Wall Decor - DIY with Patterned Papers


I've been working on some simple DIY home decor ideas recently and I shared a few of them over the last couple months. Check them out here.

Today, I'm sharing another simple wall decor project that I created using patterned papers. It was inspired from a Pinterest creation. Have a look first!

This is how it decorates our living room!

Ready to know how to make it?

Just grab some of your favorite patterned papers, some cereal boxes, trimmer, scissors and strong glue! That's all you need! :)

Start by cutting out 5" squares from cereal boxes. You will need 13 such squares to form this design. The cardboard from these boxes give a sturdy base. 

Then choose your patterned papers and cut out 13 squares of 6" size. I've chosen the Nakshathra Designs Mandala paper pack. It is my most favorite pack and I love the vibrant colors and designs! :) It is also super thick and sturdy, similar to the cereal boxes, so perfect for this decor! 

Score the 6" patterned paper squares at a little less than 1/2 inch from all 4 sides, and trim away the 4 corner squares you get on scoring. Now wrap this around the base card and adhere using strong adhesive. I've used red tacky tape.This forms one square for the design.

Repeat the steps with all the 13 squares. Arrange the squares in a way you like the patterns to show. I chose to have the red as corners, with the blues in between. The greens go in the middle with the purple being the center.

Now comes the little tough part, to form the design with perfect spacing. I used my scoreboard to help with it. Start by working in a square pattern and you can change it to a diamond while hanging. Place one square at the top left of the scoreboard and space the next a few inches away, I chose 3 inches. Now take the 3rd one and place it below the 1st 3 inches away. The 4th one goes 3inches right of the 3rd and 3 inches below the 2nd. It is basically a big square formed with 4 squares that are spaced 3 inches apart! 

Take the 5th square and place it over the 4 squares, right in the center. The overlapping parts will also form a square shape. Adhere this 5th one in a way 3 sides are on the top and the bottom right side goes under the 4th square. I wish the below pic explains it in a way!

Continue adding more squares to this pattern keeping the same distance between each. Once you get it right, the rest of the pieces will fall into perfect shape! Tilt the square and hang on the wall in a diamond shape :) I've just used 4 push pins to hold the decor on the wall!

Here are some more close up pics after completing!

When it catches the light

A look at the back side, you can see the cardboard I've used and how the patterned paper is wrapped around.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my creation! Do let me know your feedback and also give it a try! Have a nice day :)


  1. Beautiful creation, love the colors! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  2. What a unique and creative home deco piece, Karthikha ... the bright colours really pop against the white wall! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

    1. A striking piece of wall art, what a lovely and creative idea...and it looks great in situ!
      Thanks for sharing your creativity at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Chafting Challenge Dt Manuela, remember to become a follower of the blog

  4. I have really enjoyed looking at your home decor projects! We are "refreshing" our home and I am always on the lookout for DIY projects that will give us a unique look. I plan to use this idea to create a panel for my guest bedroom! Thanks for sharing and thanks for supporting our challenge at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

    1. Thank you so much 😊 Do share a pic once you create it!

  5. VERY creative! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

  6. I absolutely love how you were inspired by the challenge photo, I would never have thought of 'wall embellishments', its genius!! I love bold, modern, graphic designs, so fell in love with this straight away. The colours are amazing and the soft touch of the pretty patterns adds so much interest. I think this is amazing and I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

  7. Such a wonderful and effective way to use up some craft papers and to create such a wonderful wall art project. I'm sure this has inspired many to have a go.. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at 'A Place to Start' and good luck. Tina Chianna DT

  8. What an interesting way to use pretty papers - I love it!

  9. Love these projects so much! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  10. This is stunning and so creative -- loving the pattern. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  11. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's July "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  12. WOW this is so creative...love it!

  13. Such a fun design, and gorgeous colors too!

  14. WOW - this is sooo cool! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Playground!

    Sorry I'm late commenting - blame Dudley Dog :)


    Di xx

  15. What a cleaver idea! Perfect use of patterned papers. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  16. A great project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional bright & fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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