Mums who can’t afford fancy art are framing free wallpaper samples from Wilko’s and B&Q

SAVVY mums who can’t afford fancy art are framing free wallpaper samples to brighten up their walls instead. 

One woman revealed she hit up Wilko’s and B&Q to get her hands on some tropical-inspired prints. 


She headed to Wilko’s and B&Q to get her hands on some free wallpaper samples[/caption]

She grabbed some chic frames from Ikea, for £6 each, to give her new artwork a professional finish. 

The end result is stunning wall hangings, which look just as good as any designer artwork.  

Sharing her idea to Facebook group to Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks, she said: “Wall paper samples make great pictures! £6 each for Ikea frames!

“Wilkinson is the hummingbirds and I think I got the parrots one from B&Q a while back.”


She grabbed some frames from Ikea and the end result is professional-looking artwork[/caption]


It seems birds are popular theme among people looking to brighten up their walls[/caption]

Dozens of people have liked the idea, and shared their own efforts. 

One person said: “I’ve done this too. Wallpaper samples from homebase and frames from poundland.

“I ordered some other samples online but they came folded up so had creases down.”

This woman went for smaller frames using lots of different samples

Another wrote: “Looks fabulous!”

A third posted: “Amazing I will look into that, thank you!”

This person commented: “I might do this.”

Dozens of people liked her budget-friendly idea and shared their own versions

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