We generally have several rolls of paper tucked away, waiting for special occasions. It occurred to me, that beautiful paper deserves a home other than the trash can. It is often expensive, and high quality paper. Let’s look at two ways I am using it besides gift wrap:
Project One is a large frame that I have reused several times. Artwork is costly, this isn’t, yet gives your home updates with 20 minutes of effort. (Please excuse grainy pics, my normal camera is having issues)
The frame is large and had a mat already. I backed it with nice metallic gold wrapping paper. To create a seasonal look, I blew up a favorite photo, mounted it on a piece of cardstock and added a few small odds and ends. The only extra cost to change is the 8 x 10 picture. Here is a closeup:
Wrapping paper can be used for modge podge-ing onto just about anything. If you need a temporary fix, let me show you an ongoing project I am working on. Haven’t finished because it takes some time to move the books, and I am not sure about the paper yet. This is a set of bookshelves in a room with less natural light. Being black sucks the brightness right out.
I had the idea to back the shelves with paper and see how it looked. I know I could clear some shelves off and attain more visual space, but, let’s be real here. No way! I treasure my books and need to work around them. What do you think of this?
We’ll see how it works out… What I hope you’ll take away from today’s post is…try it! Always just try it and see how things feel. Not all ideas are great, but it is amazing how delightful decorating becomes when we take chances. Nothing is permanent. These sort of projects are meaningful because personal touches are being added. Remember, we don’t just decorate to follow design rules. We are creating homes. Unique. Try something new today. Tell me how you liked it…
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