How to Make a Wall Hanging from Packaging Materials

altered art wall hanging

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
  • Mod Podge
  • silver metallic ribbon
  • small artificial flowers
  • poster tape for hanging
  • strong glue or adhesive to attach the silver metallic ribbon


  1. I gave the packaing item a couple of coats of Luminiere paint and let it dry.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Glue small artificial flowers strategically around the design.
  5. 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.

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