DIY-Dollar-Store-Wall-Art1I 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!

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step-14Step one:  Place the four metal trellis’ so the legs overlap, as pictured.  Wrap wire at each corner to hold the base together.

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(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!)

dry-embossStep 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.

foldStep three:  Fold the edges of the aluminum back and hot glue the foil piece to the square center of the piece.

Close-UpYou 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!

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