideas

DIY Room Decor: The 10 Best Framed Found Object Ideas

Adrienne Breaux
Sep 28, 2014
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You really can't get much cheaper than framing a found object to add to your walls as DIY wall art decor. But even more than saving money, found object art is an awesome thing to add to the home because it shakes things up a bit — and keeps your rooms from looking like one art canvas after another. How do you implement this idea without it looking like you just stuck any old thing in a frame? These ten ideas will come off looking professional, pretty and add a lot of personality to your walls!

Pictured above: It's genius, really, when you think about it. Mother Nature creates some of the most beautiful works of art, so why not frame them for your walls? See how to do it on KIPI.

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Your kid's toys shouldn't be banished to the bottom of a storage bin when they're done with them; try incorporating favorite, smaller toys into grids that looks pretty good when framed. Seen on my so called crafty life.

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It's a classic way to showcase blooms year 'round — pressed flowers. Press a few in your favorite book before framing so you smile every time you look up at these framed beauties, too. Spotted on onelmon.

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The tricks for making a collection of small objects look absolutely stunning all clustered together in a frame? Either paint them all one color, or arrange them in a logical pattern or shape...or both! Black & Eiffel and Design*Sponge both have great examples.

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Architectural elements — like doorknobs, for instance — make for a fun play on art when surrounded by a frame. This example spotted on I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.

In the same vein, old tools or even strange tools, when painted black and surrounded by a frame, look great clustered together. Sharyn Cairns for Homelife.

Framed found objects don't just have to be 3D things! Sheet music, pages of a book — I've even seen particularly nice-looking cocktail napkins used — all look great and like art when framed. This example from The Urban Farmhouse via HGTV.

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If you ever throw a party and use confetti — or ever have particularly colorful scrap paper from an intense paperwork shredding session — consider placing it in between two panes of glass for quite the framed art look. The idea from tramake.

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If you love words or games, framing Scrabble pieces (and making words out of them), is a great way to make art (but could potentially make your next game of Scrabble a bit more difficult)! Seen on Morning Creativity.

What do you think are some of the most successful things to frame as art? Do you have any found objects framed and hung on your wall in your home? Share in the comments below!

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