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Whether you have a?left over roll or you’;ve found a print you love but have nowhere to put it, these easy DIY projects prove wallpaper isn’;t just for your walls To make a headboard for a queen bed, you’ll need a 12mm...


Whether you have a?left over roll or you’;ve found a print you love but have nowhere to put it, these easy DIY projects prove wallpaper isn’;t just for your walls

To make a headboard for a queen bed, you’ll need a 12mm-thick piece of MDF 80cm x 167cm (or cut it to the width of your bed plus 14cm). Cut wallpaper to cover MDF, allowing an extra 10cm at top and bottompersonalized gifts for kids, and making sure you match the pattern all the way across. Apply clear craft glue all over back of wallpaper and stick to MDF, wrapping ends over top and bottom of MDF. Let dry. To make a trim for the sides, cut 2 strips of MDF 3cm x 80cm and paint in desired colour (we used a black testpot). When dry, use liquid nails to glue strips to front of headboard, down each side; this creates a nice trim and covers edges of paper. When completely dry, attach heavy-duty mirror-hanging hooks to back and hang on wall.

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Create a statement mirror by revamping an old one. First remove mirror from frame. Cut wallpaper and wrap around the frame, making sure to match the pattern at any joins (position joins as unobtrusively as possible). Cut slits so the wallpaper can fold around the corners neatly. Stick wallpaper to back of frame with clear craft glue. If the mirror is going in a wet area (or for extra longevity) seal with a coat of clear vanish. Once dry, pop the mirror back into the frame.

Wallpaper looks great when framed so reuse an old frame (or buy a new one), pop in some wallpaper and hang.

Give a tray a new look by lining it with an offcut of striking wallpaper. Cut the wallpaper to fit the base and glue down with clear craft glue. When dry, seal with a coat of clear vanish.

Created and styled by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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