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Apr 23, 2013

How To: Make an Inexpensive DIY Art Print

created at: 04/18/2013

So...you have a huge blank space on your wall staring at you everyday. You don't know what to do with it, but know that buying an original piece that size is way out of your budget. What do you do? Of course, you make your own.

Purchasing art can be a daunting task, especially if you dislike visiting home-decor stores, having to browse through endless aisles of not-so-rad art. We get you. 

In this tutorial by Oh Happy Day, you can see how easy it is to create prints and posters using your favorite images. All you gotta do is:

  • Choose a high-res photo (judging by the tutorial, a 612 X 792 px image will do)
  • Take it to your nearest Kinkos and ask them to print it poster size (if needed, you can ask a friendly rep to resize it for you).
  • Frame it and you're good to go

The results will be a large-scale, black and white print, similar to the architectural art seen in Chris Warnes' home in the photo above.  If you want to avoid the hassle (and cost) of framing, you could use some metal clips instead. Simple and affordable.

Your walls, and your wallet, will be as happy as a clam.

Top Image: Chris Warnes [Via Design*Sponge]

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Ada on Apr 24, 2013:

I've been meaning to try a kinko printed "ART" ... thanks for the reminder .. now to narrow down a photo i love (soo many!!).