Scrapbook paper 3D wall art

There are a lot of ideas out there on how to use scrapbook paper in the decor of a room.  I love that you can get some beautiful 12" x 12" pieces of artwork
{because let's be serious...some of those pages are closer
to art than craft supplies}
for less than a dollar!  And you can buy the pre-made collections of paper and have them already perfectly coordinated for your color scheme and style.  Love it!

I found a lot of projects online with multiple pieces hung in a collection...but I wanted one final piece hung in a frame.  I found some good inspiration at some local stores {Hobby Lobby} and online...and here is what I made:

If you want to get the same look here are the steps I took
{sorry there aren't more pictures}:

Supplies you'll need:
-poster board (optional)
-foam core board
-paint (optional)
-scrapbook paper
-hot glue gun and glue stick

First, you'll need to decide how many panels you want and what size they will be.  My frame was 16" x 20", so I choose 6 panels that are 6" x 7".   Cut your paper and foam board to the same size and to the number of panels needed. 

Based on the color scheme of your papers, you might want to paint the edges of the foam board.  I wanted them to look like shadows, so I painted all the edges of my foam panels black.

Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to attach the paper to the panels. 

I used black poster board as my background, so I cut it to 16" x 20" and put it in the frame.  You could also paint the cardboard that comes with the frame to get the right background color.

Now all you have to do is hot glue the panels onto the background and hang it up.  Super easy right?

With all the scrapbook papers out there the possibilities are endless!  Let those creative juices flow find the time to make some art!
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40 Response to Scrapbook paper 3D wall art

August 25, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Pretty! I love scrapbook paper. I puffy-heart love this! :)

August 25, 2010 at 9:48 AM

VERY nice! I hopped over from Cheri's linkee partay:)
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August 25, 2010 at 10:20 AM

I love how this turned out! I never would have thought about using scrapbook paper like this. Back when I used to do a lot of scrapbooking, there were times I hated to use some of my favorite papers because they were too pretty to cut up & use. This solves that problem!

A quick thought - I don't know if you had any issues with the hot glue making the paper not sit nice on the foam or not, but you could always use ModPodge to stick the paper down, and then put another coat on top to help seal it.

August 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM

i adore this. it looks like you shelled out a hundred dollers ( or more!) for beautiful art. i am going to need to try this for my hope.

oh, and i love the black and white design!

August 25, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Fantastic! I love this idea. Yep, gonna use it. Great job :)
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August 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Very cool! What a great piece of home decor! Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse Creative Share and a new follower! =)

August 25, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Hi there,

New follower from Welcome Wednesday. Would love it if you came by for a visit sometime as well.

Thanks alot,
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August 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM

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August 25, 2010 at 11:16 PM

I ♥ this I think I may do that for our bedroom!

August 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM

I love how this came out! The black and white paper you chose combines wonderfully. Good pics and instructions, gonna have to try this one out and soon.

August 26, 2010 at 3:30 PM

I just picked up a frame that would go perfect for this. I love the colors you chose. It turned out great.

Visiting from Craftastical.


August 26, 2010 at 4:57 PM

This came out great...I love your paper choices!

August 26, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Love the art! Great way to use scrapping paper. Found you at Welcome Wednesday :)

August 26, 2010 at 7:45 PM

So beautifully graphic in B&W ! I'd try this if only I could bear to part with my paper stash.
Are they all Anna Griffin papers ?

August 27, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Love this idea! I'm a scrapbooker, so I have plenty of paper around. I should try something like this.

August 27, 2010 at 9:28 AM

wow that is beautiful! I'm so inspired now to make something like this. Thanks! Stopping by from Friend Friday!

August 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM

This looks so pretty!


August 27, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I love this idea! I do a lot of projects along these lines as well, I will have to try this one out! I found you on Remodelaholic Friday follow and so glad I did!

August 27, 2010 at 1:35 PM

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August 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I love the way it turned out! Great job =) Dropping by from Tickled Pink!

August 27, 2010 at 8:40 PM

This is great...adds so much to the room.

August 28, 2010 at 12:52 PM

That looks great! I've been trying to think of a fun piece of artwork for one of my rooms...this could be it! Thanks for sharing your craftiness.

August 28, 2010 at 12:55 PM

all those patterns look so great together. wouldn't have a clue that it was scrapbook paper without being told.

have been thinking of doing this for art in my bedroom and after seeing this i definitely will be now!

August 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Very pretty, I like the black & white.

August 30, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Great project, I love the dimension and texture of it!

August 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Pretty! What a good idea.

August 30, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Very cool...Looks like something expensive from a high end catalog. And I love that you can customize it! Hmmmm...just thinking of where I can put something like this!

August 30, 2010 at 10:19 PM

I wanted to see your post because I am working out a project where scrapbook paper is the main focal piece. So many papers are just so pretty- worth framing Your work of art is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing today.

August 31, 2010 at 10:11 AM

That looks awesome! Love the coordination of scrapbook pieces...great job!

August 31, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Such a great tip!! I just have such a hard time narrowing down which papers to use! There are so many beautiful ones! I can't wait to look at all of your other craftiness.
I'm your newest follower!

August 31, 2010 at 9:51 PM

following from blog hop...would love to have you follow back.

September 2, 2010 at 1:43 PM

You come up with the coolest ideas. You are so creative and clever. This is a great project.

September 4, 2010 at 6:34 AM


September 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM

I don't scrapbook, but I do like scrapbook paper! Very nice way to make some wall art. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

September 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Hi there! I found you on Welcome Wednesday's blog hop! Great blog and can't wait to read more!


September 12, 2010 at 5:56 PM

new follower from friendly friday, would love for you to follow back!

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February 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM

What a great, affordable idea for wall art!

April 8, 2011 at 2:06 PM

this turned out great! I think it's a great idea!

ps: I found you through the Friendly Friday link party!

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