Bird Ballad Wall Plaque

This week, for my Saturday challenge, I wanted to create a home décor piece. I decided to make a hanging wall plaque. These are really simple to create but as papercrafters we often don’t venture into home décor as much as we should. There are numerous projects you can create including wall hangings, photo frames, paper flowers and so much more. What’s more, they make great gifts.

How to make it…

  • The base for the plaque is a wooden coaster.
  • For the hanger, simply attach a length of garden twin to the rear of the plaque with hot glue.
  • Adhere a piece of DSP to the coaster – in this case I used the papers from the Bird Ballad suite.
  • Using a basic sanding block, smooth the edges to remove any excess paper and to help prevent it peeling.
  • Edging the paper by adding ink with a sponge dauber – in this case I used Old Olive – helps to make the central images stand out.
  • Using white embossing powder, heat emboss the sentiment onto Old Olive cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. Die-cut a larger piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and layer up. Adhere the sentiment piece to the bottom right corner of the plaque.
  • For some of the examples I also fussy cut a bird from the DSP, backed it onto one of the Stitched Nested Labels and adhered to the top left corner of the plaque.
  • Add the final touch with a piece of ribbon, adhered to the back of the plaque using a hot glue gun. Try colouring a piece of Silver Edged ribbon with Calypso Coral blends for a bit of sparkle!

Why not have a go?

I hope I have inspired you to take your papercraft into home décor projects. If you would like to make this project yourself, a list of supplies is provided below. Simply click on one of the links to head straight to my online shop. I have included the stamps and dies separately and as a bundle depending on whether you already have either. Thanks for reading this post and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting!

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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