DIY – Lake Wall Art…

Hey there…we hope y’all had a great weekend. Our weather has turned a bit rainy and chilly again, but I am dreaming of warm days spent out on the lake. From now until about the end of the summer we spend our spare time out at Lake Oconee. I was inspired by a piece of DIY art that H2o Bungalow did for her beach home – you can see her beautiful work here. I liked it so much that I decided to create something for our lake place!

Here’s what I used:

  • 12″x12″ burlap frame
  • assorted colors of craft paint
  • 3/4″ wooden balls with hole openings
  • string
  • Letters that spell “Lake:
  • a square piece of wood for boat sign
  • fencing
  • hot glue and gun

DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene.

I painted all of the wooden pieces and set them out to dry…

DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene.

DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene.My wooden piece for my sign was too large, so I scored it with a razor and cut it in half…

DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene.I painted the balls in assorted colors to be floats. I used a chalk pen to create the rustic white line. I love the “Boat Rental” sign too 🙂  I used a hot glue gun to hold everything in place. It was easiest to glue the floats and sign onto the fence before I glued the fence into place.

DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene. DIY Lake Wall Art - simple artwork using a wrapped burlap canvas, decorative wood pieces and paint. Ready to display your lake scene.Now, I can’t wait to get to the lake and hang this on the wall.

You can use this same craft and create something for Summer, a holiday or your family name. This would also be a terrific memento of a special family vacation. Let us know what your inspiration is.

Comments

  1. Jess says

    i am definitely giving this a try. This will be perfect for our family reunion this Summer! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 2 Bees in a Pod says

    Hello Jess –

    Trust us when we say – this is a great fun project! You can totally make it your own by choosing decor that involves your family reunion. Good Luck!!

    Vicki and Jenn