A "fool the eye" bookcase made from wallpaper borders.
Approximate Time: Two hours or less
Depending on the size you want your bookcase, cut the border featuring books into pieces of equal length.
For the "shelves", cut the wood grain border into narrow strips.
Glue the book strips to the wall with the shelving strips in between.
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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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.
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.
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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I am looking for ideas for making easy crafts using wall paper leftovers.
By sandi from Brookville, IN
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!
Here is my link to a bookmark I submitted made from wall paper. www.thriftyfun.com/
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.
Leftover wallpaper or pieces from a sample book can be made into beautiful bookmarks. This is a page about wallpaper bookmarks.
This is a page about quick easy wallpaper wall art. Wallpaper remnants and samples are often used in craft projects.