Projects Using Wallpaper: More Thrifty DIY

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper. It’s not even Thursday yet and I already have some fun and thrifty DIY projects for you. What do these all have in common? They’re each done using a single roll or less of wallpaper. Wallpaper isn’t just for walls anymore! Here are a dozen different projects for you.

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper

1. Save money and freshen up a room by covering an old lampshade with a graphic patterned wallpaper like this blue and white nautical inspired stripe. Wallpaper Lampshade Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Save money and freshen up a room by covering an old lampshade with a graphic patterned wallpaper like this blue and white nautical inspired stripe. Wallpaper Lampshade Tutorial

Good Housekeeping

2. A bed just doesn’t look complete without a headboard of some kind. If you don’t have the space or funds for a regular headboard, make one using wallpaper. Wallpaper Headboard Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: A bed just doesn't look complete without a headboard of some kind. If you don't have the space or funds for a regular headboard, make one using wallpaper. Wallpaper Headboard Tutorial

Martha Stewart

3. Revamp a boring dresser by putting wallpaper on the drawer fronts. Then paint out the dresser in a coordinating color.

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Revamp a boring dresser by putting wallpaper on the drawer fronts. Then, paint out the dresser in a coordinating color.

Better Homes and Gardens

4. Mismatched wallpaper in blue and white offers a bit of the unexpected when applied to these stair risers. The look is cohesive because the patterns are all in similar colors and style, and there is plenty of white space to break things up.

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Mismatched wallpaper in blue and white gives offers a bit of the unexpected when applied to these stair risers. The look is cohesive because the patterns are all in the same colors and are a similar style, and there is plenty of white space to break things up.

Serena and Lilly via Apartment Therapy

5. Give your light switch plates a little pizzazz by wrapping them in wallpaper. Wallpaper Light Switch Plate Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Give your light switch plates a little pizzaz by wrapping them in wallpaper. Wallpaper Light Switch Plate Tutorial

Martha Stewart

6. A little bit of wallpaper gives a plain roller shade a beautiful and stylish update. Here the window trim has been painted out in a coordinating color to frame the shade. Wallpaper Window Shade Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: A little bit of wallpaper gives a plain roller shade a beautiful and stylish update. Here the window trim has been painted out in a coordinating color to frame the shade. Wallpaper Window Shade Tutorial

Midwest Living

7. Cover empty coffee tins with wallpaper, stack them, and wrap it all up with a belt to make a cute desk or craft organizer. Wallpaper Coffee Tins Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Cover empty coffee tins with wallpaper, stack them, and wrap it all up with a belt to make a cute desk or craft organizer. Wallpaper Coffee Tins Tutorial

Kootut Murut

8. Turn ordinary doors into something fabulous by adding a colorful inset of wallpaper. This is a great way to introduce a bold pattern into a room. Wallpaper Door Inset Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Turn ordinary doors into some fabulous by adding a colorful inset of wallpaper. This is a great way to introduce a bold pattern into a room. Wallpaper Door Inset Tutorial

Martha Stewart

9. Use wallpaper to spruce up the small spaces in your kitchen, like inside the drawers. Add a touch of whimsy by mixing and matching various patterns and colors.

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Use wallpaper to spruce up the small spaces in your kitchen, like inside the drawers. Add a touch of whimsy by mixing and matching various patterns and colors.

Good Housekeeping

10. A pair of blonde wood stools had no personality until they were covered with wallpaper and a little Mod Podge. Now they’re fun and colorful side tables.

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: A pair of blonde wood stools had no personality until they were covered with wallpaper and a little Mod Podge. Now they're fun and colorful side tables.

Good Housekeeping

11. Make your own hanging wall art with a few wallpaper scraps. Roll the top and bottom of the wallpaper over a wooden dowel and attach with glue or staples. Tie a decorative ribbon or cord from the top and it’s ready to hang.

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Make your own hanging wall art with a few wallpaper scraps. Roll the top and bottom of the wallpaper over a wooden dowel and attach with glue or staples. Tie a decorative ribbon or cord from the top and it's ready to hang.

Better Homes and Gardens

12. Create your own unique coasters by affixing wallpaper to the backs of glass squares. This is a great way to use up scraps of wallpaper. Wallpapered Glass Coasters Tutorial

DIY Projects Using Wallpaper: Create your own unique coasters by affixing wallpaper to the backs of glass squares. This is a great way to use up scraps of wallpaper. Wallpapered Glass Coasters Tutorial

Martha Stewart

Which one of these projects do you think you’d like to try first?

Peggy

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Enjoyed this post and the different ideas you have shown. I look for wallpaper at yard sales and grab the patterns that I like. I line drawers and shelves with it. Recently I used wallpaper on the back of the bookshelf. Used a different pattern on each shelf and was pleased with the results.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Love the idea of using it on the backs of bookshelves, Melanie. It’s such a great way to add style to a plain bookcase.

  2. 3

    says

    I love a great DIY, I used to, when I was a teenager, use wallpaper or fabric to cover hatboxes to match my room and I used them for makeup and hair accessories on my dresser, this post made me remember that! Great post peggy!

    • 4

      Peggy Pardo says

      Thanks, Myrna! Glad you liked it. Sounds like you had great style ever since you were little! 🙂

  3. 5

    says

    The wallpaper on the light switches was very original. I’ve never thought about that before. I especially liked the one with the musical notes.

    • 6

      Peggy Pardo says

      It’s one more way to add personal style to a room, Lauren. Happy you discovered something new here! 🙂

      • 7

        says

        Thanks Peggy, I did. Come to your blog quite a bit to find cool stuff like this. The next time I have some spare pattern I am going to try just that. Hopefully I don’t electrocute myself taking the panel off 🙂

        • 8

          Peggy Pardo says

          My pleasure, Lauren! I’d love to see what you do..hint, hint…Maybe you can send a pic? 😉