You’re going to have leftover pieces of wallpaper after you paper a room; that’s a fact. Instead of gathering up all those little pieces and throwing them in the garbage use them to make unique accents for the room where the new wallpaper is. You can create an entire theme in the room just by using some small pieces of the leftover paper.
With a little watered-down white glue you can change the look of ordinary light switch covers. Cut out the rectangular shape then cut out the area where the switch itself will go. Apply the glue directly to the switch cover and attach the wallpaper piece. If you make tiny slits on the four corners you’ll be able to shape the paper to the beveled edges of the switch cover.
Drape a piece of wallpaper over an upside-down bowl and shape the paper to be like the bowl. Make tiny pleats around the top of the wallpaper then tie a bow around it to secure. The wallpaper bowls can hold pine cones, bath and body products or other lightweight things.
Make wallpaper place mats by simply laminating the wallpaper. If you don’t have a laminating machine just trap the wallpaper between two pieces of clear contact paper. Cut the wallpaper place mats into circles, ovals, rectangles or other designs.
Make a coaster by cutting a shape from the wallpaper, like a heart. Glue the shape to a paper doily which you’ll find at nearly any dollar-theme store. Laminate the doily and trim around the edges. These coasters are disposable or reuseable.
Draw a line, from left to right, on a scrap of wallpaper. Cut straight up on both ends of the line to form a tall triangle. Cut out the triangle and lay a toothpick across the shortest side of the triangle. Coat the piece with white glue – watered down – and roll it from the wide end to the point. After the glue has dried remove the toothpick. Make many of these wallpaper beads and string them to make curtain tie-backs or just glue them around a picture frame in the room. They look great around the top and bottom of a lampshade or even around the base of a pillar candle.
With white glue you can attach leftover wallpaper scraps to lamps or lampshades, headboards, foot boards, cupboard doors, hampers, trash cans, vases and many other things. Set these things around the wallpapered room to add beautiful accents that match!