Great Uses for Up Cycled Wallpaper for Craft Projects

Up Cycled Wall Paper Craft Projects
After seeing documentaries about the piles of garbage we accumulate and the harm it does to the environment, I decided that I will try to up cycle whenever possible. As a crafty person, I already give new life to many things that someone else might throw into trash and have learned over the years that one only has to change once perspective and look at this old stuff and see it's potential. This is the case with old wall paper. Let's face it at one point you thought it was pretty, that's why you put up on your walls, right?


Most likely you also purchased more than you needed just in case you might run out. So where are those left over rolls? Have you trashed them or are they collecting dust somewhere? Why not take them out and up cycle them?


In today's post I will show you some clever ideas how to make use of those old rolls. 
Wallpaper as gift wrap and bows


How to Make Gift Wrap and Bows

Bow Instructions


Tip for using wall paper as gift wrap. First cut off a smaller more manageable size of the roll. Once you have the desired size use the back of a knife and score the paper along the fold lines. Wall paper can be stiff and this makes folding the edges much easier.



I have added a free printable PDF with the bow patter that you can either use to print and cut or upload to Cricut Design Space to use.

Make Envelopes


 Since wall paper is stronger than regular card stock it is ideal for making strong envelopes in a variety of sizes. Small ones can be used for correspondence and super large ones are great for storing scrapbooking supplies. 

instructions for making envelopes

You can download the free PDF by adding it to your cart. Then upload either print the file or upload it to Cricut Design space. Use the corners in Cricut design space to change the size to the size you need and then let the machine print and cut.

print and cut

I will be adding more project ideas shortly ~ Happy Creating!
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