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Craft Uses for Wallpaper and Wallpaper Borders

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Besides remodeling walls, this sturdy paper can be used for a variety of decoupage and other paper craft projects. This is a guide about craft uses for wallpaper and wallpaper borders.


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By 6 found this helpful
November 6, 2009

A "fool the eye" bookcase made from wallpaper borders.

Approximate Time: Two hours or less



  1. Depending on the size you want your bookcase, cut the border featuring books into pieces of equal length.

  2. For the "shelves", cut the wood grain border into narrow strips.

  3. Glue the book strips to the wall with the shelving strips in between.

  4. For the casing, measure wider pieces of wood grain border and cut to fit, mitering the corners so as to look like woodwork.

By Preserver from Manitoba

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November 17, 20090 found this helpful

So clever! Kudos!!

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Three different bookmarks made from wallpaper.

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Leftover wallpaper or pieces from a sample book can be made into beautiful bookmarks. This is a guide about wallpaper bookmarks.


May 16, 20160 found this helpful

Quick Easy Wall Art

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This is a guide about quick easy wallpaper wall art. Wallpaper remnants and samples are often used in craft projects. Try your hand at making a unique piece of wall art using repurposed wallpaper.


By 1 found this helpful
February 7, 2007

At most dollar stores, I can buy wallpaper borders. I apply it to a tin can to match the decor. I have one on my end-table with pencils, pens, scissors, and whatnots. In the bathroom, it holds razors, toothbrush, comb, and tweezers.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 7, 20070 found this helpful

Not only do I LOVE this idea, I have some left over dollartree border from the bathroom, hmmmm...getting lots of deco ideas....thanks from a fellow Tarheel!

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April 19, 20051 found this helpful

Cut pictures out of wallpaper borders and apply to walls or garbage cans (wherever you want) to spice up your rooms. I sponged blue over white walls in my bathroom and cut fish out of a wallpaper border to create an underwater scene. Very cute and easy as the border is already pre-pasted.

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November 16, 2009

Wallpaper flowers on branch.

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Deco hole punches are especially nice to have a whole set of in varying sizes. Here, I punched out flowers from both scrap wallpaper and from another roll I picked up at either a thrift shop or rummage sale for $1 each.



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By 0 found this helpful
February 16, 2010

I am looking for ideas for making easy crafts using wall paper leftovers.

By Sandi from Brookville, IN

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February 19, 20100 found this helpful
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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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February 22, 20100 found this helpful
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Here is my link to a bookmark I submitted made from wall paper. http://www.thri  nt_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.

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