I saw this over on my friend Autumn’s awesome blog
Design*dump and I love this idea. I must make one of these one day, maybe I should make one in a zebra print for my craft room…. Oh the possibilities! What do you all think?
what you will need:
1 sheet of foam core
wrapping paper, or other large paper
accent paper, if desired
xacto knife and fresh blades
paper clip or wire
first, get your sheet of foam core.
spray one side lightly with spray mount.
i used super 77–i happen to LOVE this stuff,
but any spray adhesive will do.
i laid out my wrapping paper on the floor,
and used cans to keep the ends from curling up.
of course, i used my houndstooth wrapping paper,
but you could use any pattern!
after laying the foam core one one side of the paper,
i smoothed out any bubbles, then
sprayed the other side with spray adhesive,
and adhered the paper to the other side.
trim off the excess…
and again, carefully smooth out any bubbles.
print your template,
attach the pieces together with tape,
and trim around them.
i lightly sprayed the backs of my VERY
pieces with spray adhesive,
and then laid them out on the foam core.
the to getting a secret
good cut with foam core?
i went through three blades for this project!
carefully cut out your shapes…
i found it helpful to use a cork-backed metal
blade for all of the straight cuts.
(no, i am not left handed, i just love y’all so much
that i held the camera in my right hand and
pretended to cut with my left hand…
so you could get a good visual.
man, am i nice, or what?)
once all the pieces are cut,
carefully remove the template paper from the
finished piece, and assemble.
(even though the instructions say to use a thicker
piece of foam core for the “mount”,
i used the same thickness and it turned out fine.)
i used a push in to make two holes
for the hanger.
i unfolded a paper clip
to use as a hanger because i couldn’t find any wire!
here is the finished product!
i used a contrasting paper for the mount.
this entire project only cost me .99.
i had everything on hand, except the
foam core, which i picked up
at michaels for .99!
here is the “original” one on the
i love the fun pink paper mixed with the faux bois!
this was a fun little
“finishing touch” project
that i completed this week
for my son’s room.
I love that! Such a great little boys room idea!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.