DIY Edition: Getting Creative with Wallpaper

DIY Edition: Getting Creative with Wallpaper

On today's blog post, we discover creative ideas you could easily put together with leftover wallpaper and gift wrap, so that nothing goes to waste.

(Images from Decopeques and Twotwentyone)

Buntings and Cake Toppers

Make buntings or cake topper bunting with your leftover wallpaper and gift wrap by cutting them into triangles, diamonds or any shape that suits the theme of your get-together. They're great as decoration for nurseries, and dresses up any kind of dessert or party with minimal effort.

(Images from Spoon FlowerIn Honor of Design and Curbly)

Cabinets, Dressers and Drawers

Give your old chest of drawers or cabinet a face-lift with these easy steps:

i. Remove drawers and unscrew handles if any
ii. Ensure there are no uneven bumps
iii. Measure and cut wall covering to the size of drawer front panel 
iv. Mod-podge away with your selected wallpaper and gift wrap and scrape out any air bubbles

v. Reattach knobs / handles of drawer

You should be rewarded a DIY black belt after this!

(Images from Just a Girl BlogEarnest Home Co and Happy Mundane)

Tray Liners

Create a very stylish and personalised tray with the use  of double sided tape or contact glue. We also love how easy it is to create the tray by using a photo frame! This simple DIY method will look splendid on the table alongside your wallpapered feature wall that shares the same print.

(Images from Sanity Fair and Sarahmdorsey Design)

Artwork in Frames

This is a great idea for homes looking to spruce up their walls with wall art. Cut your wallpaper/gift wrap wrap up to size, have it framed and you're all done!

(Image from Apartment TherapyDecor4all and DIY Network)

Background for Shelves 

We definitely love the idea of installing wallpaper at the back of shelves to create a background for your books and display. Grab more inspiration from our blogpost on Bookshelf Styling and compose a smashing display piece! 


(Images from 100 Layer Cakelet and Utah Style and Design)

Table Runners and Placemats

Probably the easiest DIY of them all - create place mats for your dining table with a twist. Cut your wallpaper / gift wrap to the size 12” x 18”or 14” x 20” and use a corner cutter around the edges to achieve a more finished look.

For table runners, simply ensure that your wallpaper / gift wrap edges are cut straight and neatly. Unroll it across your bare dining table or on top of a laid table cloth. Trim off any excess hanging edges to desired length. Add flower arrangements and a tray with some condiments containers to style.

For tips on wallpaper maintenance and care, check out this blog post for all your upkeep needs.

Header image from Oh Happy Days
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