Simple Summer Home Decor Projects

Summer Projects are Here

Summer is here
Let’s all cheer

For now there is time to play
And more sunny hours in each day

If looking for a project to do
We have some ideas to make you coo

A couple of hours with paper and paste
You can complete your task with much haste

And create a finished look
That is unique and not by-the-book

So listen up and start your plan
You will have more fun than baking flan

Summer is a time for relaxation and regrouping. What better way to get a new perspective on life and your surroundings than to take on a simple easy-to-complete decorating project. And, do we have ideas for you. The month of July will be devoted to ways to make a big difference with minimal effort. For example, take a wallpaper border such as the one featured below and make drink coasters by adhering the border to a cork background and then applying a coat of varnish.

Cocktails Wallpaper that would make cool coasters!

Cocktails Wallpaper that would make cool coasters!

Or, create myriad new looks for your pictures by adding wallpaper mats. Grasscloth is particularly suited to this application. See some examples below.

Texture is in
Textured Wallpaper as a picture frame mat

Textured Wallpaper as a picture frame mat


Paisley is never out
Paisley Wallpaper used as frame mat

Paisley Wallpaper used as frame mat

Produce exciting tile plaques by just affixing wallpaper cutouts to individual tiles. Choose a wallpaper with words or cut out your own letters and add them on top of the paper. Seal it with a good varnish.

Sectioned Wallpaper Border used as tiles

Sectioned Wallpaper Border used as tiles

One of my favorite fast projects is to use wallpaper to create shopping bags to present as gift bags or use as your own personal fashion statement.

Vintage newspaper ad Wallpaper used as gift bags!

Vintage newspaper ad Wallpaper used as gift bags!

A great community project is to paper the neighborhood dumpster as in these examples below created by the artist Findley who is papering dumpsters around the world.

City dumpsters made pretty with wallpaper

City dumpsters made pretty with wallpaper

All in all this could shape up as one exciting summer–one in which you exercise your creative side and make a positive change in your immediate space but also perhaps in your community space as well. Wishing you a joyous July.

Mela

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