Have you seen the blue scallop walls? If you love the design and shape of the fish-scale or scallop tiles, you can DIY it and put your own twist on the designs! It’s not as hard as it seems. Grab a friend or a partner and get started!
What you need!
- A scrap of cardboard or thick paper to make a stencil
- 1/8” or 1/4″ Plywood panels
- Ink pen
- Sharpie Metallic Pen
- Jigsaw or industrial scissors
- Roll of sandpaper
- Mounting tape
What you need to do!
Make the wood cutouts
- Cut out a large and smaller scallop out of thick cardboard.
- Trace the outline of the smaller scallop onto a piece of 1/8” plywood.
- Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you have enough scallops to cover your wall.
- Cut the scallop outlines using industrial scissors or a jigsaw.
Trace stencils on the wall
- Outline the arch of the larger scallop repeatedly using the metallic pen.
- Create the second row below by staggering them so they look like mermaid scales.
- Once done, trace the smaller scallop within the larger scallops.
Prepare the plywood cutouts
- Sand the rough edges of the plywood cutouts
Time to mount!
- Stick a two-inch strip of mounting tape on the back of each scallop
- Line up the smaller outlines on your wall and attach.
The Final Masterpiece
DIY guide and images are from Classy Clutter.
- You can paint the plywood scallops instead of sticking to brown hues.
- You can experiment by tracing the scallops upside down.
Here are some of the colour combos to try: