Making the House a Home (an easy wall art project)
We’ve recently been looking for some art to add to a particularly empty wall in our little house.
We had been casually looking for something to fill the space since we moved in a year ago. After not finding anything we were crazy about, we decided to take matters into our own hands and pretend to be crafty. So here is what we did!
We went to Paper Source to find some pretty wrapping paper that I would never actually use to wrap presents because it cost us $21 for three 20″ x 30″ sheets. But can I just say, geez I wanna live in Paper Source…so much gold and glitter and colorful calendars and and those pretty tassels like these that I want to put in a nursery one day.
So as said, we bought three sheets of wrapping paper. Paper Source sells wrapping paper in individual sheets and they’re a much higher quality than a normal wrapping paper. The paper almost feels similar to a dollar bill…like a cotton blend. After a little debate, we choose this, this and this paper.
Then we headed to Hobby Lobby and bought three 18″ x 20″ wooden frames & some foam boards to act as a backer for the frames.
First, we used a boxcutter to cut the foam board to fit the back of the wood frames.
Next we wrapped the foam boards with the wrapping paper (just like you’re wrapping a present).
Then we slipped the wrapped foam boards into the frames. You can glue, nail or tape the foam boards in place. We used little screws in the corners. The foam boards are so light that taping or gluing would work fine too! I just want to be able to change the wrapping paper out if I get tired of it…so glue wasn’t the best choice for us.
We then added picture hanging claws (our frames didn’t come with any) and hung them on the wall.
It was nice to take pictures outside of the kitchen for a change!
Have you done any DIY art projects? We’re still hunting for something for our bedroom walls and I’d love some ideas!