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Get a high-end look for a low cost with our cut-pa­per art

Try your hand at creat­ing a lux­ury looka­like for a frac­tion of the cost

Spruce up your walls with this DIY piece of wall art, in­spired by the flo­ral pa­per-cut de­signs from West Elm. We chose two easy tem­plates to suit begin­ners. Takes 2HRS Cost £2.40

Pa­per-cut­ting tem­plate (Home Sweet Home or Hello Sun­shine), £2.40 each, Small Bird Crafts at Etsy A4 thin card

Scalpel & cut­ting mat Pa­per for back­ground Glue stick 1 Print the pa­per-cut­ting tem­plate onto a sheet of thin A4 card. Work­ing on a cut­ting mat, use a sharp scalpel to care­fully cut away the white ar­eas on the tem­plate. Change your blade as you go if you find the pa­per is catch­ing slightly.

2 Once you have cut out the whole tem­plate, use a small amount of glue to stick it onto the cen­tre of your back­ground pa­per. We chose om­bre-ef­fect pa­pers, but you can use any colours to suit your scheme. Frame your fin­ished de­sign, then hang.

Mod­ern pa­per cut-out wall art, £119 each, West elm Nau­ti­cal wood­grain grey wall­pa­per, £15 per roll, Graham & Brown. Mossebo oak­ef­fect frame, £7, ikea Sharpen up your cut­ting tech­nique by prac­tis­ing on a sep­a­rate piece of pa­per be­fore start­ing the project

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