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Scrapbook Paper Wall Art Made with Mod Podge

Use cut pieces of wood and Mod Podge to make fabulous scrapbook paper wall art in minutes. So easy and looks great on the mantel!

Skills Required: Beginner. If you’ve never used Mod Podge before, you’ll still be able to achieve this decoupage idea. Be patient and allow proper dry times!

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art Made with Mod Podge

While on a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I found some great pieces of scrapbook paper. I really didn’t feel like they looked like scrapbook paper. They looked more like pictures they would sell there in the home decor section.

So it got me thinking, why not make my own scrapbook paper wall art using them? I even found a cool lobster piece that I will be doing a project for later on!! That’s how this home decor project was born, and you can do it in a few simple steps.

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

I did a similar wood craft like this for fall using extra pieces of scraps I had. But this time I decided to get a piece of wood cut specifically for this project.

I spent $7.00 on a three foot piece of wood, and had Lowe’s cut it into three 12 x 12 pieces. I was super excited to get home and get crafting!

For this craft you’re going to need:

Getting Started

Since I already had my scrapbook paper and wood, I just needed to round up the rest of my supplies. Like my Mod Podge of course!

Let’s get crafting!

Scrapbook paper, 12 x 12 piece of wood, paint, Mod Podge, brush

Step 1 – Paint Your Board

I only painted the sides of my wood, since the rest will be covered up by the paper. I used white craft paint and let it dry 20 minutes.

For the gold deer I actually spray painted the sides gold, but I didn’t take any step pictures of the gold deer unfortunately.

Two pieces of scrapbook paper and two square pieces of wood with white paint on the edges

Step 2 – Add Scrapbook Paper

Next it’s time to add our scrapbook paper!!

I painted my Matte Mod Podge on the front of the wood, then gently laid my paper on top of the wood. I would smooth the paper down then add more Mod Podge and smooth it down some more. Until I was finished. Pretty simple right?!?

I decided not to add any Mod Podge on the front of my paper for this project.

Adding Mod Podge to the wood square with a paintbrush and pressing scrapbook paper down on the top

Since I got the wood cut to 12×12 it fit perfectly on the wood, YAY!! No cutting needed.

Scrapbook paper applied to the top of wood with Mod Podge

Finishing Touches

Since Mod Podge dries pretty fast, I was able display it right away on my mantel. Right now it’s winter, and I think my scrapbook paper wall art looks great.

But honestly I think this deer could be up all year long. Deer heads are so popular right now!

easy diy wall art made with scrapbook paper
scrapbook paper wall art decor

Here is the gold deer. I really like them both, I don’t know which one is my favorite.

Make wall art with a piece of scrapbook paper and Mod Podge

This scrapbook paper wall art was such an easy project to work on, and totally cost effective. I only paid .59 cents for the piece of scrapbook paper and $7.00 for the wood. Cute and inexpensive . . . win win!

Yield: 1 piece of wall art

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Scrapbook paper applied to the top of wood with Mod Podge

Use cool scrapbook paper and cut pieces of wood to make fabulous DIY wall art in minutes. So easy and looks great on the mantel!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $8


  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Wood Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Scrapbook Paper


  • Mod Podge Brush Applicator


  1. Paint the wood canvas. Only the sides of the wood need to be painted, since the rest will be covered up by paper. Let dry for 20 minutes.
  2. Paint the Mod Podge on the wood canvas, then gently lay the paper down. Smooth out the wrinkles and let dry for 20 minutes.
  3. Add a top coat of Mod Podge and let dry for 24 hours before hanging.

Did You Make This Project?

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Now I need to get started on my lobster for the Summer (I just LOVE a lobster!). I need to think of something really cool to do with that one!!

Any suggestions?? I’d love to hear them in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other beginner crafts:


Friday 26th of February 2021

Love! What is your wall color? I love it also. Thanks!

Kelly Jo

Thursday 14th of January 2016

I'm with Alicia V. on this one. How did you get the transparent look of the deer head on the scrapbook paper? I've seen ones where you can tell that the deer head was cut out of one piece of paper and attached to the other, but with the transparent look, you can't tell that at all. It looks great!!


Monday 18th of January 2016

The deer is actually on the piece of scrapbook paper. I found the scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby for .59 cents. So it's all one peice of scrapbook paper. Hope that helps. ;-)

Alicia V

Thursday 14th of January 2016

Love this Deer artwork piece! Now, was the deer head already on the scrapbook paper or did you draw it on there?


Monday 18th of January 2016

Hi Alicia, the deer was on the scrapbook paper already. I was so excited when I found it at Hobby Lobby for .59 cents. I knew it would be a cool project.

-Courtney from Crafts by Courtney


Wednesday 13th of January 2016

The artwork is so cute and so easy! Did you make the wreath in the picture also? It's very cute as well!


Monday 18th of January 2016

Thank you!!

Here is the link to the wreath I made. I made it from cupcake liners!


Friday 8th of January 2016

These are so cute, and I love that they're not difficult to make at all! you did an awesome job!


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