I have decided I am going to occasionally post non-fashion posts (mostly DIY projects) but still with a budget spirit to them. I am often doing fun crafts on the cheap, and am always wanting to share them.
I found this tutorial on how to make your own stationary with left over wallpaper at Design Sponge earlier this month and my crafty friends and I set out to make our own. With our scanty budgets in mind we changed a few things. First, we went to the Dollar Store and bought sets of cards, 8 for $1 (instead of buying fancy blank cards somewhere else). We tried to get cards that were blank inside (but did buy a few that had cheesy sayings inside like, "Your kindness is special, and so are you"). None of us had any wallpaper hanging around, but my friend Amanda and I found rolls at Big Lots for just $2. Now, this wasn't wall paper I would ever actually put up on my wall, but in small stationary doses, was kind of fun. Our other friends had vast supplies of scrapbook paper (and were kind enough to share, thanks Kristyn!) Wrapping paper could also be used for this craft. We did try to get our hands on old wallpaper sample books, but apparently this is not as easy as everyone likes to say. I am still on the hunt though, because they would make awesome fodder for craft night.
If the card had a saying inside we cut a solid mat for the inside of the card. At first, I thought these cards that needed mats would be the most tedious and I avoided them, but I found that I enjoyed the extra pop of color on the inside of these cards the very most.
What do you guys think? Are you a DIYer? Do you try to be? Any ideas on what to do with 56 sq. ft. of interesting wallpaper? Leave a comment!
Thanks for reading,
and Happy Crafting!
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