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!…
12” x 12” White Cardstock or Construction Paper
A Variety of Colored Paper
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.
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.
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.
Arrange the shapes on your 12”x12” white cardstock and press down until all edges have adhered.
Pop your art into their frames and it’s time to hang up and enjoy your new masterpiece!
I chose to use warmer tones for my wall art, but needless to say you can customize to complement any interior perfectly!
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!
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