Friday, May 22

Wallpaper Projects Book - The WINNERS!

Last week, I announced that Chronicle Books had generously offered two lucky sfgirlbybay readers a chance to win one of two copies of Wallpaper Projects - a new DIY book from craft experts Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith of The Curiosity Shoppe. Over a hundred of you wrote in with some fantastic ideas and two of you were selected!

Our first winner is Vera Devera with her DIY Wedding projects. Vera said, "I would use the wallpaper to make my DIY wedding invitations, including: Double-pasting to the back of the invitation, Belly bands and Envelope liners. If I find enough of it, I'd also consider using "vintage" style wallpaper as inexpensive table runners (stitched together)." All, really wonderful ideas for re-purposing wallpaper.

The second winner is Kelsey Klassen. Kelsey had these great ideas: "I would wallpaper my phone books because there always seems to be three laying around, and I can never bring myself to get rid of them just in case. I would also line the inside of old glass jars with vintage wallpaper to create pretty ways to store bathroom supplies like cotton balls and q-tips. I am also planning to wallpaper the section under our breakfast bar because it is a sadly neglected stretch of vertical space." I am so with her on the phone book idea - I can't stand the way they look, but always think I'll need one!

Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to everyone who wrote in such great ideas! To read any of these excellent DIY ideas, check the comments section on this post. And, for more about Wallpaper Projects and how to order, click here, and to keep up with Lauren & Derek - check out their blog, Smarts & Crafts.

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