Jun 04 2010

Wallpaper Scraps Crafts and Decorating

I found some wonderful ways to use wallpaper scraps.I came across these creative and easy ideas for using leftover wallpaper.

Mount wallpaper remnants (especially antique or hand-painted ones) on fiberboard frames and then hang on the wall. A unique piece of art! Image from Gaita Interiors






Cover the surface of a coffee table or small tabletop and then coat with polyurethane (or have a piece of glass cut to fit on top.) Image  from Design Sponge




Transform open shelving by adhereing to the inside of the shelves, so much nicer than just plain paint.

Cut flowers, birds, and shapes from  decorative wallpaper and paste them onto a wall. I think this is a great idea for a teens or child’s room.

Decorate the front of a chest of drawers by simply unscrewing the knobs, then lightly sand the surface. Cut strips to size―slightly smaller than the drawer front to create a framed effect, or large enough to completely cover the space―and adhere. Replace knobs. So easy! Image  redbook magazine



Have fun, I’d love to know if you try any of these ideas.

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  1. shopgirl

    What a lovely idea Katherine…I must try this one day…do you think you can also use rice paper or strong types of wrapping paper?


    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh yes, absolutely. Have fun

  2. Dori

    I absolutely love this idea! :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      so happy to share

  3. Rebecca

    What a clever idea. I like that nothing goes to waste and one could always share with another the 'scraps'.

    1. Katherines Corner

      recycle, upcycle decorate!

  4. Liza

    Love these ideas. Thanks.

    1. Katherines Corner


  5. Poppies and Sunshine

    Love these ideas! So creative! The framed wallpaper looks fantastic :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      That is one of my favorites!

  6. Becky

    Wow this is a faboulous idea.Gorgeous papers.I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Katherines Corner

      My pleasure Hugs!

  7. tris1978ton

    Great idea!

    1. Katherines Corner

      happy you like it :-)

  8. Lin

    Does anyone wallpaper rooms anymore? It's funny how it goes in and out of fashion. this is a good in-between.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I think people prefer to wallpaper only one accent wall now. Hugs

  9. Free Pretty Things For You

    so so lovely!

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  10. sweetromance

    What a pretty idea. This offers a lot of versatility.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love the ease of it too. and no waste!

  11. Tricia Rose

    I have some wonderful mid-century wallpaper I use to wrap presents – it's a townscape, very Lowry-esque. Maybe I should save some for decor…

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh yes, I can just picture it in frames or on the top of a desk or table. :-)

  12. Il Mare Atelier

    Wow, there are some great ideas here, thanks for sharing, Katherine!

    Il Mare Atelier

  13. wig4usc

    I love those ideas, love the picture with the framed wallpaper, so cute11

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hugs and thank your for stopping by

  14. skoots1mom

    great ideas…
    think i'll try this in my guest room

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh please share if you do. Hugs

  15. Maxabella

    Looks great and is the ideal way for wallpaper-hesitant me to venture in. Thanks Katie.

    1. Katherines Corner

      baby steps, giggle

  16. Cindy (Letters From Midlife)

    That's a good idea for someone like me who will never have my walls covered with wallpaper by choice! Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Katherines Corner

      You can find scraps at the wallpaper shops too. Hugs

  17. Candice

    Cool blog. It reminds me of the Idea Room.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you I haven';t heard of the idea room I’ll check it out ;-)

  18. Dee

    This idea would be great for an apartment where they will not let you paint. You can make them any size you want.

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  19. Debbie

    I love that idea. I love the one from Dee (above) too about making them as large as you might want.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love that this post sparked ideas. :-)

  20. Kristin

    What a great idea. I never would have thought of that!

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  21. Lauren

    Oh, this is such a cute idea! I'll have to remember this for when I get my own place.

    1. Katherines Corner

      An inexpensive way to add a little style. Hugs

  22. Lauren

    That is so cute! I love that rustic, hotel look. :)

  23. Teresa

    Awesome, creative ideas!!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Happy to share, hugs

  24. Barbara Photography

    so nice!

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you

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