I am noticing a photography trend on social media. If you do a search on Instagram or Facebook for “Candy Minimal” you will pull up a collection of delicious photography. The look is very simple- a plain background with a simple object, and the whole thing (background and object) are candy colored pastels and brights. I love the look and wanted to incorporate it into the decor in my daughter’s room. She is 12 now, and trying to ditch the stuffed animal scene and “teen” up her space. This DIY wall decor project was perfect!
Supplies needed to make your own candy minimal DIY wall decor:
- 6″ Unfinished Wood Panels (I used 3. The wooden panels come in several sizes you can choose, you would just need to adjust your photo size to fit accordingly)
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic Craft Paint (I used Green, Pink and Blue)
- Foam Brush
- Cutting Mat and Craft Knife
- Three Black and White 5 x 7 Photos of your Choice
Once you select your photos, use a craft knife and mat to cut the photos from their backgrounds.
Position your cut photos on the panels. You may need to trim the photos to fit.
Then your “Candy Minimal” DIY wall decor is ready to hang!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).