Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m excited to share my easy DIY fingerprint wall art with you!  Our media room is nearly complete and should be up on the blog within a few weeks.  Right now I’m focusing on decor items to finish the space, and one of those things is wall art!   Decorating your walls can get expensive quickly, so this time I was determined to stay on a budget.  All the time I see abstract art for sale thinking “Oh I can make that” but I usually forget to.  Not this time!

Recently I was browsing decor and I was instantly attracted to this art from Anthropologie, but when I saw the price I nearly choked!  Of course it’s much larger than I need for my space but I was very much motivated to make my own version.  If your memory is really good you might remember I had a similar print like this from Ballard, in our last house.  It was too small though and was damaged in our last move.

I’m much happier with this wall art, it has more personality and it cost just pennies to make!  I always have extra gallery frames on hand so that certainly kept the cost down.  I’m really fond of the ones from Pottery Barn and love the unique shaped mats, but recently I’ve discovered Target gallery frames and they’re just as great too.  So if you’re needing to freshen up your home with some fun art I’ll show you how quick and easy to make this fingerprint wall art.  It’s perfect for kids to make too!

Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art


Any size frame 

Poster board or card stock


Black paint

Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art


Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art

Cut the poster board or card stock down to the frame size.

Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art

I’m using a mat and I didn’t want to paint the hidden areas so I placed the mat over the poster board and ran my fingernail along the edges so I could so exactly where the mat would be.  This is optional but I found it helpful.  Then I dipped my finger into basic black craft paint and painted dots on the poster board.  I know, super complicated right??

Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art

Be sure to vary the sizes of the dots for some extra appeal.   Let the paint dry and then BOOM you have instant wall art!  If you’re wondering, the paint dried nicely on the poster board and didn’t create any rippling.  I have such a thing for black and white wall art, it makes my heart sing and looks amazing on our wood walls!

Easy to make DIY fingerprint wall art

I had all my supplies on hand except the poster board and that was under $1.  Canvas art would cost a little more but also look amazing, or maybe a fingerprint accent wall somewhere in your home?  Go get creative and have some fun!

Ok, you’ve had a little sneak peak at our media room… just a peak that’s all you get for now.  I can’t wait to share the rest of the room with you!



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