If You Love Wallpaper But Can't Commit, This Idea's For You

Wallpaper is a long-term commitment, so it's no surprise that most home dwellers steer clear of it. It takes the patience of a saint to self-install it, and if you don't have that, it'll cost you a chunk of change to have professionals apply it for you.

Then should you decide you don't want to be surrounded by a pea-green print for the rest of your life after all, a nightmare awaits you. And if you're a renter and are forbidden from changing up your walls, your options are extremely limited.

The folks at Sweet Paul have found a solution to this conundrum. Whether you have a scrap of wallpaper that you're in love with (but not sure whether you want to marry it), or it's one that you're not so sure about, you can mount it on a dowel rod and feature it as a wall hanging in your living space.

This trick shouldn't be limited to just wallpaper -- you can also use your favorite gift-wrap papers, fabrics, or whatever your heart desires. Check out the instructions below from Sweet Paul.

Vintage Wallpaper Wall Hanging

You will need:

  • vintage or new wallpaper (find it on Etsy)
  • scissors
  • 3/4" half-round wooden moldings
  • saw
  • hot glue gun
  • rope
  1. Measure out how long and wide you want your wall hanging and cut the wallpaper to size.
  2. Cut the wooden molding to size. You need 4 lengths and they should be 10" wider than the wallpaper. You can always smile and ask your local lumber yard to cut them for you.
  3. Hot glue 2 moldings on each end of the wallpaper.
  4. Tie a rope to the top ends of the moldings and tie a knot at the top.

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