This hexagon DIY paper wall art project was originally created by Adrianne Surian for the Core’dinations Core blog.
If you’re an avid crafter looking for some wall art inspiration, look no further than your bin of scrapbook paper! This project is easy and fun to make and takes very little effort. Grab your favorite patterned paper, some Mod Podge, and get going on your hexagon DIY paper wall art today!
Hexagon DIY Paper Wall Art Supplies:
- Core’dinations Basics Patterned Paper in Two Color Schemes (3-5 patterns of each color)
- Darice Studio 71 – 10 Inch Wooden Canvas Panels (3)
- White Spray Paint
- Sizzix Big Shot and 2 1/4″ Hexagon Die
- Paper Trimmer
- Mod Podge
- Darice Foam Brush
- Darice Sawtooth Picture Hangers
Step 1. Spray paint your wooden canvas panels white. While they’re drying, use your Sizzix Big Shot and hexagon die to die-cut 24 hexagons in various related colors. I opted for purple and gray to match my daughter’s room, but this wall art will look beautiful using any color scheme, or even a totally random assortment of your favorite papers.
Step 2. When your panels have dried, lay out the hexagons to determine their placement. I spaced mine about 1/8 of an inch apart. Trim the hexies that hang over the edges, and save the scraps. You can use them to fill in along the sides, top, or bottom of your panel to fill the entire square surface.
Step 3. Add a generous amount of Mod Podge to the back side of the hexagon and allow it to sit for a moment. You will notice the edges of the paper starting to curl as the Mod Podge soaks in – as soon as you see this place the hexagon and press it down securely. Repeat this until your panel is full. If you have ever put up wallpaper, you’ll find that using Mod Podge is quite similar! When you have each hexagon in place, smooth it out as well as you can while making sure the edges are secure.
Step 4. When all your hexies are placed, add a final coat of Mod Podge to the top of the panel to seal it. If you notice a few bubbles or wrinkles in your canvas, don’t worry. Allowing it to dry overnight will fix that.
Step 5. Add a sawtooth hanger to the back of each panel and they’re ready to hang! These panels add a nice pop of color to any empty wall, and not only are they easy to make, they’re easy on your wallet, too! You can set the tone using whatever paper you’d like, whether you go with modern patterns, primary colors, soft florals, or retro prints, it’s all up to you!
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