How to create a 3D flamingo wall art

There's some wrapping paper that is just too pretty to throw out. Here is a way to make it really come to life!

If you ahve been saving up your wrapping paper, here's a great way to use it up.

This technique can also be used on photos - just print out a few copies of the same print.

This is a great craft for tweens, teens and anyone who wants a pretty keepsake hanging on their wall.




  • Wrapping paper – I found this very-on-trend flamingo number at Paperchase.
  • Thick spongy cardboard (about 20cm x 20cm is all you need)
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Photo frame

Step 1: First, think about what bits of your paper you’d like to 'pop out' – make sure you have wrapping paper that repeats itself so you have at least 3 or 4 layers of the same. If using a photo, your foreground will be the bits you cut out. 

Step 2: Your first layer will be the base. Then, cut out your foreground. I chose the flamingo, plus several of the flowers.

Step 3: Now you're going to create the padding. You could use thin styrofoam board, but I found recycled cardboard and double sided tape worked just as well. Cut these into pieces small enough so they're hidden by the cut outs. Stick these onto the base where you want your next layer to sit. Peel off the top of the tape and stick down your cut out. 

Step 4: Keep building – 3 layers is a good place to start!

Step 5: Take the glass out of your frame and mount your picture. Stand back and admire your work!

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