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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