Monday, April 2, 2012

Vera Bradley Art

Today I have a how to for lovely Vera Bradley artwork to decorate your home!

You will need:
  • Durable wrapping paper or wallpaper in a great print (I chose to use Vera Bradley paper in Hello, Dahlia, my absolute favorite print of all time.  I ordered this roll at for $6.75 - and I am wishing I had ordered more because it is fabulous!.)
  • Frame
  • Strong clear tape

1. Cut your paper to fit the frame.  Make sure you have enough clearance to tape the paper down.  I used an old window that I picked up at a yard sale for $5.  I have had this hanging on my wall for the past year, and love it (especially the key hole!).

2. Tape the paper down.  I tapped every inch because it is such a thick paper and it kept rolling back up.  It is VERY important that you pull the paper taunt so there are no sags in the finished product.
I had to do this part twice because my cat, Chloe, hopped onto my artwork halfway through and poked a hole through it.  Luckily, I was able to shift the paper about 1 centimeter over and the hole hid behind the center piece of the frame.  Lesson learned?  Don't do this project on the floor!

3. Secure a mounting bracket for easy hang up.  This can be done easily with two small nails and a hammer.  I used a picture hanger to attach mine to the wall.

I hung this in my foyer, and it coordinates nicely with my Vera Bradley chandelier :)

This is a nice way to add some fun color or a print to a wall without committing to wallpaper or paint.  Thanks for reading!


Kelsey said...

I loveee this! I didn't realize Vera Bradley sold wrapping paper, but now I'm going to have to get some and make this! I might try making this in small frames and hanging them in my room :)

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