Use Amy Butler's pretty papers and your favorite decoupage medium to make this easy “Grow” DIY wall hanging. Instant wall art with little effort!
Amy can pretty much do no wrong in my mind, so when I received her new book Amy Butler Decoupage: Fresh, Decorative Projects for the Home in the mail for review, I knew I was going to love it.
I didn't really read much about the book before I received it, so when it came, I got a pleasant surprise. Honestly – it's not really a book in the typical sense of the word. I mean, there is a booklet included (28-pages), but there's also PAPER!!
And I'm talking about 80 sheets of decoupage-weight paper printed with 19 of Amy's signature patterns. With all of that included, it's an amazing price to pay for paper and inspiration. Not only that, it's Amy Butler! It's fabulous.
I want to share a DIY wall hanging project with you that I did with one of the papers. It's a gift for my mom and I can't wait to give it to her! Here's how I did it.
DIY Wall Hanging
Gather These Supplies
- Wood plaque, 8 x 10
- Paper from Amy Butler Decoupage, 1 sheet
- Wood accent – like my flower pot with flowers
- Wood letters – spelling the saying of your choice
- Mod Podge Satin
- Acrylic paint – colors of your choice
- FolkArt Multisurface Glitter – Disco Crystal
- Lace ribbon
- Craft knife and mat
- Hot glue gun
- Craft glue
- Brayer (optional)
It actually all started with this piece – a little wood accent I've had in my craft stash for SO long! I've carried it around for awhile and it finally broke . . . but I've been wanting to use it. I knew this was the time.
The first thing I did was pick the plaque I wanted to use and the paper. My mom really loves wall art and is constantly adding pieces to her home decor. She also loves her garden, so I knew this would be perfect!
You are welcome to paint the edge of the wood plaque too, but that's not necessary.
Place the paper down on the wood plaque, then smooth with your hands OR use my preferred method of a brayer. Keep rolling and then wipe away any Mod Podge that squeezes out the side with a brush. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Accent your letters (and whatever else you want) with the FolkArt glitter. Let dry.
Once everything's dry, you're done and ready to hang (or gift!).
Here are some finished shots of the project:
I'd love for you to pick up a copy of Amy Butler Decoupage: Fresh, Decorative Projects for the Home!