Give your decor an inexpensive update with pretty papers and botanical prints
Using pretty paper to update furniture and other decorative items is a quick and easy way to give things a fresh new look. From gift wrap to wallpaper, there’s a wealth of designs to inspire and experiment with.
Botanical prints don’t have to hang on the wall. This image of hellebores fits into a standard-size photo frame and is the perfect complement to a vase of garden blooms. To make the plain frame more interesting, dry white cannellini beans have been glued to its inner edge.
moulding (from a hardware store) makes a modern “frame” for a length of special wallpaper, glued on at the top and bottom, with rope for hanging.
this “cheat’s découpage” vase, the birds were cut from wrapping paper and pasted on with PVA glue. It’s easiest if you use a straight-sided vase.
Customise an inexpensive, plain shelving unit by papering the back of it. This summery patterned paper would look right at home in a craft room, office or cottage-style kitchen.