A couple weeks ago, Nick and I hosted a big ol’ collaboration involving a TON of other makers, bloggers, and YouTubers called the Wood Wall Art Challenge. It was SO FUN! Everyone made their own unique wooden artwork, and the creativity was so inspiring! The only parameters were that the art be square (but any size!) and be made of ‘mostly wood’. We’ve never been accused of being legalistic.
I thought it would be fun to round-up everyone’s wood wall art all in one place for you to feast your eyes and get all inspired!
Shelley from 100 Things 2 Do used a pegboard substrate to mount a collage of brightly painted birdhouses and make this super unique artwork! It’s so whimsical and quirky!
If ‘Southwest Farmhouse Style’ wasn’t a thing before, it is now! Katie from Addicted 2 DIY out-did herself with this group of 4 Aztec-inspired pieces of wood wall art. She nailed all those miters!
My girl Anika from Anika’s DIY Life made this beautiful Mandala artwork using a stencil, a carving tool and some metallic wax!
Katie from Bower Power was inspired by tribal ink prints that have repeated dot patterns using a palm router for her gallery wall! I love the organic texture that she created!
Kristi from Chatfield Court made this geometric number with a few copper-wrapped triangles in there if you look closely! She finished this beaut off with a combo of stain and blue and copper paint.
Jeanie from Create and Babble was inspired by the start design quilt block. Only instead of fabric for her ‘quilt’, she used wood and scrapbooking paper!
Sam from DIY Huntress went with this geometric mountain scene with a sleek/modern twist, and I’m obsessed! I’m loving the minimalist look these days (although don’t look at my craft room). This project could be customized in so many different ways!
We’ve got another mandala for you! This one was done with a woodburning tool by Sheri from Hazel & Gold. Can you imagine the patience that would go into this? So beautiful!
My friend Amy from Her Toolbelt (who I get to see this weekend! Eeeeee!) made this reclaimed wood wall art in a brick pattern! She used TRUE reclaimed barnwood, and the result is so natural and beautiful. I love how she uses it as a backdrop for her spring wreath!
We’ve got another gorgeous geometric version of wood wall art here for ya from Angie at House Becoming Home! She used pallet wood and cut them all into identical trapezoids to make this three-dimensional illusioned artwork! She even made her own wooden french cleat to hang this sucker up on the wall!
Jaime Costiglio is a girl after my own heart with her scroll saw skillz! She decided to make her wooden art using a Hawaiian Breadfruit pattern that was inspired by her honeymoon to Hawaii years ago! Sentimental design decisions are the BEST design decisions!
Who’s ready for some basket-weaving 101?! Jen Woodhouse shows us how she used edge banding to weave this beautiful art that totally reads as a texture. So unique!
I love that we got some dudes on board for this challenge. Adam from Lazy Guy DIY used the AWESOME combination of live-edge wood, resin, and coffee beans to make this incredibly amazing artwork. And he even went a step further and made it into a clock! Now it that isn’t a conversation piece, I don’t know what is!
Who’s up for another quilt-inspired wooden artwork? Emily from Merrypad made this outdoor art to look like a ‘barn quilt’ using lots of painters tape a brightly colored paints!
Inspired by the European graffiti street artist, Aaron from Mr Fix It DIY made this silhouette artwork using a CNC machine to carv out an inlay and fill with tinted epoxy!
Mindi from My Love 2 Create shares details on how to build this simple wood wall art using strips of wood that are stained in different shades and laid out in this unique pattern! I love the simplicity and all the possibilities of customizing this art to match your own decor!
3×3 Custom Creations built this wooden art using wood slices from logs and sticks she collected from her neighborhood to create a magnetic board to hang her daughter’s artwork! Her video is amazing!
Gail from My Repurposed Life is the QUEEN of repurposing! She used reclaimed wood to make this skyline silhouette of her city, Louisville. You could do this with literally ANY city! Unless you live in a small town in Iowa that doesn’t even have a stoplight or gas station.
Using gunpowder might not be the first idea that comes to mind when you think of wood wall art, but Jocie from One Project Closer used gunpowder to BURN this design onto wood! It’s an amazing process, and so incredibly unique!
Here’s another super modern/minimalist piece of wood wall art by my personal friend (and fellow twin mom) Elisha from Pneumatic Addict! She put a twist on her art by using Shou Sugi Ban technique to CHAR the wood! It’s really very interesting and fun to watch!
Cassity from Remodelaholic decided to make a buffalo check patterened outdoor wall art using blocks of wood at different depths, giving it a 3-d textured effect! You know I love the colors she chose!
My friend Corey from Sawdust 2 Stitches dreamed up this amazing ‘modular’ wooden artwork by creating 4 identical smaller pieces of square art and arranging them to create a larger pattern for the full-size version! I love that she left these wood-toned instead of painting them. So organic and beautiful!
Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors was inspired by some wood flooring inlay patterns she saw on Instagram! She put her own spin on it, and pieced it together to make her own gorgeous wood wall art! It looks so pretty hanging above her piano!
I knew Sarah from Ugly Duckling House would have something amazing up her sleeve, but I was totally floored when she knocked out this insanely unique sculptural wooden art that actually LOOKS LIKE CRUMPLED PAPER! Or flowy fabric? Or anything except wood. She carved this you guys. I’ll give you some time to soak that in.
Rick from Wood Work Life built this textured wall art to be inspired by the design of a Quadratic Diffuser, which is a sound diffusing pattern. I love how the layers of wood depth creates an unexpected pattern!
I couldn’t leave myself out of this collab, right? The hubs and I made this geometric wood wall art to look like a 3D pattern using lots of identical shapes of wood and pieces of mirror! Cutting mirror isn’t nearly as hard as it sounds. We share all the details here in our tutorial!
It was literally impossible to get a straight-on shot of this wood wall art without getting my goofy non-makeup’d face in the pic. It is what it is. And you’re welcome.
This challenge was such a blast, and I was so floored by the downright brilliant creativity of all my friends and fellow makers! Many of them made videos of the process too, so be sure to click around and check out everyone’s work in detail. It’s fascinating to see how projects come together behind the scenes!
My wheels are already spinning thinking about what theme we should use for our next collaboration! It has to be something that people can truly run with and make their own. Do you have any ideas?? Leave a comment below!
PSSST! Be sure to check out these other wood wall art designs that Nick and I have made in the past by clicking the images below!
You should also check out this roundup of wooden artwork I shared a few years ago. There are some really creative and inspiring ones!