I am looking for ideas for making easy crafts using wall paper leftovers.
By Sandi from Brookville, IN
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Here is my link to a bookmark I submitted made from wall paper. http://www.thriftyfun.com/account.l ... =ascending&account_nav=bookmarks
Also, line shelves with it, make envelopes by using a premade one for a pattern, always keep some for repairing, party invitations, scrapbooking, depending on what the pattern is you can make border from a roll by cutting it with a power saw into the width of border you want. I have done this many times by buying a discounted roll, using my electric miter saw I hold it against the brace and cut the length of the needed border. You can get several lengths of border from one roll. Fancy cut one edge with scissors if you like.
Origami sites have some simple patterns, which might work. Be sure to test them on regular paper, first, and confirm that whatever project you do is suitable for heavy paper.
You could also cut up the scraps to strips, etc., and use them for accents in scrapbooking pages.
If you want something extremely simple, cut bookmarks from the wallpaper scraps, and embellish them as you like!
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I manage a wallpaper store and I want to know about projects that i can do with some of the unused border or wallpaper. Such as making fans with a border and adding lace, beads, etc. Does anyone have any prior experience doing something like this?
Tina Gainer from Panama City Bch, FL
Fanfold in about 1/2 inch folds. It's best if the two end folds go toward the back, so you're not looking at the wrong side of the wallpaper. Hold the folds together at one end and wire or tie closed. Fan it out. Voila!
We used to have our woodworking friends make little holders for the fans. Imagine a napkin holder, only smaller. Three pieces of wood -- front, back, and a narrow piece for the bottom. Paint with acrylic paints, to coordinate with the wallpaper. The front and back can be rectangles, or half circles, or any other shape, I guess.
Slide the wired end of the fan into the holder, so it will stand up.
This makes a lovely centerpiece for weddings, or just use it on a shelf.
Oh, we also used to make miniature fans for favors. Cut the paper about 6 X4 inches. Instead of standing it in a holder, you can use narrow ribbon to tie on a small gift or bag of potpourri. Or use the small fan to decorate a place card. (04/17/2005)
Please offer any ideas for crafts to make with wallpaper.
Laura from Elberta, AL
By Dawn--Tucson, AZ
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