Introduction: Easy DIY Iron Wall Art!

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Take a good look at the picture...what do you see...A beautiful metal wall art...
scroll down to find out how to do this super  super easy wall art...  :-D

Step 1: Take a Good Look

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Gotcha! Tell me the came to the next step thinking this is metal right?? ;-) well you are wrong!
This is simply a wooden frame and CARDBOARD!!
you don't believe on...
I have entered it in the cardboard contests...and I know  there are some excellent entries...and I probably don't stand a chance among such excellence....but still....if you like it ...I would like your vote for the would just make me feel happier and you would have a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart for making someone happier :-)

What you need to do this project is
toilet tissue roll
black spray paint
3/8" wooden slats
pencil to twist the strips with
Styrofoam to pin the form on and pin

I think this idea was originally done in 'suzy's sitcome' but ...but I have seen other variations ever...I felt they could have more instructions in I have added my own two cents worth of instructions here...hope you enjoy :-)

Step 2: Surf for Your Design

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Surf the net for your design....I have uploaded some designs which I googled.
Pick the one you want and try to recreate it with cardboard.
I have picked a design from may choose that or what you prefer :-)
My choice is the last picture.

Step 3: Frame 1

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Make your wooden frames by applying glue to 4 10" slats and then stapler to reenforce. Make quantity according to how much you want.
Using the slat as a measurement cut strips. I used cardboard from boxed too in addition to toilet tissue rolls.
Fold 1 toilet roll and cut 4 petals.
then cut 4" strips of cardboard and cut a slot in the center. Interlock the strips and then glue the petals. Then place the this in the center of the frame on top of Styrofoam. Measure equal strips and attach the center design to the frame with these strips.Now using the strips from the toilet roll...curve  the edges in in spirals and glue according to your chosen pictures...A simple tip to easily bend the board if it is hard is to just dip it once for a few seconds in water and then quickly take it away and roll it with your pencil.

Once you have completed your frame spray paint it with black metallic paint

Step 4: Frame 2

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If you like to do the other are a few pictures to help you complete them.
I have added slits to the intersection points and added glue. I felt this would make the design more stronger.
Follow pictures to see completions

Step 5: Frame 3

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With these basic guide lines you should be able to do almost any wrought iron design :-)
Why not try some and decorate your could fool everyone into believing it to be real !

Step 6: Your Faux Metal Wall Art

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Enjoy your cheap metal art!


Cendrinne (author)2015-07-09

That's genius and beautiful

shazni (author)Cendrinne2015-09-02

Thanks! There are endless possibilities :-)

crafty_hxox (author)2014-09-21

How do you paste the cardboard to the wooden frame??

shazni (author)crafty_hxox2014-09-22

With the same glue used thus far. ;-)

mjursic (author)2013-11-27

Shazni; FINALLY this is coming into my classroom, a year and some after I said it was! Hope all is well with you and your family.

shazni (author)mjursic2013-11-30

That's Great! please post pictures of what they do....would love to see what designs they come up with :-)
My Family is doing great too...we moved still organizing :-)

CheyLee94 (author)2013-10-30

That's really cool, just wondering how much would you sell those for?

shazni (author)CheyLee942013-10-30

Thanks! I sent you a mail regarding your question :-)

HigginsCat (author)2013-06-18

You have loads of talent!! Started looking with the "No Sew" Quit and just kept looking at all your wonderful goodies!! Thank you for sharing your talent and instructions with us.

I am sure you are familiar with 'Dover Books" for designs, but just in case you are not or other reader are not - this is a great source for tons and tons for free designs! I must clarify a bit - some are free and some you have to pay a very small charge for the book which has 1000's for designs in them - and no, I do not work for them - LOL

Keep up the wonderful work and thank you again and again!! - By the way - is the contest still on? If so - where do I go to vote? I am not very familiar with the Instructables site, so if you wouldn't mind helping me out a bit - I would love to vote for you.

shazni (author)HigginsCat2013-06-19

Thanks a lot for your lovely words :-)
Well this contest is over... Sadly it didn't get to the finals :-(. My fault as it was a late entry .
However I would love your votes for the 'no sew quilt' .. The vote tab is in thae top right side... When you click that... It shows all the contests it's entered in... You click 'vote ' for all that you wish ( I wish all ... Haha )
That's it!
By the way... I love helping you out... After all .. It's YOU helping ME with your vote... So thank you.
I have never heard of 'Dover Books' will surely check it out... Thanks!
I love sharing my craft... Especially when such appreciation is shown ;-)
Currently I'm trying out a little invention .., which I hope will help loads of paper quillers... Hopefully I'll be able to fine tune it for the battery contest !
Best to you... And thanks for your kind words !

picturesofsilver (author)2013-06-15

very nice! you are too smart :)

shazni (author)picturesofsilver2013-06-16

Thanks for such an extravagant compliment !

CreativeGeek (author)2013-05-08

I actually made wall art like this, you can actually get some pretty cool stuff though, however if you use hot glue, it hurts like who-knows-what for a second if you get it on you though, but still fun to make either way. :)

Also, I just went ahead and made my own design for it.

shazni (author)CreativeGeek2013-05-08

Great! Let's see it!
And yes.....Hot glue is very painful ... I've had the experience once too often!

Shabzy (author)2013-04-07

really nice

Shabzy (author)Shabzy2013-04-07

And pls vote for me in the make for youth competition!!!!!!!!!!

shazni (author)Shabzy2013-04-08

done deal! :-)

keepintouch (author)2013-03-24

Great dear

shazni (author)keepintouch2013-03-25

Thank you :-)

HollyMann (author)2013-03-18

This is Amazing Shazni...I love your style!!!!

shazni (author)HollyMann2013-03-19

:-D Thanks! and congratulations on your win!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-03-16

I was wondering why would someone call an Iron wall art easy till I read your ible. This is so amazingly beautiful and creative.
Thank you.

shazni (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2013-03-18

Thank you for the wonderful compliment and you are welcome

tdc2202 (author)2013-03-14

I had been trying to make some of these (without the frames), but they weren't turning out so well! Your tip on the styrofoam and pins is SO helpful! Thank you so much! I have voted for you! Do spray them while still pinned to the foam? And does that stiffen them enough to stay curled?

tdc2202 (author)tdc22022013-03-14

By the way, your designs are beautiful!

shazni (author)tdc22022013-03-14

Thanks! But I think the credit goes to whoever created it first! I simply googled and copied... Haha

shazni (author)tdc22022013-03-14

Thanks for the vote.... And you are OH So Welcome!
No... Once the glue dries ..... Simply remove the pins and spray. You can stack one on top of each frame and spray... That way the bottom frames will get some spray too!

siqbal5 (author)2013-03-14

:) Thumbs up!

786Ayesha (author)2013-03-13

This looks really beautiful.Count my vote.Done already

shazni (author)786Ayesha2013-03-13


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-03-12

Magnificent! Before reading the instructions I was thinking 'How's iron wall art suppose to be EASY!! Great work shazni!

shazni (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2013-03-12

Haha.. Gotcha ;-D ....and thanks! Voting is going on..., and I still can't find the voting button!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)shazni2013-03-12

Yap, you sure did :p I just voted for you in the cardboard contest, oh... vote for me in the Lams and lights contest, after all it happened because of you!

shazni (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2013-03-13

Already did! and thanks for the vote too! :-)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)shazni2013-03-13

Thanks for the vote! and you're welcome :)

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