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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Fabric as wallpaper question on: November 08, 2007 12:25:57 PM
I'd really like to cover my walls with fabric but I don't really know how to best go about attaching it. I'd really prefer not to hang it or have it loose and curtainy, but I don't know if any other way would work. Would staples or tacks do the job? I'm planning on using toile and I'm not sure if it'll be too heavy for tacks to hold up. I don't want the staples to be too noticeable if I have to use them, either, and I'm wary of the starch method because I'm not sure how that will affect the walls (I'm moving into an apartment and can't have wallpaper.)

Also, I'm terrible at math and I don't know how many yards I'll need based on my room dimensions. Surely there's some sort of formula to figure this out other than just measuring?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sunbonnets and spraypaint? on: May 27, 2007 12:39:10 PM
I hope this is in the right forum.

Anyway, I just got an old wide-brimmed hat from my Nana that I'm planning to revamp a bit (the band and netting are discolored and the wonky bow in the back has to go.) I'd also like to dye it/paint it somehow because its beige-ish color doesn't match anything in my wardrobe.

Would spray paint work? Dye? Anything else? It's one of those straw-look hats but it's made out of polyester. I need to find something that will stick to the hat and not chip or be affected by the sun. 
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Paper pulp jewelry/molded objects [hack tutorial added!] on: December 29, 2006 11:28:07 AM
I found a tutorial at this site: http://www.tappi.org/paperu/art_class/ornaments.htm for making jewelry/magnet/ornament shapes using homemade paper pulp and candy molds.

This seems like a pretty good idea, but I was wondering if anybody had worked with something like this before because I have a few questions. I'm assuming you'd have to use some sort of lacquer or varnish over the stuff once it had dried, or maybe put Mod Podge/glue in the mixture to make it more sturdy? If you're making jewelry with it, how does it react to drilling holes in it (does it crumble, etc?) 
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