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DIY GEOMETRIC PAPER WALL HANGING

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Look!  I did another craft!

Well…this one has actually been in the making for awhile, but I just couldn’t seem to get the last steps finished until this week.

I’m not entirely sure what to call it…like a mobile?  But that hangs on the wall?  Whatever it ‘is’, I’m liking the finished product, more than I thought I would!

before

So, many long years ago (um…3), we painted our ugly old spare room.  I blogged about it here, if you want to see some before & after shots.

And there it sat.  Undecorated…which makes it feel so unfinished.

I have decided to decorate it on the most minimal budget possible.

Cost of this project:

-heavy craft paper $5

-dowel $2

Total: $7
*you will also need: scissors, glue, thread and twine (I already had these items)

 

DIY Geometric Paper Wall Hanging | Sweet Peas & Saffron1) Download a template for these ‘cubes’…I think they’re technically called ‘polyhedrons’.  I downloaded mine from The Red Thread…check out her cubes, they’re beautiful!

I cut out the template and traced it onto my craft paper.  Then I drew in the lines (they weren’t perfect but try to be fairly precise).  Cut out your craft paper.

2) Fold along the lines.

3) Glue along the little flaps.  Take your time with this part.  Netflix & a glass of wine help.

4) Repeat!

DIY Geometric Paper Wall Hanging | Sweet Peas & Saffron

2) Thread a needle and run through the top of the cube.

3) Knot.

4) Tie the other end to the dowel.  I did this with the dowel hanging on the wall.  Take your time with this part to make sure you get your cubes evenly spaced and symmetrical.

dowel

* To hang the dowel, Ben drilled a hole on either end of it, and I ran twine through, tying it off.

DIY Geometric Paper Wall Hanging | Sweet Peas & Saffron

DIY Geometric Paper Wall Hanging | Sweet Peas & Saffron

I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.  I like the shadows that are cast by the cubes, and I like the lines that the threads make (they don’t come through very well on camera but are more obvious in person).

Best of all, the project cost us $7 and fills up one big old empty wall!

Only 2 more walls to fill in that room!

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{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Ann Martin April 12, 2014, 12:59 am

    I love its symmetry and the colors you chose – so nice!

  • Jeanine April 18, 2014, 1:42 am

    Lol! Love your opening line! :D Found your blog through Craft Gawker and following along for sure! Look forward to seeing more of your projects. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    • Denise April 18, 2014, 2:10 am

      Thanks, Jeanine! I am such a craft-rookie…really learning as I go, so thanks so much for your comment :)

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