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 says:

    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?


  2. I absolutely love this idea! :)

  3. Rebecca says:

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

  4. Love these ideas. Thanks.

  5. Poppies and Sunshine says:

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

  6. Becky says:

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

  7. tris1978ton says:

    Great idea!

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

  9. Free Pretty Things For You says:

    so so lovely!

  10. sweetromance says:

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

  11. Tricia Rose says:

    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…

  12. Il Mare Atelier says:

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

    Il Mare Atelier

  13. wig4usc says:

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

  14. skoots1mom says:

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

  15. Maxabella says:

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

  16. Cindy (Letters From Midlife) says:

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

  17. Candice says:

    Cool blog. It reminds me of the Idea Room.

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

  19. Debbie says:

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

  20. Kristin says:

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

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  21. Lauren says:

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

  22. Lauren says:

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

  23. Teresa says:

    Awesome, creative ideas!!!

  24. Barbara Photography says:

    so nice!

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