I love the metal wall art that seems to be all the rage in high end designer catalogs, but I don’t like the prices! When I saw the pretty metal trellis’ that are available at Dollar Tree during the spring and summer, they reminded me of some of the metal wall art I had been admiring. I realized that I could make my own version of these pricy products, for very little!
- Garden Metal Trellis
- Craft Wire
- Aluminum Roll
(Confession time: I really wanted to put a mirror in the center. That was my original plan. Unfortunately, the mirror I had purchased was too small! I needed a 9 inch square mirror and struck out trying to find one. So I improvised, and I think it worked out. But if you have a mirror that will fit, I think that would look amazing!)
Step two: Use a stencil to make a pattern on the aluminum. I used this type of crafting aluminum, but you could achieve a similar result with heavy duty aluminum foil. To get a good impression, place craft foam under the aluminum, and use a stylus for embossing.
You could paint the aluminum to make it brighter or give it an aged look. It would look pretty with a monogram in the center instead of a design, too. There are tons of ways to customize this piece to suit your style. All that’s left to do is to decide where to hang it! Have fun crafting and creating!