Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"W" is for Wallpaper Wall Art & Giveaway

diy wallpaper wall art (and a giveaway too!)

Wallpaper makes an easy solution for adding pattern and texture to your wall and you don't have to wallpaper the whole wall either.  I was challenged by the folks at to make something fun and creative using wallpaper for a pattern play project.  And I actually came up with two projects: wallpaper wall art and wallpaper flower bouquet.

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Originally I never planned on coloring the flowers however when the wallpaper arrived all the beautiful black and white hand-drawn details had me looking at this paper like a coloring book.

The options are endless if you choose to add color, you could make it suit any scheme.

While the wallpaper wall art looks great framed above my desk I wanted to get a little more creative.

So I took the flowers and cut them out to make a paper flower bouquet!  I'll show you how down below.

First the wallpaper wall art:

How to make wallpaper wall art:

Step 1: Use permanent markers to color inside the flowers.

Step 2: Cut out wallpaper to desired size (12" x 12") and adhere to 1/4" plywood backing with spray adhesive.

Step 3: Make a frame using 1x2 pine boards glued and stapled at corners.

Step 4: Affix plywood with wallpaper to back of frame with finish nails.  Staple wire hanger on both sides for hanging.

For the paper flower bouquet:

Step 1: Cut out floral portions of the wallpaper.
Step 2: Iron on medium weight fusible interfacing to the back.
Step 3: The interfacing helps stiffen the paper.
Step 4: Cut out around the flowers using small scissors then an exact knife for the tiny in between spaces.
Step 5 (not pictured): Hot glue wire to the back of the flowers to act as positionable stems.

And now for the giveaway:

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the cape on the corner said...

i pretty much love all geometrics. thanks!

Dana Norris said...

I love the framed wallpaper and the flowers made from it.

Ashleigh said...

I love the Cheetah print. andyashleigh - instagram acct.