| Picture Mat - Cut wallpaper to make a mat for pictures. Turn paper over and measure picture to be framed. Using a knife cut out hole. Tape picture to back of paper and frame. This looks wonderful.
Contributed by H&RBlockGan
Bulletin Board - Cover the cork part of a bulletien board with wall paper (tape on for a temporary different look, glue on for a permanant look). It looks especially
good if it matches the walls or color of the room!Contributed by Meghan
Drawer Liner - Line the inside of desk drawers with wall paper. That way, things slide out more easily, and it makes it look richer. Contributed by Meghan
Mirror Decoration - Use the same border as in the bathroom to trim around mirrors. I have cut about 1/4 inch strip off of the border and wet it, then stick it on the mirror around the perimeter. Looks great!
Contributed by Kelly Peak, GPeak57720@aol.com
Make a Fan - Tiny for a doll, or large enough to decorate a wall... - Instructions here
Make "designer" candles - Instructions here
Make your own envelopes - Instructions here
Make accordian letters - Letter #1 Instructions here - Letter #2 Instructions here
Shapes for decoupage - Cut out the shapes of flowers and leaves and decoupage them to virtually anything - table tops, frames, decorative boxes, etc. - Decoupage
Designer wastebaskets - Wrap large ice cream containers (like the type used by Baskin-Robbins) with leftover wallpaper, to make 'designer' waste baskets (goes great in a bath or bedroom papered with the same
material). Contributed by Clyde Morron, email@example.com
Make placemats - Paste two sheets together, with pasted sides together, and let completely dry. Cut out in rectangular, oval or other desired shape for placemats (you can use other placemats as a template).
Can be laminated at a hobby or teacher's store for extra durability. Contributed by Clyde Morron, firstname.lastname@example.org
Window or wall treatment - Glue leaves and shapes over a doorway, archway or window. Cover with a light coat of paint and sand off for a "worn" effect.
Make unique bookmarks - Instructions here
Make expensive looking jewelry or kitchen magnets - Instructions here
Cut shapes/pattern to decorate a planter - Cut shapes and glue to flower box or pot. Coat with sealant.
Decorate a fairy castle - Use as wallpaper or floor decoration on the inside rooms of a dollhouse or fairy house. Castle instructions here.
Cover gift boxes - Glue the wallpaper to the outside of a box to make a pretty gift box -- or -- use it to make your own boxes! If the wallpaper isn't heavy enough, glue two pieces back to back, or glue it
to lightweight cardboard and then fold the box.
Cut out clothes for paper dolls
Make dollhouse rugs - Some patterns lend themselves well to tiny rugs - glue a fringe or lace edge on an oval or rectangular shape.
Collage material - Let the kids cut out shapes and pictures for collages.
Make greeting cards - Glue a piece of white paper to the back. Fold in half. Cut an oval in the center of the front of the card, and inside the card, glue something neat, a family photo, a jewel, etc. that
will show through the oval.
Decorate jar lids
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*From Barb's Pad