DIY Cow Wall Art

We LOVE these DIY Cow Prints! Each print is 24″ wide, only costs about $12 and they are super easy to build – COWABUNGA!

So, grab your favorite cup of coffee and come build some DIY Cow Wall Art! Just click HERE or the image below to watch!

How easy!?! You can download the FREE printable plans HERE and follow along with the step-by-step tutorial, below!

You can have the hardware store rip the plywood for you. First step is to paint 2 coats of white paint over the plywood sheets.

While the paint dries, cut the trim pieces to size (this is trim for 4 cow prints).

I used my Ryobi Corner Cat Sander to smooth the rough edges of each trim piece.

Next, I applied one coat of Briarsmoke stain by Varathane to the trim pieces. Make sure to get all sides and ends.

Now for the cow prints! You can click the links below to purchase the printables that we used. Update: The cow prints that we used are no longer available. We found a bunch of similar affordable cow prints that would work great!

Cow 1

Cow 2

Cow 3

Cow 4

(Note: the prices of these prints have gone up since I purchased. You can search for Cow Printable on Etsy to pick from others if you like)!

I loaded these on to and ordered 18×24 engineer prints. They are less than $2 a print and ready in 24 hours!

While the stain is drying, apply a coat of ModPodge to the cow print, make sure to only ModPodge the cow.

Then, lay it upside down, on to the plywood. Make sure to smooth out all of the wrinkles and bubbles.

When the ModPodge has dried, you can rub away the paper to expose the cow.

The final step is to attach the trim. We used wood glue and our Ryobi Airstrike 18 gauge nailer to attach the trim!

That was it!

To hang them, just use wall anchors and slide the prints over the screws. Make sure to use a level 🙂

If you love the project, we would love for you to share it by pinning below!

For info on the other things in this room, click the links below! Happy building!

DIY Blanket Ladder

DIY Rustic Sconce Light

DIY Rustic Modern Bed

DIY Sliding Barn Door Nightstand


  1. Holly blanken on March 10, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Is there anywhere to just buy the pictures already made or is there someone on here who makes them I’m not very handy and I would just rather buy one already finished

    • Kathy l Heinrich on April 23, 2019 at 5:44 am

      You might want to try Hobby Lobby.

  2. Enjoy Canvas on February 15, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Adding a wall art to your room can truly create a big impact especially if you really put your own personal touch on it. Admiring the commitment you put into your blog and the detailed information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Wonderful read!

  3. Taylor Mattox on September 18, 2018 at 11:47 am

    HomeDepot won’t print on blueprint..if i print on poster will it still work?

  4. Cassie on August 29, 2018 at 11:22 am


    I just want to let anyone know who tries to do this project that Staples and Office Depot/Max will no longer print your art on Blueprint/Engineer Paper. You will need to get this done using Poster paper which increases the cost of this project significantly depending on how many you have printed.

    Office Depot employee said they used to support printing on Blueprint but since DIY has become a huge thing they can no longer support the cost to print photos on blueprints. Which makes sense since its $3 to print on blueprint paper and $20-$25 to print on a poster size paper.

    • Lisa on October 3, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Hi all,
      If you are having trouble getting Staples or another office supply company to print your prints, check with a local copy shop. I use a local place to do a lot of my print projects, so I checked with them and they can do it for just over $12! The local shops usually do a great job too.
      Good luck with your projects! I can’t wait to see how mine turn out with pictures of our own cows 🙂

    • Sarah on November 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Depends on the store. I just picked up 4 prints from OfficeMax/Office Depot and they filled the order no problem. Just under $2 per print.

  5. Amelia Flinn on May 10, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I can’t get the links to work?

  6. Darla Sadler on April 24, 2018 at 10:52 am


    When having the art printed, do you need to have them printed out in reverse (ie. “mirrored”) so that when transferred to the wood it’s not backwards?

    Might be more important if your print has words 🙂

    Thanks for such a great project!


  7. Erika Johnson on April 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Hi! I’ve ordered the etsy prints. Went to Staples online and ordered. I got a call back saying that they can’t print these engineered prints… They tell me I have to order them by posters. which are 16 per poster and I don’t even think the transfer would work then… what do you recomend I do? thanks!

    • Danni Powers on July 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      I had the same problem. How did you fix it?

  8. Melissa on March 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    What kind of paint do I use?

  9. Jen Roloff on January 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    These are going in my daughters bedroom above her bed and I am worried they will fall of if they are on screws.

    What wood glue do you use?

    Thank you, I have completed multiple of your projects.

  10. Deb D on January 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I’m with you! I love cows! I’ve already ordered 4 prints on Etsy and have an order in to Staples right now to get the prints (engineer prints). So excited! Can’t wait to get them up on the wall!

    Do you think the same method would work on canvas instead of the plywood? I was thinking of doing something similar with different prints for my guest room.

  11. Paula on December 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Hi! Love your style! What is the wall color please?

  12. Paula on December 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Hi! Love your style! What is the wall color please?

  13. Ashley Backora on December 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    What kind of paper do I get these printed on?

  14. Ashley Backora on December 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    What kind of paper do I get these printed on?

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