Friday, April 15, 2011

30 Days of DIY: Day 15 ~ Impact Wall Decor

I have this big blank spot on the wall in my bathroom, and haven't had anything to hang there.  I found these silver metal trays at the (where else!) dollar store, and picked up some scrapbooking paper at Michaels for 59 cents a piece.  For less than $5, I finally decorated my bathroom wall!
We need something to hang the platters up with, so lets glue some floral wire on the back as makeshift hooks!
I cut three pieces about 6 inches long or so.  Milo was doing Quality Control.  He approves.
I love E-6000, it's the best.  Make sure to let the glue dry overnight before you try to hang these up!  (I speak from experience)
So here's what else I used:
  • 3 silver metal platters
  • 3 sheets of scrapbook paper
  • A small plate or something round to trace the shape onto your paper
  • Modge podge
  • Foam brush 
Make sure that your paper is big enough, and your plate is not too big either. 
Trace the plate onto the back of the paper. Cut out the circle.  Repeat for other two.
You'll now have your three circles.
Take one, and apply an even, medium coat of modge podge on the back of the paper.  Make sure that every spot is covered, especially the edges.  Securely affix it to the platter, smoothing out any air bubbles.
Once all the papers are on the platters, we need to seal the front of the paper so as to protect it.  Modge podge is great for that!  Be careful but get all the edges.  Use a wet paper towel to clean up any glue that got on the platter.
I love using modge podge as a sealant on paper like this because it almost looks like painted strokes on the surface, giving it more texture.
And here we are!  I love this look, it looks so much more chic than it should, and again, that's what I love about DIY!  I made sure to get sheets of paper that did not have necessarily the same color scheme, but similar.  Effect achieved!
I also didn't want to use the exact same colors as in my shower curtain, but the lime green was my favorite so I made sure to have that in my colors.  Doesn't it go so well?!
And there we have it!  15 days down, 15 to go!  This is really challenging my creativity, and I love that!  Let me know what you think of this project, and as always, let me know if there's anything you'd like to see me make!


  1. I'm caught up on your DIY posts now. I really love this one! Some of the bracelets you've made are awesome. It sounds like you're having a lot of fun with this :)

  2. I love this idea! I will probably be using this in the bathroom in my apartment next year!


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