DIY Outdoor Wall Art

Create weather-resistant wall art for your outdoor entertaining areas by using outdoor materials for a non-traditional canvas!

Article originally published at b. Organic.

  • Wooden Frames
  • Aluminum Window Screen
  • Fiberglass Window Screen
  • Landscape Cloth
  • Burlap
  • Staple Gun
  • Artist Acrylics
  • String or Yarn
Step 1: Frame Material
Choose the material you want to use as your canvas and staple to your wooden frame. Staple taut to the backside of your fame or with your softer materials like landscape cloth or burlap, you can also wrap around your frame to secure. Both looks are great.

Step 2: Add Your Art
Embellish as desired. You can create some fun embroidered/stitchery looks to the fiberglass window screen material. Artist Acrylics work beautifully on all the other materials. Paint in whatever style you like and have fun with it. Hang outdoors proudly and you'll be amazed at how well they stand up to the elements. Do one up in every material.
Note: Some colored threads such as yarn or embroidery floss will fade after extended time in sunlight. 
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.