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piratecore
« on: May 25, 2006 04:10:58 PM »

 I have 15 huge wallpaper sample books... we are using some for collage with the kids at the camp im running. Any other ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006 08:13:11 PM »

They are great for journal covers, greeting cards, placemats, scrapbooking and my favorite gift wrap! Instead of tape, wet the wallpaper and wrap the gift. It's fun to watch them being opened. Especially if you wrap a few days before and the glue gets really hard. ;)d

btw: I do have a few patterns for kids crafts, I'd be happy to email to you. Just pm me
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elmeberhart
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006 03:40:16 PM »

Only 15? lol
I used to get about 75 booklets or more per year from a local design shop...

I use them for:
recovering boxes, making cards and envelopes, recovering can's (of all kinds, shapes, and sizes), collage.

I have seen them glued to wood (decoupage) pieces to be used as shelves, or coat hanging shelf type units. They sell for about $20 or more!

Hope this inspires you!
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KatieJoy
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006 03:43:13 PM »

I have 15 huge wallpaper sample books... we are using some for collage with the kids at the camp im running. Any other ideas?

I work at a camp too... we have lots and lots of wallpaper sample books (plus excessive amounts of tulle but that's another story... honestly it sounds fun (endless quantities of tulle) but it's really not...) My favorite things to make out of the wallpaper are baskets (weave the paper) and little oragami boxes (or big oragami boxes).

Have fun!
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piratecore
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006 08:07:11 PM »

THANKS guys! another idea i had was a fashion project where they design an outfit, draw it, and use the paper as the "fabric" pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006 08:10:17 PM »

This is wee bit off topic but elmeberhart how in the world did you get 75 booklets a year of wallpaper samples??  Shocked
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