DIY Color Wheel Wall Art

While researching color theory for my Color Studio class assignments, I stumbled upon this super inspiring color wheel graphic on Pinterest.


The color wheel combined with patterns?!  It just spoke to my scrapbooking side.  I was so inspired I decided yesterday that I wanted to make something like this myself.  At first I thought it’d be great on a scrapbook page – cardstock combined with patterned papers.  But then I decided it was too inspiring to be stuck in a page protector.  It should be something I can admire while I create.  And so this little piece of wall art color wheel was born.  Cardstock + leftover scraps of fabric + buttons, brads, dots, etc.  It was super easy and fun to create and will be perfect hanging above my scrapbooking desk.

DIY Color Wheel Wall Art | Nicole Samuels

Here’s how I put it all together.

  1. I created a color wheel cut file for the Silhouette.  You can download this studio file here.  If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you could print out a color wheel outline and cut out the shapes by hand.  I used this as a template for both cutting out the cardstock pieces AND for placement of them on my background.  colorwheeldiecut
  2. Next I printed out my 8×10 background on plain heavy-weight white cardstock.  My background says “create” on it since this will be hanging in my scrapbooking area.  If you’d like to download it for your use, you can do so here.  Or create your own background with a different word, a quote, a name, whatever.  printable
  3. I trimmed my 12×12 template down to 8×10 and centered the color wheel on my “create” background paper.  I used a piece of washi tape to hold the template in place.  washitape
  4. Once I determined which blocks would be filled with solid cardstock and which would hold fabric, I started cutting my pieces to fit the template.  I hand cut my paper using the die cut blocks as a guide, but you could use your Silhouette for this if you wanted.  I thought the hand cutting route was faster.  The fabric pieces are just wrapped around the white die cut blocks.  I let the fabric wrinkle and fold a bit while securing it to the die cut block so that it would have more dimension and interest.  I used the template as a guide for placement around the wheel and adhered my pieces to the background paper.template
  5. Once all the openings in the wheel were filled, I carefully pulled up the die cut template.  So pretty!  colorwheel
  6. Now for the fun part – embellishing!  I searched through my stash for buttons, brads, enamel dots… anything that matched the colors in my wheel.  I wanted the items to add texture and dimension but not compete with the overall design.embellishmentsembellishments2

And that’s it!  I think this is perfect decor for a craft room of any type, but also would be fun for a playroom or nursery.  You could add the child’s initial in the middle to personalize it.  I left the glass off the front of my frame for now.  The buttons make it a little too dimensional to fit nicely with the glass on top.  I may or may not change that.  I kind of like it open like that!

DIY Color Wheel Wall Decor | Nicole Samuels

Thanks for stopping by!  If you create your own color wheel wall art, leave me a link.   And have a great weekend!

(link shared on The Idea Room and I Heart Naptime)


    • says

      Thanks so much, Amy! I hope you get a chance to make one of your own… I love looking up at mine while I’m working. Especially during this dreary winter right now. :)

    • says

      I’m sorry it’s not working for you. Are you opening it in the Silhouette software? I saved it as a .studio file so it should open there. Let me know and I can see if there’s another way to get it to you.

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