Easy Wallpaper Projects to Spruce Up Your Home: How-Tos

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Bed Head

Crafting a faux headboard out of wallpaper opens up all kinds of possibilities: You can play with colors, patterns, and shapes.

Materials
Wallpaper

Tools
Measuring tape
Pencil
Scissors
Painter's tape (optional)
Wallpaper paste
Brush or paint roller
Plastic float
Sponge

How-To
1. Measure your bed's width and decide how tall you want the headboard to be.
2. Trace or copy our template (go to LHJ.com/headboard) or draw your own design and enlarge it at a copy shop. For symmetry make the template for half of the headboard and then flip it so it mirrors itself when you trace it out.
3. Cut out the template and trace the design onto your wallpaper. If your design is wider than two widths of wallpaper, you may need to align and piece three sheets together. Line up the seams and temporarily tape them into one piece with painter's tape before you trace and cut out your design.
4. Cut out your design, remove the painter's tape and hang the paper in sections. Smooth out with a brush or plastic float and wipe off excess paste.

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