One-of-a-Kind Wood Collage Art
Easy-to-Make & Colorful Piece
Wood Collage Art is Gorgeous!
Modern wood collage is super easy to create!
I wanted a bright and cheery picture for our entry way. And, I had been looking around for a while. I wanted the art work to be colorful, modern and fun and not too expensive. Ta Da – Mid-Century Wood Collage to the rescue!
Well, inspiration hit me while I was walking the Hobby Lobby aisles a week after Christmas. I received a $50 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby for Christmas! Lucky me! And, of course, I had to immediately use it! Ok, I regress…anyway, I saw these cute little wooden pieces and LIGHTBULB! What if I made a collage out of them?! And, that is just what I did!
And, it was inexpensive and easy to do…. the price for the woodpile squares and rectangles were $2.99 at retail….and, I even bought them at half price ($1.50)! I bought a 12 x 12 canvas too…also at half price. Thank you Hobby Lobby for your great sales and coupons!
Step 1: Spray the Wood Chips
Luckily, I had the spray paint at home which saved me a ton. If you don’t have any, I recommend buying a variety of coordinating spray paint colors. I used 5 different colors but you could use more or less, depending on the look you’re wanting.
Well, the little wooden chips dried super-fast. I painted the entire bag but didn’t use them all. But, I was glad I sprayed more than I needed as some of the chips warped a bit from the spray paint.
2. Position and Glue the Wood Chips on the Canvas
Once the wood chips dried, I placed them randomly on the canvas. And, true to form, I added a few buttons here and there.
Once I was happy with how it looked, I glued them…easy and fun! Kind of like working a puzzle!
Let it dry and then, frame.
Now to the entry we go!! LOVE it!!
Well, I did until my husband suggested filling up the entire canvas rather than leaving some white space…..not sure! Ok, I’ll try it.
What do you think? Which do you like better – my partially full version (version A) or my husband’s fully saturated version (version B) below?