Many of us have extra rolls of beautiful wallpaper in our homes. Don’t throw them out! You can put these leftovers to good use. Check out these 10 project ideas for inspiration so you can get crafty with your home decor!
DIY Origami Lampshade
Wallpaper is such a versatile medium! Can you believe that this hanging lamp is constructed from leftover wallpaper? It looks as if it came from an upscale store with a hefty price tag! Your friends will not believe that you made this gorgeous lamp yourself!
DIY Wall Art
Do you have some empty space on your wall and an empty pocketbook as well? Not to worry, wallpaper to the rescue. Take some leftover wallpaper strips and arrange them on your wall as art. Cheap, easy and fun!
Marimekko Stair and Lampshade Upcycle
Marimekko is a Finnish company that has been in business since 1951. They are known for products that feature bold colors and designs. Claire, the owner of Pillar Box Blue, revamped her stairway and hallway light with wallpaper designed by this company. As Claire says in the tutorial, “You either loved or hated it,” there is no middle ground with this design style.
If you have stairs that have seen better days in your home, revamping them with wallpaper strips is an economical and quirky…
Upcycled Wallpaper Covered Radio
Wallpaper can be applied to almost any vertical surface as long as the surface is clean and dry. You can even give an old radio new life with some old fashioned floral styled wallpaper. A perfect look for those that love vintage style design.
Wallpaper Flower Wreath
Many wallpaper rolls have beautiful flowers printed on the paper as part of the design. Make a cute wreath by cutting out the paper flowers and arranging them in a circle. Add some natural eucalyptus as filler, and you have lovely home decor that costs almost nothing to make!
This craft is easy enough for kids to do, and would work well with homeschoolers, scout groups and in the classroom as a cute springtime craft.
Five Minute DIY: Decoupaged Wooden Tray
Add some color and pizzazz to an ordinary wooden tray with some leftover wallpaper scraps. Measure the bottom of the tray and cut a rectangle of the paper to size. Then apply decoupage medium to the bed of the tray. Attach the wallpaper cutout to the bottom of the tray and dry. Get ready to receive compliments from your guests! This project is a no fail craft that anyone can make in under five minutes.
DIY Lampshade with a Hidden Design
Line a lampshade with geometric printed wallpaper for an instant designer look at budget prices. The inner lining looks elegant during the daylight hours and adds interest at night. The printed design show through the shade when the lamp is turned on.
Wallpaper Photo Backdrop
Make a photo backdrop from leftover scraps of vintage style wallpapers. Can you imagine a bride and her bridesmaids in front of this shabby chic wall? Such a lovely and feminine photo backdrop that costs next to nothing! What a fabulous way to repurpose leftover floral wallpapers.
Wallpaper Decoupage Flower Pots
Make your flower pots into pieces of art with leftover floral wallpaper and decoupage medium that is formulated for use outdoors. Your deck or patio will look beautiful decorated with these beauties! You will smile every time you look at your plants. So pretty!
Wallpaper as Gift Wrap
Wallpaper can be recycled into many things, but none is more useful than turning it into wrapping paper. Cover your gifts with leftover wallpaper, and you will have an economical yet stunning presentation. You could also wrap your gift in plain old butcher or freezer paper and decorate with wallpaper cutouts as in the photo above. Save your money and save the planet at the same time by recycling.