DIY cheap wall art with a digital download and how to print them

If you want cheap art for your walls, or even to create a gallery wall, then digital downloads are the go! Etsy has piles and piles of them. You can choose photography prints like landscapes of the beach, desert, building, plants. Or even abstract paintings.

I have done this so many times. For me at home, or for clients when doing a cheap and quick makeover in their home.

Here are some print ideas you might like.

How to

  1. Buy your frame first. Kmart is always my go-to. Lots of sizes and colours available.
  2. Work out the size of the print you will require to fit your frame. If you’re doing a gallery wall just write down the multiple sizes you need for each frame.
  3. Upload your file to the Officeworks Print & Copy section.
  • I always choose coloured poster
  • 160gsm coated paper
  • Upload your design

TIP – if you have an odd size frame you want to fill, just choose an abstract-style print so you can chop it down. It’s better to chop down, than accidentally print something too small.

 

If the file won’t fit, you can resize it yourself via free online tools like PicMonkey or BeFunky. If this is too tricky and the file just doesn’t look right in the Officeworks upload area then just pop the file on a USB stick and take it to your local Officeworks where they will help you with all of this.

I paid for it, chose to pick it up in store and was sent an email about 4 hours later saying it was ready to pick up. I got it home, trimmed it to fit the frame and DONE!!!

There you go… now you can easily do different sizes and create a full gallery wall very cheaply.

If you’re thinking of creating your own gallery wall here is the HOW TO.

Not sponsored!! Just wanted to share this idea with you 🙂

♥ KC.

22 comments

  • Kimberly

    Brilliant! Thanks for this. Was planning a few prints a couple of weeks ago, but felt totally out of my depth and put it in the too hard basket..not anymore! 🙂 x

  • Kel

    Thank you so much for this Katrina!! I didn’t realise it was so easy to print from the digital Etsy prints. Just a quick question – is Pic Monkey easy to use for someone not very technological? x

    • Katrina (author)

      So easy, it’s my favourite program! X

  • Kellie Daws

    Thanks Katrina. I’m hopeless with computers but I will try to attempt your directions. Fingers crossed.

  • Calli

    Hi Katrina, I have done the same for a few prints at my place. I usually print it as a photo (I think….the girl at office works helped me). I’m about to print another one….should I be printing as a colour poster instead? Love your work 🙂

    • Katrina (author)

      I think it’s just a cost thing? I like the poster because of the sizing 🙂

      • calli

        Thank you! Will have a look.

  • Karla

    Love it, was going to ask for a Tutorial on how you did it! I need something for my front TV room and our main bdr so off to Etsy I go 🙂

  • LittleInkEmpire

    Great post Katrina! I sell digital prints on Etsy and this is the best post I have read on how to print digital art – really easy to follow. Thanks for taking the time to break the process down step-by-step. 👏 LittleInkEmpire on Etsy

  • Megan

    Thanks for the tip! I’ve purchased some pictures on Etsy as a result of your post. 🙂 Just wondering what resolution you printed with for the larger size?

  • HelloGorgeousWallArt

    Katrina, thank you for including my digital print in your article! – Amy from HelloGorgeousWallArt on Etsy

  • Lexi

    YESSSSSSSSSSS. I love it!

  • Karen

    This is fricken awesome! Thanks Katrina!

  • Chloe Kirkman

    Katrina did you have to choose poster from the officeworks store?

    • Chloe Kirkman

      Katrina Chambers when I select photo prints the biggest available is 12’x 18 inch?

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