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Home tips: How to DIY interesting and budget-friendly wall decor

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Here's a wallet-friendly way to DIY interesting art for your blank walls:

When cash is short, you have to think creatively. Great decorative pieces for your walls don't have to be art per se. They can also be found objects such as a shapely tree branch or a piece of bleached driftwood. You can also create your own "art" by using large graphic letters to spell out catchy, whimsical words. In this streamlined house by Project File, the owner has created a graphic message board-and-artwork out of a picture frame and wires. Metal clips hold photos and postcards from recent holidays. It's a flexible concept that lets you add or subtract according to your fancy. Hang it in your dining area, or any other public space where this eye-catching piece can start a conversation.