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.
DCWV Gone Wild Paper Pad – Michael’s
Poster board – Michael’s $0.59
Glue sticks – On hand
Frame – Goodwill
Spray Paint – On hand
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