Ombre Paper Chain Wall HangingApril 03, 2018 | FILED UNDER: Wall Art, Paper
In a lot of ways, crafting allows me to be a kid again. For those of you that are regular followers of Design Improvised, you know that the projects on this blog are often kids crafts disguised as adult crafts! Whether it is pom-poms, pipe cleaners, or colorful paper, there is nothing I love more than reimagining these materials in a modern, hip and sophisticated way. That’s why I was so excited to partner with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers to use their gorgeous, vibrant cardstock to create a modern paper chain hanging that would look awesome in any grown-up space!
Teachers love using Astrobrights in their classrooms for school projects, but it has so much potential in the home too! Remember this woven paper wall art I made with their cardstock last summer? Yet another kid-inspired craft that resulted in one-of-kind art for my office!
This paper chain wall hanging is another way to turn simple strips of paper into something beautiful. Its large scale and variety of colors can make a big impact on a bare wall in your home. It also adds a cool three-dimensional texture that you can’t get from traditional framed artwork.
To make it you need just a few simple materials – Astrobrights cardstock, a paper cutter, stapler and scissors. I used a curtain rod to hang it with! You could also use a long dowel. Here are the specific Astrobrights colors I used to create the ombre effect:
Making the wall hanging is as easy as the paper chains you learned to make as a child. A paper cutter like my fringing tool is oh-so-handy in this project because it allows you to cut a bunch of uniform strips quickly rather than having to use a ruler and scissors.
A handheld stapler also makes it super easy to create a chain without having to worry about glue drying. You can always slide the staple to the back of the ring so it won’t be seen!