I love making DIY art for my walls. So I am always thinking of ways to spruce up my space with easy, affordable do-it-yourself projects for my walls. I’ve done this fabric in a frame, this bird-inspired framed art, these dollar store decorative letters, this bookshelf gallery wall, this painted living room décor, and these DIY photo canvases.
I have another project for you today. And this one is a beauty! I really do love the way this came out. I made it for my kitchen and it really looks lovely. Let’s get to the tutorial now!
DIY: scrapbook paper wall art
- basic picture frame
- scrapbook paper
- craft paint & paintbrush
- Design a phrase or saying on a page of paper. I went with “Bon Appetit” because this was going in my kitchen. I also used a silhouette image of a coffee cup that I found on Google Images. I picked the font to have mostly straight lines, because I will be tracing the font with paint later. I also made sure the letters were separated enough on the page to ensure it would be easy to paint each letter. Print out your page.
- Take your picture frame apart and set aside the glass. Using tape, adhere your page to the glass so that the phrase can be seen through the glass.
- Using your paintbrush, trace your design with paint directly onto the glass. Let dry. Repeat again.
- Once it is dry, re-assemble your picture frame using a piece of decorative scrapbook paper on the inside of the frame and hang up!
The paint applied to the outside of the glass makes for a really vivid image. Much more interesting than if you just printed out the design directly on the scrapbook paper and inserted it into the frame. By laying out the words and image on your computer ahead of time, you also can create a professional impression on the glass, even with minor imperfections in the paint job. In other words, all the letters are evenly spaced and perfectly level, even if the lines of the letters themselves looks a little handmade (if you look really closely).
I love the way it turned out! I hope you try this project yourself!