Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"W" is for Wallpaper Wall Art & Giveaway

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.

wallpaper paper bouquet

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wallpaper focus wall

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.

diy wallpaper wall art

wallpaper framed wall art

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

coloring wallpaper for wall art

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

wallpaper paper flower bouquet

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:

coloring wallpaper

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.

simple pine frame

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

easy pine frame

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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  1. i pretty much love all geometrics. thanks!

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

  3. I love the Cheetah print. andyashleigh - instagram acct.