Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Ombre Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #astrobrights #papercrafting #wallart

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!

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #astrobrights #papercrafting #wallart

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.

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #ombreart #astrobrights

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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:


Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #ombreart #astrobrights

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.

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #ombreart #astrobrights

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!

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #ombreart #astrobrights

If you’re a multi-tasker like me, then this is the perfect project to do while you’re watching a favorite show on TV. Or have a family craft session and get your kids get involved in the paper chain making! Hazel, my 6 year old, is an expert paper chain crafter and is currently in the process of making a number of paper chains (using Astrobrights paper of course!) to divide her side of the bedroom from her sister’s side. See, I told you there were infinite possibilities for these paper chains!

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #astrobrights #papercrafting #wallart

Make gorgeous modern paper wall art with simple paper chains! #paperchains #astrobrights #papercrafting #wallart


Head over to astrobrights.com for the step-by-step tutorial for making this paper chain wall hanging!

This post was sponsored by Astrobrights.
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