Anthro-Inspired Wall Art

I’m so excited to share my latest project with you.  I’m not sure if I’m happier with the final result or the fact that it cost me less than $5 to make.

A few months ago I fell in love this this Circle Blooms Framed Art as soon as I saw it on Anthropologie’s website but I was not in love with the price tag.

But I just knew I had to make something similar to it.

Fast forward a few weeks and I came across this fabulous piece of art from Two Girls Being Craft that uses paint chips and I figured out how to complete my knock off art.

I decided I could make the Circle Blooms using paint chips.

I immediately went to Home Depot and picked out the colors I wanted to use.  I did not pick the exact same colors in the inspiration piece and you can really do any color combination you want.

Materials needed to make your own:

  • canvas – I used an old picture that someone gave me
  • paint chips
  • scissors
  • modge podge
  • paint brush
  • something circle to use as a template – I used a penny, nickel, quarter and dime as my templates so the circles would be different sizes.
  • ruler to determine the center

I started out by painting this picture and frame white:


After you gather all your materials it really is easy but a little time consuming.  The longest part was cutting out the circles (I’m sure you guessed that).  Good thing my husband and I needed to catch up on a few episodes of True Blood.

To cut the circles I placed the coin on a few paint chips and just cut around it.

As I cut I determined how I wanted to combine colors and I just kept playing around with it until I was happy with how it looked.

After I had it all laid out, I just started using the modge podge to adhere the circles to the canvas.  After a few minutes I had to go back with the end of my paint brush to push down the edges so they didn’t curl up.  For some reason the blue circles curled up the most.  I’m not sure why.

Once I had all the pieces down I let it dry over night.  The next day I covered the entire canvas with modge podge.

Of course I forgot to take pictures of the process because I was just so excited to complete the project.


It might have taken longer than painting circles but I love the way it turned out!  It was definitely worth the time and effort.  Now I need to decide where to hang it.

Thanks Anthropologie and Two Girls Being Crafty for the inspiration!  You all rock!

Have you used paint chips to make any art work?  I’d love to hear all about it and see pictures.

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  1. how cute! you did a great job. i love it!

  2. That’s awesome! Love it.

  3. I love it!!! I’ve had the other example saved for awhile to make but I reallimeade the circles you did!!

  4. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I love your artwork! Terrific job. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you have a great week!

  5. LOVE IT!! I actually like yours better than the original. Super smart idea to use the paint chips. I actually have that other paint chip artwork pinned too! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark!
    Jenn :)

  6. This is so cute! I love it – so fun and thrifty! : )

  7. I have to make these! I love knockoffs. :)

  8. OH WOW! IT looks great! I think even better then the original! The colors you used seem a little brighter,and really make it pop! Love it!

    Just stopping by to say thanks for joining in this week for Wobble Over Wednesday! I am now following!

  9. AH-MAZING!! I actually love yours better than the original too! I love your color choices. I feel so inspired every time I come to your blog. Thank you!

  10. That is great! What size is the finished art? Very inspiring…now I’m thinking about what I could do. My girls would love this art project.

  11. Me again! I love this so much I thought I would share it on my facebook page. Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark. Hope to see you next week! {just make sure you are linking to your specific post and not your home page as it makes it much easier to find!} Have a fabulous weekend!
    Jenn :)

  12. Wow, how fun is that, I heart a good knock off! I like your version even better! Thanks for showing it off.


  13. I love this idea! I have a stack of paint chips that I was going to do something with – might have to try this!

  14. Love your art work more than the original painted one. It adds depth to the work and much more interesting.

    I hope to try something like this.

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