Whether you’re a huge fan of riding your bike or just fond of all the vintage bike artwork that you can find in many stores, this Mini Vintage Bike DIY Wall Art is sure to become a favorite in your household! This DIY wall art is easy to make and customize to fit any room in your home!
- Mini Wire Bicycle (similar version)
- Unfinished 8×8″ Wooden Painting Panel
- Natural Color Wood Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Hot Temp Glue Gun
- DecoArt® Crafter’s Acrylic™ Turquoise Paint
- Small Flowers
- Sharp Scissors
Step One. Using sharp scissors (not your good fabric ones though!), trim off the rounded corners of the Jumbo Craft Sticks. The sticks cut surprisingly easy, just be careful with any flying wood pieces!
Step Two. Layout the sticks in a pleasing pattern on the unfinished wood panel. Glue in place with hot glue. Continue trimming, gluing, and placing each of the sticks until the panel is completely covered.
Step Four. Apply hot glue to the pieces of the bike that make contact with the wood background (back wheel, one side of handlebar, and basket.) Notice how I had to make a makeshift support beam with some wood scraps for the basket. It’s not pretty but it was necessary for structural support. Don’t worry about it too much, the flowers will hide the wood supports!
You see what I mean about this DIY wall art being easy to customize to fit your decor? You could always whitewash the wood background and leave the bike it’s natural metal. Or paint each row a different color with a simple white bicycle. Or go stark white on the back with a metallic gold bike.
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.