How to Make Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper

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   No money or time and believe you're not creative? Think again! This DIY Wall Art is so cheap and easy anyone can do it!

Recently a reader told me the one thing keeping her from creating a little bit of pretty in her home was lack of inspiration.  She said she simply couldn’t seem to conjure up something to make a difference in any of the living areas in her home.

Oh, sweet friend, I understand!

We just gutted our kitchen and it’s all ugly! Walls disappeared and dust has covered every.single.inch of our house for days. 

But I have a solution and I’m going back to my scrapbooking roots to show you what it is!

This DIY easy wall art project is so simple I’m almost ashamed to share it with you.

Almost. Not quite.

If you’ve been following me for a long time you might remember our small bathroom remodel.

Even before the kitchen there was this other ugly space. Oh how it still pains me to see this before!

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As we were remodeling this tiny space we tried to save and repurpose as much as we could.

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We saved the mirror from the medicine cabinet and repurposed it into a chalk board for the kitchen.

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For today’s project we saved the door fronts from our base vanity cabinet that was rotting.

Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper

The cabinet was worthless but we saved the two drawer fronts and took the knobs off. I had no idea what we would do with them, but they went into my hubby’s “stash,” just waiting for some inspiration.

Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper 

There’s that word. Inspiration.

When I can’t figure out what colors I like or what might go together I turn to my favorite scrapbook papers!

I’ve been joyously putting words with photos since around 1996 and I have a LOT of paper. No, seriously. A LOT. (You can see how much I have and the way I organize it here.)

I truly love just flipping through the papers and finding my favorite patterns and colors. They speak to my emotions. 

I know. It’s silly but it makes me happy. 

Even if you don’t want to buy a store full of paper like me you can go to your local craft store or order online. (I’ve included some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)

 

Supplies Needed for Easy Wall Art:

Wooden surface (if you don’t want to repurpose something like I did you can find a simple wood plaque here)

Scrapbook paper (I used a heavier cardstock weight like this one)

Adhesive (I like Scotch Quick Drying)

Paper cutter (this one is inexpensive and a good brand)

 

The color scheme for the bathroom came from a scrapbook pad I bought. I just loved the color combination.

Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper

I measured and cut the paper to fit the inside the size of my drawer front.

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I attached the paper with Quick Dry Adhesive which sticks amazingly well.

Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper

Doesn’t it look great? I told you it was easy!

Easy wall art from repurposed drawer fronts and scrapbook paper.

No money or time and believe you're not creative? Think again! This DIY Wall Art is so cheap and easy anyone can do it!

I’m discovering that it’s the little touches I enjoy the most, like my Dollar Store blue baskets with chalkboard tags, another repurposing project.

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I also love the $2 yard sale CD rack turned on its side to hold our towels. (See my top 10 yard sale tips here.)

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I can just add another layer of paper if I change the colors in the bathroom or I get bored! 

 

If this post inspired you would you share it so others can learn cheap and easy tricks to create a home they’ll love, too?

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No money or time and believe you're not creative? Think again! This DIY Wall Art is so cheap and easy anyone can do it!
   Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful yet simple project! I can’t wait to do something similar now. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the colors you used and the paper is perfect. I have got to find that paper stack. Hope Michaels has it. Where did you buy it, do you know? What a gorgeous simple art project, and such a great use for those door fronts. Yeah for reuse so beautifully. Sure glad you shared this project, inspiring.
    Sometimes I buy paper, keep it cause it’s so pretty I can’t decide to use it for anything, then hoard it. I just like to look at it. Never scrapbooked in my life but I do make lots of projects for holidays, etc .with the papers, especially the 2 sided heavier stock. Happy weekend

    • I mY have gotten the paper stack at JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby but I’d definitely try Michael’s, too. It’s the first time I’ve really been inspired by a paper and designed a room around it. I highly recommend it! I do still love scrapbooking but with blogging becoming so time consuming I don’t scrapbook except for girls’ weekends away. Have you ever heard of Project Life?

  3. Hi, Renee. I collect scrapbook paper just to look at it! Not really, but I do have a ton and I do love looking at it. It inspires me!

  4. I am very impressed with the great transformation of this bath. The artwork is clever, but the organized baskets are wonderful.

  5. Sometimes it the simplest projects that make the biggest impact…very clever! This would be perfect for our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge. This weeks theme is thrifty upcycles! The party’s just getting started, hope to see you there:) http://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/get-your-diy-on-week-3/

  6. Love it!! Now I want to get to the craft store to pick up some paper! We’re working on a nursery for my little one on the way and doing it nautical themed. I’ll bet I could find something like this! I don’t have drawer fronts…but I’m sure I can figure something out! 🙂

    • Nautical sounds amazing. You probably can find some paper buying it by the sheet, but I love the stacks (bought with coupons, of course) because they provide so many choices. Have a great day!

  7. Hi! I’m visiting from the Better Mom Monday link party. I love the re-purposed chalkboard! That’s a great idea, and I never knew you could make one from a mirror!

  8. What a cute little bathroom! I love the storage and your vanity/sink! Not to mention the beadboard it awesome too!!!

    Jessica
    http://www.thejunknest.blogspot.com

  9. Beautiful job. I love those teal bins! Don’t forget to link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-30.html

  10. This is great! I love how they turned out, all of the organizational items, the art, all of it! The color scheme is beautiful. Tips & Tricks has a theme of paper this week, and I’d love for you to share this project… it’s a wonderful example of how to use paper in decor. ((BTW – don’t know if you knew this or not, but Prairie Girl to Southern Belle and Like Gramma’s House are both cohosting now. So, every link shows up on three blogs, and we share every link on Facebook & Pinterest, so it’s great exposure)).. This post is just wonderful! Great job!

  11. What an amazingly simple, yet genius idea! And they add just pizazz to the space, love it!

  12. Love it! Pinned it!

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