Learn how to make your own unique woven paper wall art. This diy artwork is such an easy way to update a room and costs practically nothing to make. All you need are some strips of paper and a little patience.
Now that Summer is officially on it's way it feels like the perfect time to freshen up our walls with some pretty new art work. I love making new art to hang on the walls but if you have a lot of blank spaces to fill it can get a bit pricey.
Today I thought I'd show you how I made this simple woven paper wall art that's currently propped up on my fireplace. Paper weaving is a cheap and easy way to make statement art for your wall. As it only requires minimal supplies that you probably already have you don't even have to worry about rushing out to your nearest craft shop. It's as simple as measuring and cutting strips of paper. In fact, I've made it even easier by creating a downloadable template so all you need to do is print and cut. No measuring needed.
- Paper (coloured card/paper, scrapbook paper, pages out of a magazine, gift wrap or anything else that takes your fancy)
- Free Downloadable PDF Template
- A Photo Frame
1. Download and print out the template. If you're using patterned paper print it out into the back of your image.
Note: The template with the vertical strips has a border at the top (see below). Do not cut past these lines. This is what will hold your weaving together.
2. Cut your paper strips out using the template. Make sure to leave a border at the top on the piece with the vertical strips. When it's finished it should look like a big piece of fringed paper (see below).
3. Start weaving your paper strips.
Weaving paper can be as simple as going over one, under one, over one, under one and then alternating under one, over one for the next row. I decided to make mine a bit more complicated. You can find the pattern I used below. If you want more elaborate patterns you can find a whole bunch of them here.
4. When your weaving is complete carefully flip it over.
I found the best way to do this was to place a piece of paper on top to help hold all the strips in place as I flipped it.
5. Secure all the edges with tape.
6. Place your woven paper art in the frame and hang.
I'm so happy to have some fun custom art work to hang on the wall. Even happier that it took just a few pieces of paper to make. It's good to know that filling up those blank spaces doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.
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