DIY Faux Wallpaper – The Craft Patch

Get the look of an expensive wallpaper without hassle or cost by using your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait machine.

DIY fake wallpaper photo frames

I love the look of wallpaper, but have the unfortunate gift of expensive taste. Line up any ten objects and I guarantee that the one I fall in love with will cost more. LOL. So even though I want to turn into an upholstery freak and plaster every inch of my house with it, I always refuse to see the price.

Today I’m going to show you how I added the wallpaper look to my home using removable vinyl cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine. This project cost me less than $ 5 and took me less than two hours.

This post is sponsored by Silhouette America. All opinions and ideas are mine.
vinyl cameo silhouette project idea

This is an easy project. All you need is a removable vinyl roll and a Silhouette Cameo or Silhouette Portrait machine. If you are using a Cameo machine, I suggest you buy a 12 inch roll and if you are using the Portrait machine, take the 9 inch roll.

I used matte vinyl so it looked more like wallpaper and it took a 12 inch by 60 inch piece to cover my wall which is 3ft wide and 8ft tall.

The first step is to choose a design. I’ve included a free cut file for this paint splatter pattern I created, but there are a ton of different options in the Silhouette Design Store that would work just fine. Simply search for “stencil” or search for any type of design you have in mind.

silhouette studio making fake wallpaper

Send the design to your Silhouette machine to be cut. I broke my stains into five 12 Ă— 12 inch sections to make the vinyl easier to work with.

Since my pattern was pretty freehand, I didn’t weed or use transfer tape. I just turned on an audiobook and went to town peeling off the stains and sticking them on the wall. It was super easy and honestly zen and relaxing. It completely took me back to the Lisa Frank sticker collection days.

DIY wall stickers

I am absolutely in love with how this little project turned out. It adds so much cum to my hallway! The design also turned out to be better than I hoped for. You can’t tell it’s not a single piece of wallpaper until you get close and touch it. Seriously, it looks like that. GOOD.

how to make fake wallpaper

So obviously I’m already planning the next place where I want to add the background. ah! Can I try something with a more technical scheme? A floral print? There are some fantastic possibilities and I am once again amazed at what I can accomplish with my trusty Silhouette machine.

fake paint stain wallpaper accent wall

I also really like the fact that the design is easily removable and doesn’t damage my walls. I could have painted this model quite easily, but painting it would have been difficult. If I wanted to paint on it, I would have to sand the entire wall to remove the ridges on any paint stain. Vinyl seemed much less risky to me.

Anyway, here it is … my cute and cheap “background” made with my Silhouette machine.

If you are interested in how we built the photo frames, you can check out this tutorial here.

Download the paint stain cut file here.

The link will take you to a folder that includes a PNG, SVG, and Silhouette Studio file of the model. Use the simplest format for you, but remember that all files shared on The Craft Patch are for personal use only. Thanks!

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how to make a fake wallpaper using removable vinyl. DIY home decor idea with silhouette cameo machine.