DIY // How to make your own beautiful art piece


Homemade Art

The empty space above our fireplace really made me antsy, I just couldn’t stand looking at it anymore after we had painted our living room. It needed a nice painting ASAP – but budget friendly, please!

I came across this super cute Painted Pebbles print by Garima Dhawan, which inspired me to make my own painting. So this is what you will need to get started:

  • Brush set (3.99 – 4.99 at HobbyLobby)
  • Acrylic paint (5 for $4.00 Sale at Michaels)
  • Cardboard (5.99 -9.99 at HobbyLobby – Sale 30%off)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • 1/2 glass of water

items you need

You want to start by drawing your pebbles applying light pressure onto the cardstock. When you are done filling up your canvas with different sizes of pebbles, grab your ruler and draw a line (however you like) from one side of your pebble to the other.

Draw your pebble
Draw the line inside

When you finished with all the lines, its time to fill out those pebbles.

DIY Wall Art by oheverythinghandmade3

You can mix your colors to make new colors and just fill your pebbles out randomly. 

After your canvas is fully dry, 12h to be sure! You can frame it and hang it. Hope you enjoyed this DIY, for more DIY’s take a look here.

You can purchase this painting right, here.



  • Reply Ann Martin September 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Elegantly simple! Thanks for the idea.

    • Reply Bettina Johnson September 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

      You are welcome, it’s super fun to make. Have fun creating your own.

  • Reply Rachel September 29, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I love this! I can’t wait to try this- I have the perfect frame for this project too. I would LOVE to link to your how-to if you didn’t mind!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson September 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Rachel you are welcome to link to the blog, would love to see yours when done! Please share!!!

  • Reply Vanessa October 14, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I love now minimalist + simple this is!

  • Reply Stacy Nguyen January 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I have never known how artists make art until now!
    I feel like I can make as much art as any artist out there and that essentially makes me an artist. Thank you, Bettina, for showing us all that if you can dream it, you can do it.

    Stacy Nguyen,
    Professional Artist Today, Now and Forever – Because of You.


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