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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Etceteras: faux wood {aka contact paper}

How much fun can a person have with a roll of wood grain contact paper? A lot!

There are so many things you can do with contact paper. Cover books and notebooks – I’m tempted to cover all my cookbooks and add simple labels. They might look nice all lined up on my white shelf or It could be faux wood grain overkill so I’ll have to think about it. 

Cut free form strips and make a votive using an old jar. 

The candle flame looks so pretty peeking through the strips.

Upcycle an old lotion or soap dispenser. 

Contact paper comes in a variety of patterns and colors. I lucked out and found this wood grain pattern at a dollar store and picked up a few rolls. You can use it like vinyl – cut shapes with a craft punch and decorate a wall. Or run a piece through your Cricut machine {there are many tutorials online on how to substitute contact paper for the name brand vinyl}.

I’m going to restrain myself and not cover everything in wood grain contact paper. Perhaps this is a case of less is more.
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