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Wall art for living room thread painting DIY tutorial

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Wall art for living room thread painting DIY tutorial. Make acrylic paintings with thread and glue to create sculptured and textured effect. This project by far is my favorite. I hope you love it as much as I adore it. Abstract art has always resonated with my creativity.


How to make accent walls attractive?

You can use this wall art idea to create accent wall, focal wall or even a featured wall gallery. This thread painting technique can be incorporated in any wall art style whether modern, vintage, classic, contemporary, minimalist or traditional. Even the more trendy themes like boho decor and farmhouse cottage accents can include this style of painting to bring mix media wall art feel in your DIY project.


Where to hang wall art on wall space?

I made these painting as wall art for living room, however, the idea can easily be used to make wall art for any space. Some of the wall corners include:

  • Accent wall in dining room
  • Statement wall in living room
  • Large piece of wall art on feature wall
  • Statement piece of artwork in guest bedroom
  • Large walls art pieces to create a gallery
  • Creating room feel on narrow wall with symmetry
  • Use bright colors to decorate entry way with visual interest
  • Wall decor with neutral and modern color palette and shades
  • Display as large wall art on fireplace mantel with sculptures
  • Use in contrast to wallpaper in small space and bathroom
  • Bring pop of color in hallway
  • Arrange on floating shelves
  • Place on a side table by the sofa or fireplace
  • Design a collage with portrait and artwork


What medium can I use to create wall art for living room?

This wall art can be created on any medium on which acrylic paints can be used. Since, thread can easily be glued on to various surfaces the options may include:

  • sketch paper
  • cardstock
  • canvas
  • chart paper
  • large-scale art paper
  • wall art print paper


Wall art for living room DIY project



I got the inspiration for my wall art from this wall art at Bed, Bath and Beyond.



I used designs from parts of this frame to sketch my individual abstract art design on an A4 size paper. This resulted in four wall art patterns in abstract art. The words live, love and laugh bring good feelings, so I also incorporated them in the frames.


Material needed to make thread paintings

The following supplies are needed to make wall art for living room:

  • Set of wall frames
  • Acrylic paints
  • Thread (can be embroidery thread, yarn, wool, silk thread, cotton or acrylic thread)
  • Glue (glue stick or clear dry white glue)
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil (for drawing)


How to make wall art for living room?

The following step-by-step instructions will give the best results:

Step 1: Cut and size the chart paper according to your frame. Draw or trace your design on it using a tracing paper.


Step 2: The design I created for my project contains the following three elements of art

  • Abstract
  • Squares
  • Words


Step 3: Use glue stick to affix the thread on the drawing outline. This part requires precision and patience.

Wall art tips:

  • As you glue the thread, press and move the thread on the lines to smooth out the lines
  • Cut and glue the thread for best results


Step 4: Once all the drawing is glued with thread you are ready to paint. I used acrylic paints to paint.


Here’s a close-up of the colorful and vibrant wall art thread painting.
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Read about using thread to create texture art at how to make thread paintings with pictures and details.



Here’s a look at each frame individually

DIY Textured Art Sculpting Artwork



Live, Love, Laugh

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Enjoy making your own version of DIY wall art with acrylic paints and thread. Don’t forget to share with me.


Photos of DIY wall art for living room



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  1. Steph says:

    That looks so colorful! Great job. That will liven up your living room for sure! Thanks for sharing your creative work. 🙂

  2. ~LKB says:

    Very neat idea! Such cheerful looking art work – would brighten any room!

  3. gmac says:

    Some lovely work and very bright colours I love them. I work for a plastering company in Birmingham and although most of our work is in the commercial sector we also do some domestic work. At the moment we are working on a friends house and they have just had a new kid. Your site has helped me come up with a few ideas to help decorate the kids rooms, so THANKS

  4. Janelle says:

    This is so pretty and I like how you were inspired by the Bed, Bath, & Beyond picture.

  5. Polo Shirt says:

    Great idea! Keep up the great work on your blog. Also, just wanted to say your site looks great also.

  6. the purple muse says:

    That is a fab idea! Thanks for sharing.


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  8. Alison Shuman says:

    Almost anything looks good in sets and in nice frames! Love how you took your own art pieces and turned them into a collection to put on your walls – truly original and inspirational.

  9. Leanne says:

    Those are gorgeous! I love all the bright, happy colors. THanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party.

  10. Michelle says:

    At first, I thought it was ripped paper. Really neat that it is string and paint! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  11. La-Dee-da crafter says:

    This is awesome. Looks so good on your wall and very impressive art skills. 🙂
    Following you now.

  12. Emreen says:

    So.. beautiful..!!

  13. Maggie says:

    oh my this is amazing, i luv your interpretation much better…
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    Have a fabulous week,

  14. Mary-Sweetwater Style says:

    This is really lovely! I am a teacher and am thinking that with some adaptations, this would be an amazing student art project! I bet a lot of moms would hang it on their walls. Great job!

  15. Connie says:

    These are really cool, thanks for sharing them.

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