Thrifty and Colorful DIY Vintage Art

Save money and create beautiful wall galleries of art using digital prints. These designs inspired by nature, are vintage prints by William Morris that are so easy to download, print and hang!


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Welcome! If you're like me, you're always on the hunt for affordable ways to dress up your walls! I have several antique and chippy windows, chalkboards and other neutral wall decor but I was wanting to add some color. I found some gorgeous art and it cost less than lunch!

Welcome to  Thrifty Style Team, that time of month when I partner with a group of wonderful and talented bloggers who also like budget decor! We are full of ideas and share them here every month. Thank you to Julie of Redhead Can Decorate for keeping us on track! Be sure to check out all the projects at the bottom!


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If you're new here, a special welcome! I'm Cindy, a home decorating enthusiast and I haven't met a DIY project I don't like! We just moved to Mississippi from Texas and are still unpacking and making our temporary rental feel like home. I am a huge fan of creating a beautiful home for as little money as possible! If that sounds like something you enjoy too, check out these popular posts:


How to decorate your walls on a budget

So back to wall art. It can be very expensive, and the problem with being a chronic decorator is that I like to change things around a lot! That can get very pricey.

I was on the lookout for some inexpensive and colorful art for my walls. I remembered watching an episode of Home Town and Erin was super excited to decorate a room in an old farmhouse with William Morris wallpaper. It was bright and vibrant and nature inspired.

I immediately looked it up and found out that William Morris is a famous name in the design world, known for his textiles and wallpaper. You might have seen his 'Strawberry Thief' pattern before. All his designs are created with nature in mind, and I fell in love with the patterns and colors as I continued searching.

Digital art

I found this set of digital papers on Etsy. There are nine different designs in the pack and the blues were just what I was looking for. I paid only $3.50 for the entire paper pack!

How to turn digital art into wall art

This really couldn't be simpler! I downloaded the digital files using the instructions provided and saved them to a thumb drive (you could also save them to your phone). I took the drive to Office Depot and had them print the Art Nouveau William Morris papers I selected onto cardstock, to my specific size.

I trimmed them down with my paper trimmer, to fit some gallery frames I had purchased on Amazon.

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The blues are all different, as are the patterns, but they look pretty incredible hanging up together! I especially love how the bright and colorful blue art pops against our reclaimed wood wall in our sunroom! It feels very modern farmhouse.




Pairing them with this simple crackle finish beaded wood tray (that I made for $20) keeps the focus on the art.

And the plants in our sunroom are the perfect compliment to the nature inspired vintage prints. This was our Texas home, and I am really missing that large and bright sunroom! My plants here in MS are scattered throughout our home, which is fine but they don't make as big of an impact!


I hope you're excited to try decorating with some digital prints! I recommend checking out Etsy, they are so many options and styles available! You can shop some of my favorites right here! Print them out, pop them in a pretty frame and voila - beautiful and thrifty art for your walls!

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  1. OMG Cindy - I remember that episode of Home Town. You are so resourceful and creative. I love the digital art that you created for your new home. Just lovely!

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    1. Wasn't that a great episode? Thank you, so happy you like it!

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  2. That's a cute idea!! It's nice to be able to download things in a second instead of having to go out shopping...saves so much time!! Your new home is coming along nicely too.

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  3. Cindy, these William Morris prints are just the PERFECT pop of color to this space. I think they're just beautiful! xoxo, kristi

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  4. These are beautiful, Cindy! I admire you so much for making your new temporary home so beautiful.

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  5. Cindy I love the digital prints and how you framed them! The blue is beautiful and I love the price point! Pinned!

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  6. I love your William Morris art, Cindy. His designs are so beautiful and framing them is a great idea! Pinned!

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  7. What a great idea, Cindy! These William Morris prints are absolutely gorgeous! The colors are beautiful! I am heading over to check them out now. Pinned!

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