Easy Wall Art – Framing Paper

IMG_2895 copy I’ve always loved to make my own wall art. The easiest, least skill-necessary, wall art project I’ve done is framing paper. Pretty paper, some scissors.. and BAM instant wall art (I usually hear a BAM because at some point I drop either the frame or the scissors on my foot!). But injuries aside, it is crazy easy. My most recent project stemmed from a visit to The Paper Source, the most wonderful and evil store. Wonderful because it has tons of really fabulous paper and other crafting supplies, plus the employees are super crafty and always have great ideas. Evil because I want to buy ALL THE PAPER! Luckily this time I escaped with only a few sheets.

One sheet of paper, frames & mats from Ikea and instant wall art! Total project cost = $25.


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  • Fine paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper… be creative!)
  • Frames
  • Mats (white or other solid color shows off paper best)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Painters Tape


  1. Decide what part of the pattern you would like to frame & line up mat. I decided to center the pattern in each frame. IMG_2882 copy
  2. Using a piece of paper slightly larger than the mat opening (I used an art card that used to be in the frame), slide paper under frame. IMG_2883 copy
  3. Remove frame and trace paper with pencil (this way we won’t see the pencil marks) IMG_2885 copy IMG_2886 copy
  4. Cut along pencil marks IMG_2888 copy IMG_2890 copy
  5. Take a pice of painter’s tape and place sticky side up on table. Put cut-out paper over half and smooth. IMG_2891 copy
  6. Center frame over cut-out paper and press onto tape. IMG_2892 copy
  7. Assemble frame. IMG_2894 copy
  8. Hang and Admire!
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    I couldn’t choose a place to hang (they go everywhere!) so the frames will live on the top of the bookshelf for now.

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    Temporary home in our corner office in the living room.

Have you made your own easy wall art? How did you do it and what did you frame?

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