Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Renter's Wall Art

I have been wanting some wall art for a while without doing something permanent. I rent so I need to take it down when I leave. I wanted it to be less than five bucks to make. Well the total cost of this project was less than $2.67! I am so happy with this and even happier with the price.

The first step is to find some wrapping paper or contact paper. I looked everywhere for black contact paper, but when I came across this black wrapping paper at IKEA I knew I could make this work. So I used Sticky Tac ($1.00), wrapping paper ($1.67), and scissors on hand for this project.
It is time consuming for me to cut out a perfectly made flower, so I have a process. To make the flowers cut various size circles. I like to trace around canning lids.
Then fold over and cut out the circles.
To create the petals cut small triangles around the circle.
Keep doing this all around the circle.

How easy was that!
Now you have all these scraps. I use these to make the small branches.

I cut out a large branch and stuck it to the wall.

Sticky tac goes a long way. use lots of small pieces all around the shape.

And place the flowers on the small branch.

See it coming together! I extended the large branch with another piece of wrapping paper cut to size.

Make little starts using scraps and place it onto the main branch.

This is the main branch and you can see the cut. To cover it up use ol' reliable Sharpie.

The corner needed something. A little chair would be perfect, but I didn't have one that was quite right.

So my night stand will do. It didn't fit well next to my bed, but perfect here!

Pretty great look for only $2.67!


  1. That looks awesome! I love this idea, and the fact that it's not permanent. :)

  2. Would you mind if I used one of your pictures from this post on my blog, along with a link back to you? Thanks. :)

  3. How very, very clever! It looks great too!

  4. Thanks for the idea! i also am a renter and am always struggling with non-permanent ways to make my apartment cuter.