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DIY Wall Décor: Super Easy, Super Cheap, & Super Cool!

Updated on April 26, 2012
Customize it with scrapbook pages that match your décor!
Customize it with scrapbook pages that match your décor!

How to make super easy, super cheap, and super cool wall décor out of foam and scrapbook paper!

It all started with a problem that a lot of us have....big wall, nothing on it. Well, here's a solution! Create a beautiful customized wall hanging with little money!

What you will need:

9-- 1'x1', 3/4" foam squares

1 roll of 3/4" black ribbon

9--1'x1' scrapbook paper squares

A bottle of Mod Podge or other thin craft glue

a sponge brush

9--3M hanger strips

Instructions:

Go to your local hardware store and get a piece of foam insulation (mine was a light purple in color). The sheet I got was 4'x8' and I had them cut it (Home Depot did it for free)...saves LOTS of hassle. I got 30 1'x1' squares out of the deal for until $10. (Obviously, I only used 9 for this project so I have some to do other ones...)

On one side of the square piece of foam, brush a thin layer of glue using the sponge brush. Then place a piece of scrapbook paper over the top of the glue and press down, securing the paper to the foam. Repeat for all squares.

Then take a square and brush the glue on all edges and place the ribbon onto the glue so none of the foam edges are showing. Repeat for all squares.

Place a 3M picture hanger on each square. (I only used one in the upper middle as the foam is very light).

Place on wall where you want!

And, taa-daa, a beautiful wall décor that takes up that giant empty space! Best thing about it? It's completely customizable so you can pick whatever paper designs match your décor and you can even change them according to the seasons or holidays! Also, with them being so light, no need to hassle with nails, etc! You could also use larger, smaller, more, or less squares depending on your space.

Guaranteed no one will know they are foam and guaranteed everyone will love it!

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      kandy 2 years ago

      My Home Depot wouldn't cut them and I "tried" everything from a box cutter to a hot knife to dipping my box cutter in wax...what a mess! I finally gave in and bought styrofoam 1' squares at Joann's. I used Mod Podge on the scrapbook paper...and the paper wrinkled. Then I used the Mod Podge just on the corners of the paper... eh... worked on some darker patterened paper but other colors you could see the wrinkles on the corners. I think covering with material may be the way to go.

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      joanna 2 years ago

      How do u get it for it to not wrinkle n some of the purple shows because u can't lay the paper exactly like the foam.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I really like this. I did a hub on stenciling fabric I'd attached to foam panels, but this is even easier! I will have to make some of these for my new place when I move in a couple of months.

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      FiveLittles 5 years ago

      Exactly!! Such cute patterns and no book to put them in!...so how 'bout the wall?! :) A craft room would be a very cute place to hang some! Good Luck on your project!

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      TheRightWord 5 years ago from Sunny California

      Finally something to do with all those pieces of scrapbook paper I love but haven't used :) I will be adding some of these to my craft room soon. I adore how creative we can get when the need arises!