Last week I shared a quick tutorial for a DIY wallpapered tray using one of my favorite patterns of wallpaper designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel for Lulu & Georgia. You may remember that I promised an alternate method for reusing leftover wallpaper in your home, so I’m back with those DIY details today.
I’m going to keep this post kind of short and to the point, though, because John ended up coming home sick from work yesterday and I’m playing nurse (fingers crossed that the flu hasn’t infiltrated our home!), but the good news is that this project is super “short and to the point” to make, too, so there’s no need for a long-winded description anyway.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Wooden pot (I got mine for $4 from the craft aisle at Target)
- Leftover wallpaper scrap
- Razor blade
Start by laying your scrap of wallpaper face-down on a flat work surface. Place your wooden pot on its side toward the outer edge of the paper, and then grab your pen. Place the tip of your pen right at the bottom edge of the pot where it meets the wallpaper, then, while slowly rolling the pot across the paper, move your drawing tool with the pot to trace a line.
To trace the top line, repeat the steps by rolling your pot back the way it came without picking it up, with your pen now situated at the top of the pot. When finished tracing, cut the shape out of the wallpaper with scissors. Note that the traced shape will look really strange, like you see pictured above, but it’ll all work out and make sense when you lay the paper against your pot.
To adhere the wallpaper to the outside of your wooden pot, either follow the instructions that came with the full roll to activate the paste or, if your wallpaper isn’t pre-pasted, use double-sided tape to stick it to the pot’s surface. Like with the wallpapered tray I shared last week, you can push any air bubbles out using a credit card or other straightedge tool, and you can also perfect any uneven edges using a sharp razor blade.
If you wanted to go one step further you could paint the top rim of your pot to match the green wallpaper, or even cover the exposed wood with more wallpaper, but I personally like seeing the raw wood grain, so I left it alone.
I have the newly decorated pot sitting out on my desk now holding things like my glasses, extra pencils, and my headphones, but I love the idea of repurposing it for a plant down the road. Don’t you think it would look so striking with fresh greenery pouring out the top and down the sides? Now, I’m off to go check on John…Stay healthy, guys!