11.22.2011

Wallpaper Sample Wall Art~

It's Thanksgiving week...so I'm giving you, my readers, a couple of  fun reasons to be thankful: Two giveaways in Two days.  Today's giveaway (offered by Elmer's)  is at the end of this post...and tomorrow I have a sponsor giveaway to share. Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm constantly on the look out for ways to beautify the home without breaking the bank.  And that is definitely true when it comes to wall art.  The key is, however, to make it look like you spent some money.  Caviar decorating on a tuna fish budget, I like to call it.

So when it comes to wall art, creativity is key.  And that's where wallpaper comes in...wallpaper samples to be precise.  Here's what I did with some free Anthropologie wallpaper samples, a frame that I already had, and some crafting products provided to me by Elmer's Glue.



First I found a combination of papers that was pleasing to my eye.  (I was going for a simple, uncluttered look, so I chose to use just four samples, but you could get creative and use many more- in all different sizes.)

Then I used my X-ACTO knife to cut the backing paper to size. After finding an arrangement that I liked, I used the Elmer's Tacky Glue to adhere them to a foam board backing, and popped it into the frame.  Seriously easy.


The thing I like about this project (besides its simplicity) is that the end result doesn't look like it was crafted.  It looks like it was purchased. It is interesting to look at, and it's one of a kind - so I won't see the same art in my neighbor's house.


Elmer's has created a fun 101 Uses for Inspired Users Guide that has tons of great - and very creative- ideas for things you can create with their products.  There's even a great advent calendar idea that I think I'm going to try for the holidays.  And today, Elmer's is giving away a craft pack to each of two lucky readers of The Shabby Nest.  These would be a great jumping off point to create some amazing holiday gifts or decor.

The packs include:
·         Foam Board
·         Foam Tri-Fold Display Board
·         Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board
·         CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
·         X-ACTO Gripster Knife
·         CraftBond Tacky Glue

If you'd like a chance to win one of these craft packs, just leave a comment on this post. Easy-Peasy.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

For more crafting fun, you can learn more about what Elmer's has to offer at Elmers.com, and you can also find Elmer's on Twitter and Facebook

Disclosure: Elmer's provided me with the supplies I used to create this art.  The  opinions expressed were entirely my own. 

17 comments:

adventuresindinner said...

This is really great, especially for folks who have just moved into a new house or are in transition and don't want to 'invest' in expensive pieces that won't work in their next space.

MomtoKate said...

I really like this idea. I am going to have to score me some free wallpaper. Thanks for the giveway.

Full Plate Designer said...

Very cute! I'd love these crafty, craft supplies!

Jennie said...

I used to be a wallpaper sales rep and still have a ton of old books. I love crafts!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Very cleaver, and cute too. Great piece of art.

Claire said...

Loving the idea. And would love to be included in your giveaway!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I've been thinking of doing something similar in my kids' bathroom-- love the way it turned out! Thanks for sharing, Wendy. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow what a great giveaway! I keep seeing fun wallpaper art & yours is great too! Thanks for hosting this!

janet said...

Clever..It does look like a piece of artwork...Very nice..

Megan Berkey said...

This is fantastic =)

megan.berkey@uscm.org

Miss Kitty said...

Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing how to make that stylish artwork. I would love to be entered in the Elmer's giveaway...I have been using Elmer's glue for over 50 years.

Janet said...

What a great craft project and easy for even kids to attempt!

Rachel said...

The finished product looks great, so simple & clever!

Mary Anne Bruno said...

Great idea!! I just discovered your blog through pinterest and you truly do have budget friendly ideas.

Eyreka said...

This would be great to use to make my Christmas presents!

Jenny said...

I love this idea, I might do it for my son's room. Just need to find some paper!

Bethany said...

Wow.. the end result looks great! I love seeing your crafty posts, since I am at a loss for ideas of my own! Thank you ;)