DIY wall art inspiration: Make wall art with wallpaper

Are you glad that wallpaper is back in vogue? I love the look of wallpaper, and the instant style it adds to a room. Though really, it’s not so instant – it takes a lot of time to paper a room (read on for my wallpaper horror story). And, wallpaper can be pretty pricey. If you want to add a wallpaper punch to a room, but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money, how about creating Wallpaper Wall Art? This DIY wall art technique uses less than a roll of paper, and a whole lot less time. Hang three of these DIY wall art panels on a wall, and you get the drama of wallpaper – minus the drama.

Traditional Wallpaper Wall Art

Love this look! It takes just a small amount of wallpaper to DIY this wall art. So easy (and cheap)!

The wallpaper wall art creates an instant focal point — and just enough drama.

Both of these looks showcase wallpaper on 1” x 12” x 36” sheets of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. The wall art really packs a punch in either room, don’t you think? And you can see that it works with any style. You’ll find the step-by-step instructions on – just click through the photos or the links.

Contempo Wallpaper Wall Art

Such a cool look! Love the wall art made with wallpaper. So much easier than papering the entire wall.

This wallpaper could make a room spin, but it’s perfect as an accent piece.

I’ll share my wallpaper horror story if you share yours. Years ago, I papered my bedroom, finishing up late at night, and I just loved how it looked. Till I turned out the lights and went to bed. As I lay there in the dark, I began to hear a wooshing sound as the wallpaper began falling off the wall, strip by strip! Oh no! I learned the hard way about prepping your walls first.

How about you? Do you have any wallpaper horror stories?

Happy crafting (and decorating!).


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11 Responses to DIY wall art inspiration: Make wall art with wallpaper

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  2. CraftyB says:

    Oh no, that whooshing sound happened to us, too! We did not hang wallpaper after that.

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  4. Marion Pella says:

    Love love love your ideas! 

  5. Angie Dyer says:

    Love these ideas for wall art! And you can make it yourself for pennies on the dollar!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Angie. That’s how I like to decorate, too — get the look you want for less. Have you tried wallpapering? How’d it go? Sharon

  6. studiorose says:

    I’ve only ever wallpapered once, and it was less than a year before I HATED the design. You really have to commit when you wallpaper! I like these panels a lot; you can be as fickle as you like and it’s easy to change out.

  7. Katiria says:

    Wow, wooshing sounds in the dark are never good but all the hard work gone because you didn’t prep the walls must have been really frustrating!

    • Sharon says:

      Live and learn, eh? Even then, I think I found it kind of funny in a “well, that figures” sort of way. However, I’ve not wallpapered since! Thanks for stopping in, Katiria. Sharon

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