DIY Tutorial: Paper Cutout Wall Art

April 4, 2018


Add a pop of colour to any boring wall in the office or home with coloured paper! We have quite a stash of excess fancy papers remaining from previous projects that we thought could come in handy for this tutorial. Frame it up, or simply prop it up at your desk for a piece of 3D art.


Materials required:

  • Design template or graph paper
  • 20cm x 20cm Art Card of any colour of your choice (A)
  • 18cm x 18cm Art Card of a contrasting colour (B)
  • Scotch tape
  • Masking tape
  • Ruler
  • Penknife
  • Awl (or chopstick) 


Using the printed template (scroll to the end of the post to save it to your computer!) or designing your own using graph paper, tape the template down onto the 20cm x 20cm Art Card (A). 


Carefully cut out the 1cm crosses on the template using a penknife, cutting through both pieces of paper.


When you’re done, you should have something like this! 


Make sure to turn (A) over before using your awl to push through each cross, pushing the paper flaps outwards. Do this for all the crosses or you could alternate to create a pattern.


Turn over again and I took this chance to fold the flaps on alternate crosses flat down, exposing the contrasting pink.


Now, taking Art Card (B), tape it down on the back side of (A), ensuring to cover all the crosses. 


Your finished product should look something like this! And you’re done! 


The possibilities are endless with this paper cutout technique, and we had some fun changing up the size of the crosses, as well as pattern. We also played around with spelling out words and I can totally imagine this on a frame as wedding decor or even for a baby’s room! 


Printout these templates on A4 paper (we do recommend paper weights of over 100gsm for easier cutting!) to start creating your own wall art! Simply click on the thumbnails below, right-click, and save!

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