Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsI had to do a quick post of this art project we did the other day in meri cherry art class (inspired by the easy shape collages I saw on Art Bar) because it was soooo cute and the girls were just happy as could be with the whole process and result.  We made vintage collages on contact paper and hung them with vintage hangers and I just melted all over the place.  Aren’t they cool?!  They couldn’t be easier too.  A toddler can make these and they would still come out great.  Here is the 3 step process.

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Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsYou’ll need…

white contact paper

a piece of cardboard (ours were about 8×10)

tissue paper shapes

vintage paper cutouts or cutouts of your favorite characters (you can print them out or cut up a cheap book from the thrift store or something along those lines)

vintage wood hanger (keep your eyes peeled at your next thrift store or flea market visit and if you can’t find one, your local home store will work fine too : )

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsSteps

Step 1

Wrap white contact paper sticky side up onto a piece of cardboard.  We used duct tape on the back to hold the contact paper down.

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsStep 2.

Pick pieces of tissue paper and vintage paper cut outs and just press it on the contact paper, which will act like glue.  I got really lucky and scored a huge box of vintage paper doll cutouts at the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few months ago and finally got them out for class.  These girls were so into them! They made up all these stories about each one as they placed their papers on their boards.

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsStep 3.

Hang the board from a vintage wood hanger and bam, you’ve got this awesome wall hanging collage.  Seriously, I could make these all day.

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsIt’s a pretty quick project.  We did it for the second half of art class. The first half we made the most amazing paper mache stick puppets that I cannot wait to post about!

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsI hope I visit some of the homes of these kids and get to see these vintage collages hanging in their rooms.  They are just so happy and fun.

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutoutsI have to bribe both my girls to make one.  They never want to do my projects.  “We have our own ideas mama.”  These are worth some oreo cookie bribery however.  Wish me luck! xo Meri

Super easy collages from contact paper and vintage cutouts