Insta-Style: Free Art

If you like free, pretty, and colorful, you are going to like this week’s Insta-Style. 

What’s Insta-Style?   A weekend series of simple projects for which no tutorial is needed.

You may not own the same items I show in the series of posts, but I am hoping that the ideas will inspire you to look at everything around you with new eyes and ask yourself…”what if?” to come up with your own Insta-Style decorating ideas.

Insta Style for your walls and picture frames

What can you make with a picture frame and a magazine?

Free art for walls and frames

Free art!

Simply cut out an inspiring image from a magazine…

Free art to frame and for your walls in an instant…and frame it.

If you love the fashion image I cut out from Artful Blogging magazine, you can find out more about the artist, Beth Briggs on her website, here.

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  1. Patricia Wilson says:

    Diane, in case you missed it in previous comments of mine to you (admittedly I don’t comment often), I love your blog…real and “down to earth,” though where you and Ed live now looks like “paradise” to me. Your “cut & paste” art idea is so simple, yet your creativity gave your blog followers the permission to display the art they love without the expense. I always look forward to “In My Own Style.”

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Patricia – I read all your comments and try my hardest to reply to all, but that sometimes is impossible. It makes my day when I hear from readers and create a connection with them. I think I may have said it before, but being able to share what I know and do with the world is the best job I ever had. I always wanted to be a magazine editor and when the internet came to being, I got my wish… I got to have my own publication and be the editor-in-chief. :-) Thank you so much for reading and always leaving me comments. XO

  2. Dorothy Young says:

    Really this is great post! All the blogs are very informative..i love every ideas! It really doesnt matter what you call it….if you love it that is all that mattters…it is a happy space.  Got some ideas on what to do for my next home décor project. Thank you for sharing such useful tips with us!

  3. Marnette Hurt says:

    In my dining room, I have framed menus from some of my favorite restaurants.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Marnette – That is a great idea and I bet brings back memories of fond dining experiences.

  4. Diane, I’m a 60-something homeowner with a professional career, but I wasn’t always those two things – once I was a living-in-poverty stay-at-home mom. Over the years, I have framed magazine pages, calendar pages, greeting cards, pretty scraps of textiles, etc, and hung quilts on big blank walls. Of course I did this because I was too poor to buy art, but it’s a great idea for anyone. I hope I won’t come across as judgmental, but I’m kind of amazed that people have to be told they can do this! I guess my limited resources forced me to be resourceful, because I’m not really all that naturally creative.

  5. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says:

    Diane, I love that magazine article image. I have never thought about framing a magazine page as artwork. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Happy Saturday, Diane.

    While I don’t believe I’ve ever framed artwork from a magazine, I do have several greeting cards that I have framed. That’s also insta-style!

    1. I do the same thing with greeting cards. They are also an inexpensive way to change it up every now and again.


  7. Beth Briggs says:

    Great idea, Diane! Thanks for sharing my work with your audience :-)