Create unique furniture pieces- Decoupage is a very effective and striking craft technique, which involves pasting a design to a piece of furniture, then protecting it with layers of varnish. you can paste any flat image, from wallpaper, wrapping paper, magazine pages and even napkins. I found these projects on Pinterest, for inspiration:
|Decoupage side table|
|Gorgeous patterned coat hooks|
Wrapping paper and gift tags- I've previously written about how wrapping a gift well can really add to its perceived value, and make the recipient feel like you have made a huge effort. Using wallpaper instead of wrapping paper is an easy way to add luxury- it's typically thicker, with a more sumptuous texture. Look at these cute gift tags, made for next to nothing!
|Gorgeous, and thrifty!|
Revamp a lampshade- You can pick up old lampshades in almost any charity shop for pennies, so why not give one a makeover using fancy wallpaper? I love these pretty floral vintage designs, and it looks fairly straightforward to do.
|Funky retro lampshades|
|I'd love this for my craft room!|
|You would never guess these were plain boxes and wallpaper!|