Home Decor Projects: DIY Diamond Ripple Wall Art

This post is sponsored by ScotchBlue Brand. All opinions and additional products were selected by us!

Hi friends! We are so excited to be partnering with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape from 3M to bring you this shockingly simple, BIG impact wall art that will cost you a fraction of the cost of traditional wall art. We know wall art can be expensive and we’re excited to show you how we created this for less than the cost of a date night. Speaking of date night, let’s talk about diamonds. You know, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?

Diamonds are all over Pinterest, you guys. There are a ton of cool patterns that you create using a basic diamond shape!

Source: Pinterest and Linda Ahman

The only problem is, some of them can be complicated and most of the pins we’ve seen lead to a pretty picture with no tutorial or instructions! Boo!! It’s nearly impossible to track one down! Our friends at ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape from 3M asked us to create a tutorial for a fun diamond pattern and you know we jumped at the chance. We’re always up for a challenge like that!

For this project, you will need a few materials but nothing very expensive and most you probably have on hand.

  • 2 rolls of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector (1 narrow roll and 1 wider roll – exact widths are optional)
  • Plywood – cut to the size of your choice. We did 30″ wide by 48″ tall. This fit nicely over our cute console table.
  • 1+ latex paint colors. We used two colors. You can use sample size pots of paint to save a few bucks.
  • Paint brush(es)
  • Exacto knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Straight edge (we used a small ruler)
  • Pencil

Let’s get started!

1. First, we traced a small square with the pencil, in the bottom left corner of the plywood. Make sure it is equal on all sides and perfectly square.

2. Starting with the narrow ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape, tape around the square and use your Exacto Knife and straight edge to trim it to be square. You may notice that this photo was take when we started this project on canvas.. then we changed our minds because we wanted to use wood so just pretend that’s plywood, mkay! #whoops

3. Next, grab your wider ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape and tape around the narrow taped off square. Repeat narrow square > wider square until your entire plywood sheet is covered.

4. Remove all of the wider ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to leave you with a diamond ripple effect pattern.

5. Paint all of the exposed wood with your choice of colored latex paint. We used navy and pink because navy and pink are awesome and pair perfectly with the living room makeover we are working on right now. We got a little excited to preview what it was going to look like so we peeled off some tape to check it out before it was completely painted. We get excited easily! 😉

Paint Stripes

Painted Diamond over tape

6. Remove all of the ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape on the board.

Voila! You’re done and left with a show stopper design! We know a lot of you are renter’s like us so it’s really cool to do a huge scale art piece that takes the focus off of renter friendly walls and wall color and allows you to pack big design, pattern and colors into your space!

We hope you love it as much as we do and we can’t wait to show you some more fun we have coming up with this room makeover! It’s coming along and we’re loving the direction it’s going!


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    June 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

    very nice! love it..

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    Amy W
    June 16, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Looooving this! The color combo is great, too.

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    July 7, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Thanks for the article, looks amazing! Can’t wait to get started!

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    August 1, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Love it!!!

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    September 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I saw your design on Pinterest and made this today! I absolutely love it. The most challenging part is making sure the diamonds are aligned the whole time. To help me, I made a vertical line and a horizontal line that intersected. With these helpful markers, I made sure I lined up the points of each diamond on the horizontal and vertical lines and it turned out perfect. Thanks so much for the 3M inspired project!

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      January 23, 2017 at 12:39 am

      Thanks for the additional tip Abby. I was already worrying about the alignment

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    September 5, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Love this, so simple, so modern so classy. I love the colours you’ve used here but I also love that this could be done to suit any colour scheme. Fab!

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    December 6, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Can acrylic paints be used for this project?

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    February 14, 2016 at 2:21 am

    I love this! just found your website and its amazing.
    Where is that pink rug from though!? I am obsessed.

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    Elaine Lujan
    November 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Love this and just bought the supplies to make my own. Question though – I bought paint samples as suggested but was warned that samples are not the same as actual paint and don’t have the same adhesive quality. Did you use actual paint samples on this?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      November 28, 2016 at 11:34 am

      We have never had a problem with sample but yes, we did use a sample can for our pink! Thanks for stopping by xo

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    rezwana abed
    January 20, 2019 at 1:04 am


    This is just gorgeous! Would you mind specifying the exact colors you used for your paints? Thanks!

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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 20, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      It was just paint we had on hand. Sorry I can’t remember the exact colors! 🙁

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