Or, in my case, find a photo on Pinterest and copy.
Our new room needs some artwork on the walls. I intend to hang some of the kids' artwork and perhaps some of my photographs, but I was inspired by something I stumbled upon on Pinterest to create some wall hangings of my own (note intentional use of "wall hangings" instead of "art").
What I think the design folks call my "inspiration piece" can be made in Great Britain for a mere $329.58. I'm too blog-incompetent to embed the photo in this post, but you can see it here. Instead of placing an order, I made two for $17.50 each. If my English major math is correct, that's a savings of $624.16, and all it took were two canvases and pre-cut wood words from Michael's, wood glue and a couple cans of spray paint.
Cheap, easy, and I got to use spray paint. A win all around, I'd say.