Hey friends! Today I’m sharing an easy-peasy craft tutorial that will use up any extra scrapbook or craft paper you have lying around. It’s perfect for pieces that are too small to use other projects! All you need is a circle punch and some glue. It’s that easy! I love making and sharing craft tutorials that anyone at any skill level can do – you don’t have to be an artist to make beautiful pieces for your home!
The following tutorial is super easy, and takes probably less than an hour to do. It’s a crazy easy craft that can be done mindlessly while binge watching your fave TV show 😉 I’m re-watching LOST right now and it’s basically blowing my mind… again. Let’s get started, shall we? 🙂
Circle Punch Craft Materials
– Canvas or a board of some sort (even a scrap of cardboard will do!)
– Scrapbook paper, craft paper, or even paint chips!
– Chipboard or stick on letters that spell out any desired phrase
Using your circle punch, punch out as many circles as you think you’ll need to fill your chose canvas or board. It’ll usually be more than you think you’ll need, depending on how closely you’ll overlap them. Use different colors or patterns to mix it up! I used some vintage-esque floral paper, but it would be fun to do an ombre effect with paint chips! It’s totally up to you 🙂
When you’re done a-punchin’, you should have a pretty pile like this:
Next, take your hot glue gun and put a dab on the back of each circle, overlapping them slightly. You could even use a regular glue stick or rubber cement for this part. I just found hot glue to be quicker to work with! Start at the bottom and work your way up – making sure your bottom edge of circles hangs over the edge of the canvas a little bit (don’t worry, we will be cutting off the excess later!) Continue gluing in an overlapping fish-scale pattern.
Once you’ve finished gluing down all your cut out circles, flip your board over and take a kraft knife and cut around the edges of your canvas like the photo below to have a nice clean edge.
Add your phrase! Depending on the color of your letters and the color of your paper, they may or may not be hard to see. Lay out your desired letters and see how it looks/figure out where you want to place it.
After laying out my letters, I realized that the white blends in to much with my busy background, so I decided to first paste the letters onto some shimmery gold paper to make them pop a little more.
Once you have your letters ready and where you want them, either peel the adhesive backing off and stick them down or use your trusty glue again!
And there it is! Your very own circle punch craft turned beautiful art. Decide where to hang or prop your piece (you can even put it in a frame!) and rake in the oohs and ahhs as people admire your craftiness 😉
What’s one of your favorite ways to use up scraps of scrapbook paper?