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Monday, 24 August 2015

#MakeItMonday: Make an easy wall decoration for any room

Having recently moved home i turned to the one place i knew i could trust for ideas on sprucing it up as cheap as possible. I came across this idea and with it being the summer holidays, it seemed the perfect excuse to get the kids sitting down and getting crafty.

As the link from pinterest took me to a dead page, i have no idea who to credit for this idea. 

I had some sugar paper to hand but we decided to make these using one of the cardboard boxes we had from moving and some wallpaper samples so that they lasted alot longer. For the top, we used an old blind slat which we were going to throw away anyways and used some leftover fishing wire that the Mr had in his tackle box. 

Items needed: 

  • Cardboard/cereal box
  • Fabric or wallpaper
  • String or fishing wire 
  • Glue 
  • Wood or something similar for the top. 
  • Watered down PVA glue (optional) 
  • Hot glue gun (optional) 

How to make: 

Step 1: Cut your shapes out of both the cardboard and the fabric/wallpaper. I used 2 stuck together so i could hide the wire and make them abit thicker. 

Step 2: Glue the fabric or the wallpaper onto the shapes. Only one side needs to be covered if sticking 2 together. 
*Tip* I used a prit stick to put the wallpaper samples onto the cardboard but if using fabric a hot glue gun may work better. For a clean, smooth edge, try wrapping it round and dabbing abit of glue at the back to hold it all in place. 

Step 3: Place the fishing wire onto the uncovered side of the shapes so that they all line up. Secure the fishing wire in place using glue (i used a hot glue gun for this part) 

Step 4: Add some glue to the uncovered side of another shape and stick it to the shape with the fishing wire. 

Step 5: Add each strip of shapes to the wood or whatever item you are using for the top bar and hang on the wall. 

The great thing about this is you can make practically any shape you want and cover it in any colour you want. With the girls now sharing a room, they were both able to personalise their bit of the room and it cost very little to jazz up the one wall. I am also tempted to add some fairy lights to it at some point just to make the room a little more girly. 




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