Before you throw out that leftover wallpaper after decorating, here are ways it can be used to quickly and easily dress up your home.
Framed pieces of wallpaper can create a miniature art gallery when grouped together. Before cutting out a section of wallpaper to frame, let the mat board be your guide. Adjust the mat to find the piece you want, trace around the outside of the mat, and cut.
2. Tin can camouflage
Replace the chipped mugs that have been holding your pens with tin cans wrapped in leftover strips of wallpaper. Here's how to do it:
- Clean: Thoroughly wash, rinse, and dry an empty can and peel off the label.
- Cut: Use the label as your pattern to cut the correct-size strip of wallpaper. If the label is not intact, use a measuring tape to determine height and width.
- Cover: Secure the strip to the can with double-sided tape along the top, the bottom, and the seam.
3. Drawer liners
To liven up the inside of your drawers, simply line with wallpaper cut to fit. Attach with double-stick tape or removable mounting squares so the lining won’t shift when you’re rummaging in them.
4. Wall hanging
A length of wallpaper hung scroll-like lends an Asian art-inspired touch to a room. Fold the top and bottom edges over wooden rulers or dowel rods. Secure with tape and hang from a ribbon.
5. Book covers
Leave brown paper bags for packing lunches and protect your favourite reads with leftover pieces of wallpaper or pages from a wallpaper book.
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