DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art

Whether for budget reasons or plain ol’ indecisiveness, we all have a corner of our home that goes a bit forgotten. For me, Erin, that area is this little corner of our living room. The walls have been empty since we moved in a few years ago because I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to go there.

Last week, finally fed up with this naked corner, I impulsively pulled out some colored construction paper and started playing around with collage art. I love the modern lighthearted look I landed on, and the pieces are surprisingly easy to create.

If you’re in need of some inexpensive art inspiration, then this DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art is your project!…

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

12” x 12” White Cardstock or Construction Paper

A Variety of Colored Paper

Pencil

Artist Tac Dry Adhesive

Scissors

12”x 12” Picture Frames

It’s helpful to do a quick sketch beforehand so you have a rough idea of the shapes, sizes, and how you’re going to lay them out.

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once you have a design in mind, cut out a variety of shapes from different colors of construction paper. Experiment with circles, squares, crescents, triangles, and polygons, and stagger the sizes of shapes.

For circles I traced a circular-bottomed vase, and the rest of the shapes I drew and cut freehand. The irregular imperfect shapes add a bit of whimsy.

 

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once your shapes are cut out, peel back the film on the dry adhesive and lay the shapes on the sticky adhesive sheet. Press the shapes onto the sheet and then peel them off. The adhesive will stick to the back of the shape creating a sticker.

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Arrange the shapes on your 12”x12” white cardstock and press down until all edges have adhered.

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Pop your art into their frames and it’s time to hang up and enjoy your new masterpiece!

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

I chose to use warmer tones for my wall art, but needless to say you can customize to complement any interior perfectly!

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

I’m so happy to trade that forlorn blank space for some fun custom wall art! The other beauty of making your own DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art? You can go crazy and make all different styles and colors for all your blank wall needs! Total win!

Need some more paper wall art inspiration? We’ve got you with this eye-catching DIY Paper Wall Art

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art

Whether for budget reasons or plain ol’ indecisiveness, we all have a corner of our home that goes a bit forgotten. For me, Erin, that area is this little corner of our living room. The walls have been empty since we moved in a few years ago because I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to go there.

Last week, finally fed up with this naked corner, I impulsively pulled out some colored construction paper and started playing around with collage art. I love the modern lighthearted look I landed on, and the pieces are surprisingly easy to create.

If you’re in need of some inexpensive art inspiration, then this DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art is your project!…

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

12” x 12” White Cardstock or Construction Paper

A Variety of Colored Paper

Pencil

Artist Tac Dry Adhesive

Scissors

12”x 12” Picture Frames

It’s helpful to do a quick sketch beforehand so you have a rough idea of the shapes, sizes, and how you’re going to lay them out.

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once you have a design in mind, cut out a variety of shapes from different colors of construction paper. Experiment with circles, squares, crescents, triangles, and polygons, and stagger the sizes of shapes.

For circles I traced a circular-bottomed vase, and the rest of the shapes I drew and cut freehand. The irregular imperfect shapes add a bit of whimsy.

 

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once your shapes are cut out, peel back the film on the dry adhesive and lay the shapes on the sticky adhesive sheet. Press the shapes onto the sheet and then peel them off. The adhesive will stick to the back of the shape creating a sticker.

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Arrange the shapes on your 12”x12” white cardstock and press down until all edges have adhered.

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Pop your art into their frames and it’s time to hang up and enjoy your new masterpiece!

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

I chose to use warmer tones for my wall art, but needless to say you can customize to complement any interior perfectly!

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

I’m so happy to trade that forlorn blank space for some fun custom wall art! The other beauty of making your own DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art? You can go crazy and make all different styles and colors for all your blank wall needs! Total win!

Need some more paper wall art inspiration? We’ve got you with this eye-catching DIY Paper Wall Art

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

Comments

  • Sandi

    07.24.17

    I love this idea. Thank you for the tutorial.

    • So happy to hear, Sandi! Erin did an amazing job! xo

    • Thank you, Paige! Yesss! You totally should! :)

  • Jordan C.K

    07.25.17

    Wonderful tutorial! Hardly waiting to get my masterpiece done!

    • That’s so great to hear, Jordan! Would love to see how your masterpiece turns out! xo

  • Cat

    07.27.17

    I had no idea artist tac was a thing! The pieces look great in that spot! Does anyone know where the gold planter is from? Been looking for the shape for awhile haha.

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