Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DIY Wild Herringbone Print


Today I’m joining Katie from Bower Power, Sherry from Young House Love, Erin from The Great Indoors, and Cassie from Hi Sugarplum for the Pinterest Challenge – Winter Edition.
Out of the hundred+ DIY projects I’ve pinned, I picked this one as my challenge project:

Nothing like a Pinterest Challenge to get a girl motivated to cut, layout, and glue a thousand paper chunks! OK, a thousand is a bit of an exaggeration…but it felt like that many! Oh, but it was worth it!

I love the original print, but I wanted mine to be more teal, less pink. I think it turned out pretty amazing!
OK, let’s talk specifics - I started by cutting my paper into ½ inch strips. I used 6 sheets of 12” x 12” coordinating paper from a DCWV Gone Wild Scrapbook Paper Stack (I searched through Michael’s loose scrapbooking paper, but didn’t really find any that fit my color scheme, so I had to buy a whole pad).

Next I cut the strips into 3 inch pieces. I ended up with a huge pile of ½ inch x 3 inch pieces - then I mixed all of the pieces up, so my print would be random.

Now the tricky part –
I used the original print to help figure out the layout.

I definitely over thought the layout and made it way harder than it needed to be. I had to lay everything out a couple times before I finally got it right. But I eventually did and that’s all that matters!

I used a glue stick to apply all of the pieces. It’s not the most permanent solution, but it’s the easiest/cleanest way.

Lots of paper and glue later, the poster board was covered! Oh, and I forgot to mention that I cut my poster board to fit my frame before I started laying out the pattern.
I used an ugly gold frame that I bought last Goodwill half-priced Saturday to frame my picture. I trashed the puzzle that was previously framed, spray painted the frame white, and then popped in my new artwork. 
Before

After
Cost
DCWV Gone Wild Paper Pad – Michael’s $19.99 $11.99
Poster board – Michael’s $0.59
Glue sticks – On hand
Frame – Goodwill $4.99 $2.49
Spray Paint – On hand
Total $15.07


Also partying at:
Photobucket NightOwlCraftingBeyond The Picket FenceHookingupwithHoH Saved by SuzyTickled Pink at 504 MainTip Junkie handmade projectslil luna link party button

50 comments:

  1. Popping over from YHL- love the herringbone art!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh wow! That's absolutely gorgeous!

    * visiting from YHL

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks so great. I love that you used paper instead of paint.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cool take on this project with the cut-out textural paper. Love it! New follower, come check out how this same Pinterest photo inspired me to do a Chevron Vase! :) http://www.bigplanslittlevictories.blogspot.com/2012/02/pin-spired-chevron-art-diy.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. That looks great! I might have to try it sometime!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That looks great! I love the colors your chose!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think everyone and their mom pinned this painting but I absolutely love what you have done! Maybe one day, I will copy you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh am dying over this!! It looks totally amazing! Excellent job!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That turned out so well! What a lot of patience you have, and I love the colours you chose. Also love that you used a repurposed frame. Lovely job!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love Goodwill half-priced Saturdays! I'm such a sucker for Goodwill these days. So...what happened to the puzzle?! haha
    This is very cool. A great way to add pattern to a bland wall.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is fabulous! I do love glue sticks so this is right up my alley!!

    Following (RSS) - I'm on Wordpress now and no more GFC for me!
    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really like your herringbone art! I used the same inspiration picture for my Pinterest Challenge Project: http://www.diynewbies.com/pinterest-challenge-winter-edition/
    It is interesting to see how many different approaches can be taken to mimic a trend.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've been wanting to make something like this since I saw it on Pintereest! Thanks for the added inspiration! love the blues

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks horribly time consuming but totally worth it! Love the colors you chose!

    ReplyDelete
  15. That looks amazing! I pinned the same inspiration piece, but I hadn't figured out how to make my own version yet. Now I'm pinning yours!

    ReplyDelete
  16. It looks awesome! I've been eying that same art piece on pinterest! I might have to try it now ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. This looks really great. I love the colors you chose too :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful work!

    Love to invite you to share this on Thingamajig Thursday going on now... http://radcrafter.com/2012/03/thingamajig-thursday-17/


    Alida

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is stunning! You have a lot of patience!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have loved that Cozamia print that was your inspiration. Your's turned out amazing!!! It might just be a feature at next week's party.

    ReplyDelete
  21. LOVE. THIS. What would be a more permanent solution? Perhaps a coat of something like spray varnish (is that a thing)?

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love this! I actually used the same print as my inspiration for the Pinterest challenge. Check it out here.

    ReplyDelete
  23. So sharp. And just love the color combo!

    :)

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is such a creative idea.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the herringbone, it's so pretty! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too!

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a wonderful project! I'm your newest follower via the link party at 504 Main. Megan

    ReplyDelete
  27. This looks awesome! I'm visiting from 504 Main and I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to follow me back!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous! This was my Pinterest challenge piece too, but I painted a small canvas! I like yours WAAYYYY better! Great work!

    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sam---- I LOVE this. I love the pattern and I love that you made it out of paper! SO cool!!!! :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
    ps thank you SO much for linking up! I am honored!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love this! Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love it! I really thought it was made of tile when I first saw the picture. :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Sooo.... BBFF... my birthday is next month anddddd I love this.... and so....

    lol! Just kidding! BUt you may (once again) be seeing a copy of this in my house! Good work on this one! Super popular! Fabulous! Love! Go my favorite blog friend go! yay!

    PS.

    I've decided since you have a puppy, actually two puppies.

    I still need one too.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I absolutely love this. I love this artwork and the fact that you made it on a budget!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh looks like I've missed a few posts - I LOVE THIS! So effective, it looks brilliant.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love Cozamia artwork. You did a great job picking colors - love blue and green together.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I've been trying to figure out a way to recreate that print and this is seriously about 100 times easier than any solution I've come up with! Thank you for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love love love love love!
    Did I mention love? I am so stealing this.
    I totally featured this today!

    ReplyDelete
  38. How the crap did I miss this? I'm totally stealing this idea!!!!! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have had the same painting pinned to my art board for months and kept meaning to give it a go. It's fantastic to see you've done with such great success - it looks amazing! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

    ReplyDelete
  40. That is so pretty! Those colors are perfect. I may have to copy it exactly!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Holy cow, I love this!!! The colors are awesome; I could just take this and hang it right in my living room. LOVE!! I really like the different textures of the paper you used. And you've given that frame a MUCH better life than it had as a brass, ugly-puzzle holder!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I LOVE this...I love the colors and how it turned out. I've been thinking about doing something like this for my office makeover..thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love it. I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow Fri May 18th. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  44. This is awesome! I plan to make one myself; what size poster board/frame did you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The frame is about 20" x 26". I just used a regular size poster board, but I didn't end up needing all of it.

      Delete

I read and appreciate every comment. Please consider following my blog too (if you don't already).

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...