At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉 I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall. To create something fun doesn’t cost much (other than a few hours of your time) and a few dollars worth of supplies, but the result is often something totally cool an unexpected. This year I am mad for plaid, and a few colorful red and green and plaid pillows from HomeGoods inspired this decor…but plaid on the pillows just wasn’t enough. With $7 worth of scrapbook paper and some good old scotch tape, I created a buffalo plaid wall that is the awesome focal point of our holiday decor…
This wall is about 12×9 feet, which using 12×12 sheets of cardstock means it needed about 108 sheets of paper. Because my wall color is a light gray, I was able to skip the light gray paper and just use the natural wall. I started in the lower right hand corner and completed the bottom row across. From that point, I was able to build the rows up alternating dark gray and black, and white and the light gray. The buffalo plaid pattern is so easy o create because it is simply squares.
Working around a few obstacles (the windows and fireplace) complicated things a little bit, but all in, it took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete this project and I just worked at it in about 45 minute increments, so it seemed like nothing! I really did just use scotch tape…the gift tape that comes in a purple package. It doesn’t damage the paint and it sticks perfectly…until you take it off. The pieces of paper are SO smooth up against the wall, that everyone that has been over to visit thinks I painted. I love to see their reaction when I tell them it’s paper and tape! I love the way it looks with my pillows gold and wood accents from HomeGoods.
I don’t know how long I’ll keep it up, for sure through the holidays, but I love it so much I might leave it through winter. It has a way of making the room feel super cozy.
I hope you are feeling inspired to create something amazing (and easy!) at your house.
I love projects like this buffalo plaid wall because DIY doesn’t mean difficult, it’s great to be able to create something with such a wow factor in just a few minutes!
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