Nifty Decorative Arts Ideas

Arts and crafts are a fun way to spend your time and give you a solid piece to show what you did. These can range from simple things like making your own decorative and functional birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks, to elaborate wall hangings implementing specialty decorative art supplies. There are a lot of neat and cool things you can do without spending much money or go full on and buy a kit to make something lasting and memorable.


During the holiday season, it’s always fun to make a wreath to decorate your home with. This can be bought, of course, but it’s more pleasurable to make one yourself, and it isn’t hard to do. Just buy the frame of the wreath, which is plastic, wood or metal ring with a hanger. Then buy the wrapper branches, which are long malleable wood pieces that you’ll braid around the frame. You can paint or decorate them with fake leaves or fake pine needles, glitter, hanging ornaments, etc. There are ways to make wreaths for any season of the year as well. You can even make them entirely out of natural components without spending any money.


Another cool idea for a DIY decoration is pottery. You can buy permanent paint markers, which are similar to Sharpies but with a different type of ink. With pottery, you can design whatever you want from coffee cups to bowls, from plates to saucers and so on. These are easy art pieces because the whole process just involves drawing on the piece with your design and cooking it in the oven at a low temperature (around 200 degrees from cold then slowly heat it up) then you cool it off along with the oven, and do it a couple more times. That design is now a permanent part of the piece. Many people opt for this also when designing decorative plates for hanging.

Now, of course, the list goes on. You could develop whatever you want to show off your creativity or buy decorative items that someone else made. The important thing to keep in mind is that there are nearly limitless decorative art ideas around the world, and you can do whatever you want to. Get as creative and crazy as you like and try out any idea you come across to spice up the look of your world.