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DIY-Paper Buffalo Check Wall

4 Materials
$7
1 Hour
Easy

What better way to welcome Fall then to add a buffalo check wall! This project is ideal for renters, dorm rooms, or for those like me that can’t decide on something permanent.
diy paper buffalo check wall
Start by cutting your paper into squares. 8x8, 10x10, or 12x12, Depending on your wall size. I used a paper cutter, but siccors would work fine. Next you want to tape all four corners Of your square. Start on the bottom left of the wall going across in a pattern. Light gray, black, light gray, black. Next start your second row using a different pattern. Dark gray, white, dark gray, white. Cut and trim when needed on the ends. Place papers close together and as straight as possible.
diy paper buffalo check wall
diy paper buffalo check wall
You can do a full wall or like mine just the lower half. I added a piece of trim to complete the look!
diy paper buffalo check wall
This project was fast, easy, and inexpensive! You could also use different colors of paper. Just make sure they are in the same color family.
diy paper buffalo check wall
This paper pack has all the colors you need!
This paper pack has all the colors you need!
if your doing a big wall make sure to get more packs. I only used one for this wall that was 3 1/2 x 5.
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  • Veronica
    on Aug 29, 2019

    Painters tape isn’t very strong and since you only put tape on the corners, doesn’t the middle part of the paper ‘bow out’ a little? How did you get the paper to lay completely flat on the wall? Very pretty and great solution for temporary decorating.

  • Pdmkiss
    on Aug 29, 2019

    You have a wall drinking fountain in your home? Does it work and where did you find it?!

  • Cheryl Gillman
    on Aug 29, 2019

    First, you have a drinking fountain in your home?!! That is so cool!!

    Second, what a really awesome idea!! Makes it so much easier for people who rent to really make their space their own without making it permanent!! Instead of painters tape, you could use purple tape (it's for crafting, it holds really well but is also gentle enough to not too paper!)

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  • Laura
    on Sep 5, 2019

    Awesome Idea Thanks for sharing

  • Jackie Angus
    on Sep 6, 2019

    Not to great on answering questions I see. I will save mine until I run across one that will answer

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