It is always so much fun to find a stash of vintage wall paper in a thrift shop, flea market, or in a relative’s attic. Nostalgic, charming prints are the norm, and you’ll likely find prints that make you want to get crafty. Though you might not want to cover all of your walls with a grandma-esque patterns, these sweet prints are perfect for small DIY projects. Here are four ideas.
1. Patchwork Wall
You may not want to cover every wall with vintage wallpaper, but what about just one? This pretty patchwork pattern creates a quilt-like effect. I think this would look very cozy in a den or guest room! To make a wall like this, you will need to first cut wallpaper samples into uniform squares, if they are not all ready in them. Next, lay the squares out on the floor until you find a well-balanced arrangement. Apply the squares to the wall with wallpaper paste.
2. Peek-a-boo Drawers
This is a fun way to spice up a dresser. By gluing the wallpaper to the sides of drawers only, you create a peek-a-boo design. When all of the drawers are closed, the dresser looks normal. Each time you pull out a drawer, you catch a glimpse of the pretty design!
3. Tea Tray
Line a tray with wallpaper samples, and you have the perfect vehicle for breakfast in bed.
4. Coat Hangers
You can glue wallpaper onto wooden hangers with broad surfaces. Mix and match, or make a set! First, trace the shape of the hanger onto the back of the wallpaper. Cut out along your tracing lines so that you have the correct shape. Glue the wallpaper onto the hanger, and then paint Mod-Podge over the entire hanger for a smooth surface.
DIY projects with vintage wallpaper are really fun, because whatever product you create will automatically have a cool vintage vibe. Do you have any other creative wallpaper projects up your sleeve? Share in the comments section below!