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Make a Beautiful and Easy Wall Hanging with Paper

printable to make paper wall hanging

If you are looking to make a modern wall decor or are on the look for a fun activity to keep your kids busy you can in the right place. Yep, you read well you can do both crafts using the same tutorial.

If you are interested in the kid’s version of this simple paper wall hanging, scroll down, you will find a list of material, the free printable and the easy step by step tutorial to follow. It’s very simple and, as you will see, my kids had fun giving it a try. They created two wall decors, completely different from what I had in mind…it’s the awesome part of crafting, everyone can express its creativity.

I will start the post with the growing up version of this geometric paper wall hanging craft. It’s a very simple DIY you can make to create a beautiful decoration. You have to download the free printable in my library and print in on colored sheets. You can choose the color you want and that match your room decor.

Combining the shapes on different colored paper allow you to create a vast variety of paper wall hanging design. I hope you will enjoy making one or more.

 

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Materials you will need to make a Paper Wall Hanging DIY

I like to strongly suggest you use cardstock paper, it’s thicker and therefore your wall hanging will last longer. If you use a to thin paper the top shape will likely bend and it won’t look nice.

I found some nice colored cardstock paper assortment that you may like to use to make your easy wall hanging:

My suggestion, and the best option if you want to craft for yourself and with the kids, is this cardstock block with 20 different colors. It contains brights and muted colors that will make everyone happy.

The FREE template printable is available in my resource library along with a bunch of other great prints and patterns. All you need to do is fill out the form and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in. Click here to get in  >>>> FREE LIBRARY ACCESS

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shapes to make paper wall hanging

Print the template on cardboard sheets and cut out the shapes following the lines.

display shape for diy paper wall hanging

Have fun creating your wall hanging moving the shapes around. You can alternate shapes and colors to create an interesting design. It’s best to start with one of the big shapes (half-circle or rectangle) on top. If you like to experiment, you can also use a craft dowel to hang your shapes.

punch holes into paper shapes

Once you are satisfied with your design, punch holes in each shape. There are dots in each shape that mark where you have to punch. To make small holes, use the tip of a compass (or an embroidery needle…or anything else sharp and thin).

I found it was easier to place a dry kitchen sponge under the shape and then punch the holes. It’s a simple trick that may be useful as you will have to make a bunch.

attach shapes to make paper wall hanging

You will use paper clips to attach the wall decor shapes together. To be able to pass the paper clip to the holes you need to cut the inner part of the clips. It’s easy and you can do it using pliers. You will need a bunch of cut clips, so prepare several.

I used plain silver clips, as I have them around. If you want to make your paper wall hanging DIY look a little fancier, you can use colored clips, just pick the color that matches best with your paper.

use paper clips to make a wall hanging

Attach all the shapes together with paper clips. You can also add some tassels and beads if you like. To hang it on your wall, punch a last hole on top, pass a clip or a thread through it and done. Your paper wall hanging is ready to hang.

hang your paper wall decor

What do you think? In which colors would you like to make your paper wall decor?

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diy paper wall hanging

 

diy paper wall hanging for kids

Let’s continue with the kid’s version of this wall hanging with colour paper. You will use the same template as the adult wall hanging version but the shapes will be attached with an easier method so the kids can do it by themselves. 

Materials you will need to make a kid’s paper wall hanging craft

The FREE template printable is available in my resource library along with a bunch of other great prints and patterns. All you need to do is fill out the form and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in. Click here to get in  >>>> FREE LIBRARY ACCESS

geometric paper wall hanging for kids

Print the shape template on differents cardstock colored sheets and let the kids cut them out.

cut shapes for kids paper wall hanging

Use a hole punch to make holes in the shapes. Every shape has little dots on it that show the kid where to punch.

Depending on the kid’s age, they can do it by themselves or will need a little help.

kids crafts to make paper wall hanging

Let the kids arrange the shapes the way they like and create the wall decor. I end up very surprised with the creation my kids came with. It’s was fun to see them make the craft and imagine something completely different from what I had thought.

attach shape of kids paper wall hanging

Cut pieces of pipe cleaners to attach the shapes together. I found that cutting a pipe cleaner in fourth equal pieces was a length that works great. The kids have to pass the pipe cleaner in the holes and fold the ends to hold the paper shape together.

diy kids paper wall hanging

Let them assemble the wall mobile. They can also decorate the shapes with sharpies, Crayolas, stickers or glitters…

kids diy wall decor - free printable

My son made a fun alien and my daughter a rainbow-cloud.

diy diy wall decor - free printable

This easy wall hanging with paper is a very fun craft to make. It keeps my kids busy for at least a half-hour (pretty good, don’t you agree?) They can create so many different versions of wall decor that we may do more in the next weeks.

As a mom, what I like the most is that is very little mess to tidy up after they finish, just some paper scraps that you can clean up in minutes with a broom.

I hope you and your kids will enjoy making this fun paper wall hanging craft. Don’t hesitate to share your creation at amaryllis(at)ohohdeco(dot)com or leave me a comment below. Have fun crafting!

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