3 Great Ways to Use Leftover Wallpaper

You can do more with wallpaper than cover your walls! Here are 3 clever uses.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Line your drawers
Wallpaper remnants can be a great substitute for shelf liner paper when used to line dresser drawers or closet shelves — especially designs with raised patterns or fabrics, which may add a bit of friction to prevent things from moving around. Cut the wallpaper into strips sized in both length and width to accommodate the space.

Restore a folding screen
If you have an old folding screen that’s become torn or stained over the years, give it a new, younger look by covering it with leftover wallpaper. Use masking tape to hold the strips at top and bottom if you don’t want to glue it on top of the original material.

Protect schoolbooks
If your child goes through book covers on textbooks on a semi-regular basis, get your hands on some old rolls of wallpaper. Book covers made of wallpaper are typically more rugged than even the traditional brown paper bag sleeves; they can hold their own against pens and pencils, and are much better at handling the elements, especially rain and snow.