Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Sometimes I really long to cover the walls of my home with beautiful, original art pieces. Unfortunately, in the art world, beautiful and original often means expensive. Plus, with how frequently I change my mind, it’s difficult to commit to a very pricey piece of art. So I turned to my favorite childhood craft to solve my debacle: Paper chains! Remember making paper chains in the classroom to decorate the room, or to count down the days until a certain holiday?

This paper chain wall hanging is a simple craft that can make a big impact. We created a more calculated paper chain art piece by focusing on color, shape, and design. The end result was a beautiful abstract design that adds just the right amount of color to an entryway! The total cost for this project is less than $10.00, and all you need is paper and some TV time to put this baby together!

Grab the tutorial and color guide after the jump!

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Paper Chain Wall Hanging


Guide for the paper chain wall hanging, here!

Color Guide for the paper chain here, but feel free to choose whatever colors you want!

  • Colored paper in dark pink, light pink, blue, green, yellow, and gold.
  • Paper cutter
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wooden dowel

Paper Chain Wall Hanging


  1. Slice the paper in pieces with dimensions 1/2″ by 3 1/2″
  2. Follow the guide to create strands by overlapping about 1/2″ of each paper piece and securing with glue. Loop the next color through and secure with glue. Continue until you’ve completed a strand, and begin the next one.
  3. Slide the strands onto a wooden dowel and hang on the wall!

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Photography by Anna Killian


  1. That is perfect, i love it. İ want to do that for my girls birthday part as a backdrop. İt will be different . What do you think ? And may i learn about the total sizes.
    Loves from turkey

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    The links to the guides are not working! I really want to do this project if you could fix the links! thank you!

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    The file for the color guide is missing. Is there another place to find it? I’d love to use this pattern for my son’s first birthday. Thanks!

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    Please help me understand the dimensions for these pieces of paper. I think I just ruined a bunch of beautiful paper, purchased for a project for one of my children, following your 1/2″x3 1/2″ directions. I have measured and re-measured and my pieces are nowhere near long enough to link. Ughh. Any hope?

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    This is beautiful! What is the finished size and what type of paper did you use?


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