How to Make a Colorful Mosaic Wall on the Cheap
By swelldesigner on April 21, 2015
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Like a lot of people, I live in an apartment: the type of apartment complex that doesn't allow painting of any kind. I really try to jazz up the blah eggshell walls with color, whether it be colorful artwork or colored lampshades that cast a hue on the wall.
Well, I wanted to step it up a notch with my décor beyond that and do something totally different with my bedroom wall that would make visitors come in and say, "Wow! You did that?" And the cool thing is that I did it all for under $20! Yep, for $20 bucks you can get a totally rockin' wall that is full of color and will brighten up any room!
What do you need?
- Multicolored scrapbook page packs (I purchased mine at Target and 50 sheets came to a pack; I purchased 2 packs)
- Zot adhesive glue dots
- Tape measure
So, I'm not going to do a full-blown, step-by-step tutorial, but I'll give you a very easy rundown of what I did.
I measured out the length of my wall, then I figured out how many square 12"x12" pieces of paper would fit into that length. I picked out nine different colors from a multi-color pack that I liked and placed them in a random fashion.
Starting at the top, I horizontally placed the paper (to adhere to wall I put Zot dots in the four corners of the paper and pressed). I then began on the next row. My goal was to not repeat two colors in a row vertically or horizontally.
It was a challenge, but not that hard once I started doing the mosaic. I tried to not get too many colors together or have similar colors sitting next to each other.
I wanted it to look like a mosaic of color that looked random in placement and aesthetically pleasing overall. Does that make sense?
Honestly, I'm not a by the book/measurement kinda girl, so a lot of this was eyeballed. Oh, and word to the wise: The Zots need to be carefully removed. If you tug the paper off the wall, the Zot will remove the paint (OOPS!).
I'm really happy with the way it turned out and am excited to finally show it to you!
Until next time Swellions!