Woven stencil leaf with 3D effect (tutorial)

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Today’s project is a DIY wall decor idea that has a 3D effect.  I like to call it woven stencil leaf, because that’s exactly how it looks!
Woven stencil leaf with 3D effect.
All you need is paper and paint.  Think about an image you would like to paint or use stencil.  Cut stripes and pass them through each other.  An effect we call weaving the paper strips.  And that’s all you have to do to make 3D wall art.  
The project is ridiculously easy to make. And the results are amazing.
As you can see:
Woven stencil leaf
Series- Easy Wall Decor

Woven stencil leaf with 3D effect


3D wall art

I had been wanting to give a 3D effect to a stenciled project for a while now.  Previously, I had stenciled a magnetic board to display family pictures. And a stencil wooden tray to use as a decorative accent.


So let’s get started with this simple 3D project you can make:
Just as quick as 1,2,3…
stencil wall art
Using a sponge brush, paint the stencil on two drawing papers in contrasting colors.
leaf stencil
When it’s dry, cut one horizontally and the other vertically.
woven paper wall art
Finally, weave both the papers together.
woven paper wall art 2
Put the frame’s backing board on your woven art. And cut the sides to fit the frame.
You can also tape it to keep it from moving.
The frame I have is 8×10.
cut frame size paper
And there you have it! You can give a modern look to any simple art like this.
woven paper wall art decor


I hope you enjoyed Woven stencil leaf with 3D effect.
DIY woven stencil 3D art tutorial
I would love for you to check out my Gallery Wall reveal.
DIY gallery wall reveal


To see all the projects of this series, go to DIY Easy Wall Decor Complete Series.
Which one you think is the best?


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  1. sashkonela says:

    What an original idea!

  2. Kara at Petals to Picots says:

    Very nice!

  3. Maria Kitching says:

    This is lovely. I have some kiddies christmas stencils and i bet my little boy would love doing somethink like this. Might need to give it a go. Seen you on reasons to skip the housework.
    Maria Crafty Chic

  4. Elise@growcreative says:

    How creative! I love it Hani!

  5. marissa says:

    I love this! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party


  6. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says:

    How fun! What a great idea. I love it! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party. I'm sharing this on my FB page.

  7. Betsy Pool says:

    I love the way this 3D leaf looks!!! So gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

  8. Mama Jodi says:

    This is beautiful. What a creative design. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

  9. Christine says:

    This is absolutely beautiful Hani! xoxo

  10. Rachel says:

    That is so cool! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  11. Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife says:

    Love this, I'm pinning!

  12. Kristin says:

    This is so neat! Gonna try it! Thanks for sharing =)

  13. Carole says:

    Fantastic idea, thank you.
    I found this via the Create & Inspire party. I have linked in a pork and apple curry.
    Have a great week.

  14. Jenn Lifford says:

    What a great,simple idea! I love your color choices too! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn 🙂

  15. Michelles Tasty Creations says:

    Love this! I can see all the wonderful holiday art I'm going to be making in the future. I love the color scheme you chose too.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.


  16. Sandy Ang says:

    Love the woven effect !

  17. Tamsyn says:

    This is such a great idea! I love how it looks 🙂

  18. Gina says:

    This is so cute, the colours are perfect! and I love it! thank you for posting this GREAT idea!

  19. Natural-Nesters says:

    This is so fun and creative! I love this idea and great choice of colors! You could do some really fun things with this same idea! Thanks for sharing it at last weeks party!

    I wanted to let you know that we featured this at this weeks Naturally-Nifty Party! STop by and check it out and grab a featured button!


  20. Kathie says:

    Looks really cool and perfect colors for summer! If you get the chance, share at my link party!

  21. Ginx Craft says:

    What a great idea your picture are.

  22. Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife says:

    Love this so much I featured it: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/07/will-craft-for-fun-48.html

  23. marissa says:

    Thanks so much for linking up I just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this today feel free to stop by and grab a button. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week.


  24. Etcetorize says:

    Great project! I'm looking forward to seeing everything together when you're all done. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  25. Carrie says:

    Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

  26. Debra Kapellakis says:

    That turned out GREAT!

  27. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    I am so in love with this. It is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects party!

  28. Jessi W says:

    Wow, that is so cool! What a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking up to The Fun In Functional 🙂

  29. Polkadot-pretties says:


    And you for linking this project up at last weeks craft, create and inspire linky party …

    This project is featured this week !!

    Hope you will stop by and link up your projects from this week, don't forget to grab an I have been featured button!

    Claire x

  30. Guler says:

    Great adia! i will try very soon.

  31. Natasha SerenityYou says:

    Just to let you know that you have been featured on my link party – http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-48.html

    Natasha xx

  32. Jori Hodgson says:

    I would love to know where you find this frame! So pretty together 🙂

    1. Hi Jori,
      You can find these frames at http://cutitoutalready.com/
      Hope that helps!

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