Tutorial: Wrapping Paper Wall Art

Welcome to part 2 of Spring Decorating on a Budget!

Decorating definitely does not have to be expensive.  We've been in our home for less than a year, so I still have a lot of decorating to do! Instead of spending a huge amount of money, I came up with some ideas to add to my decor without spending a ton!

I have an older picture that is not used anymore, and it's been sitting in the closet.  I kept trying to think of what to do with it to re-use it. 

I thought about painting over it with a cute patterned stencil, but I just couldn't decide!

I've seen some various projects that use wrapping paper for other things than wrapping presents, so I thought about using that on the picture.  I've seen some pretty patterns of wrapping paper, so I headed out to see what I could find! Michael's had a pretty black and white damask roll for $3.99.  Normally I would never buy such a small roll of wrapping paper for $4, but since it's not for wrapping Christmas presents, I can be more sparing with it!

 My materials:
Old picture no longer being used
Roll of wrapping paper
Krylon Easy-Tack Repositional Adhesive (spray adhesive)
Wooden letter "G"
Command Damage-Free Hanging strips
Apple Barrel acrylic paint (color: Cloudless--my color this Spring!)

Here's my picture and my wrapping paper:
This wall picture may look familiar, it was a Kirkland's find! But I am no longer using red in my decor, so it's been sitting for awhile.

Time for a make-over! 

First I laid the wrapping paper on top of the picture, and centered it so I would have a distinct center damask line.  I pushed the wrapping paper down slightly on the edges of the picture, so that it would form a crease in the paper where I needed to cut it.  Following the creases, I cut out my piece of wrapping paper.

Then I took my materials outside to use the spray adhesive.  I covered the picture well with the spray, making sure to spray the edges and corners a little extra.

I borrowed the hubby for the next step, we each held two corners of the wrapping paper (since it tends to try to roll up) and placed it carefully down onto the picture, lining up the edges. The adhesive gives slightly before it dries, so you can slide the paper just a little if it's slightly out of place.

While pushing down on the paper, I slid my hand across it to remove any creases.

Color time!
The frame of the picture extends out past the actual picture part, so I decided to give that some color.

Since Apple Barrel's Cloudless Blue seems to be my color this Spring, I used that!
And when this happened:
I cleaned up the edges with a baby wipe.

While that was drying, I worked on painting my wooden letter "G".  Once all the paint dried, I used the spray adhesive on the back of the G, and added it to the corner of my picture.

Then I used the command strips to hang it on the wall!

Very in-expensive, since I already had the picture!

A pretty pattern with a pop of color, perfect for the living room wall.

Hope you're having a great week so far!

Stay tuned for more latest finds!

If you missed the first post from the Spring Decorating on a Budget series, you can view it HERE!

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  1. I love the damask print. So beautiful! I would love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  2. I love this! So unique and versatile ;)
    Thank you for linking this on successful Saturdays!

  3. This is so cute! What a creative way to use wrapping paper. I would love for you to share this at my link party

  4. This looks so nice :) I wrap my pictures on the wall at Christmas time to look like present but I never thought about using wrapping paper for other times of the year. Cool project!

  5. I LOVE the idea of using wrapping paper in decor! The damask wrapping paper is so pretty with the aqua! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  6. That is adorable! Love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com (open now!).

  7. Awesome wrapping paper art!! LOVE it! I would love for you to share this at my party going on now at Jillify It!


  8. This is so cute!! I would love for you to come link up at my link party - Well Crafted Wednesdays! Here is the link:


  9. Beautiful and great idea! Found you by way of The Well Crafted Home.


  10. Thanks for linking up at The Winthrop Chronicles!

  11. don't you just love it when you make something new without spending nothing? we are featuring this today! thanks for linking up.

    have a lovely weekend!



  12. Thank you for sharing your wrapping paper art! Just wanted to let you know that I have featured you on Jillify It today!



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