Jan 25, 2013

DIY: Easy Wall Art Using Wallpaper

One of the first things I noticed while house hunting and looking through the house that my family and I now have the pleasure of calling home, was the more than plenty amount of wall space. The house also has high ceilings, making the walls appear even bigger. It was very overwhelming (still sometimes is). To a wall art arranging expert my walls are heaven! To me...well let's just say I'm constantly moving things from wall to wall and there are plenty of holes on my walls that need to be addressed. I swear I get looks from my wall pieces every time my arms move toward them in attempt to rearrange them. We've lived here almost 4 years and my walls are not even 50% filled; and it's not like I'm trying to achieve a cluttered wall look, where every inch of space is filled.

So as I was recently going through my craft stash (not very big....yet) I found some wallpaper samples I had ordered some time back (yeah, not sure what I was thinking... as soon as I saw the small pieces of wallpaper I freaked out just thinking of myself attempting to paste the actual larger pieces of wallpaper to my walls with a toddler running around). I didn't throw them away because the prints were so very pretty and I figured I could always use them for something else. 

Well, I finally figured what that "something else" would be; what I need the most: wall art! They are the perfect size to fit inside an 11 X 14 frame; I didn't have to cut them at all!

This is the easiest way to create your own wall art! And you don't have to restrict yourself to only using wallpaper, you can use fabric as shown here on housefullofpretty.com.

If you want to do this project, here is what you'll need:
- Any flat material with a pretty pattern (wallpaper, fabric, scrapbook paper, gift wrapping paper...) cut to your frame size (Joanne's and other fabric places sell fabric swatches for under $2)
- Frame/s to place them in (You can use some you may already have laying around, shop for some at antique stores, the dollar store, or Walmart and Target have some inexpensive ones)
- Tape to hold the paper to the frame mat- you don't want the print to slide around once hung on the wall
- And the obvious: nails, a hammer, a person to hold the frame/s up for you so you can see them from a distance and decide how high/low you want them (thank you hubby)

The steps are pretty easy and obvious: 
- Cut the wallpaper or material of you choice if needed
- Place inside the frame and tape to secure it in place
- Put frame back together 
-Slap (hang) it on the wall

Here are some photos of this project:

Here are the 4 wallpaper samples in all their glory (pretty huh?)

I just placed each print inside a frame, making sure that the pattern was even. I then taped the paper to the frame mat so it remains in place. Then I secured the back of the frame.

I hung two on the wall you see as you enter the hallway, next to the T.V- It instantly brightened up that area and it makes me happy to see them everyday.

The other 2 formerly unused wallpaper samples now  love to hang next to our sliding door and above one of my very own reupholstered chairs (You can read about that experience here).

Easy, right? I told you it would be!

Now, my walls have hope!

If you have any cool DIY wall art ideas please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. I love to hear of new things!

This project is linked to the following link parties:


The Crafty Book Worm said...

Also to make them more personal out of a coordinating or contrasting colour paper cut out a large letter ie your initial or a word like home, love, read, eat etc use a little to stick it on to the wall paper and Walla easy leash personalised art

Selene Galindo said...

That idea is really cool! See, I never would have thought of that...that's why I like input. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and comment, very much appreciated!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

These are cute and crafty! Hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Theresa said...

I love the wallpaper & how you used the samples! Off to check out your chair re-do. Thanks for following on G+ Adding you back & great to have you join in the link-up! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

Selene Galindo said...

Thank you Sarah! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! You have an awesome weekend as well!

Selene Galindo said...

Thanks Theresa! It was fun putting them together and such. And thanks for adding me back! Very much appreciated!

Kristina said...

Hi Selene! I did something similar but used several layers of scrap book paper and cut out our last name initial to put up in our Powder Room we recently updated. Had one wall that was just screaming at me cause it was totally bare! I love the simplicity of such art :)

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Kristina! That is an awesome idea! Yes, I love it too..for something to simple, it sure makes a big difference. Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice night!

Kathy Moody said...

This is cute and such a great idea! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share! Have a wonderful weekend.

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Kathy! Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it! I absolutely love you Bouquet of Talent; It's too much fun!
Hugs to you too:)

Kathie said...

Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!



Selene Galindo said...

Oh cool! Thanks for the invitation. I'm going to go there right now!

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