I hate throwing away pretty wrapping paper! Even worse is leaving it to languish in a dark drawer, so here is my new favourite way to upcycle some special paper into a special piece of wall art.
Here’s how to make you some 3D Art from recycled wrapping paper.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Wrapping paper – I found this very-on-trend flamingo number at Paper Chase.
- Thick spongy cardboard (about 20cm x 20cm is all you need)
- Double sided tape
- Photo frame
1.First, think about what bits of your paper you’d like to pop out – make sure you have wrapping paper that repeats itself so you have at least 3 or 4 layers of the same.
2.Your first layer will be the base and should be the whole picture. Then, cut out your foreground. I chose the flamingo, plus several of the flowers.
3.Now stick two pieces of double sided tape to either side of the cardboard.
4.Cutting off small slithers about a half a centremetre wide – smaller if you need to – then stick these onto the base where you want your next layer to sit. Peel off the top of the tape and stick down your next layer.
5.Keep building – 3 layers is a good place to start!
6.Take the glass out of your frame and mount your picture.