How to Make a Wall Hanging from Packaging Materials
This item of altered art started out as packaging materials included in a box of new cookware.
Some paint, a few images, a bit ot metallic ribbon and a few artificial flowers transitioned it into a wall hanging.
List of Supplies
1 item of packaging, as came with box of cookware
Halo Blue Gold Luminiere paint
images and words cut from a greeting card
silver metallic ribbon
small artificial flowers
poster tape for hanging
strong glue or adhesive to attach the silver metallic ribbon
I gave the packaing item a couple of coats of Luminiere paint and let it dry.
I cut the picture and the words from my greeting card, then glued them on using Mod Podge. When dry, I gave the pictures and text a coating of Mod Podge to seal the images.
Cut the metallic ribbon into shapes as desired, and attach to the packaging material. Use a strong glue. I found that Mod Podge did not work well for this, so I used Zip Dry.
Glue small artificial flowers strategically around the design.
Attach to the wall with double sided poster tape.
When I started this project, I had no idea how it was going to turn out or what it was going to be. Instead of a wall hanging, I contemplated giving it a function and using it as a holder for candies, a candle, a flower pot, etc
To be honest, I stil struggle with saying I am creating art for art's sake. Something inside of me thinks I should justify what I make by giving it a purpose or a function. I wonder if others struggle with this as I do.
I videotaped my progress as I made this altered art wall hanging. Here is the video demonstration, should you be interested.