PRETTY ORGANIZED: WALLPAPER DESK SUPPLIES

Author and Blogger Elyse Major is back with a few wallpaper crafts to freshen up your work from home office.

Photos by Elyse Press Major

Working at home becoming a bit lackluster? Add some beauty to your surroundings by decorating everyday items into lovely accessories using pieces of Laura Ashley’s Peonies Dark Blush wallpaper. Chances are good that you have some of the basic supplies needed already hiding in your junk drawer or recycling bin. For a desk blotter, cut a length of wallpaper to place on your work surface and follow these steps to create a charming office set that includes pencil cups, clips, and book covers.

Peonies Dark Blush Wallpaper

PENCIL CUP

What you will need:

  • Tin can (emptied and rinsed well)
  • Glue or tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper
Peonies Dark Blush Wallpaper

Instructions:

Measure and cut a length of wallpaper and wrap around the exterior of a can; secure where ends meet or overlap with glue or tape. Alternately, cut out motifs and affix using a glue stick.

Peonies Dark Blush Wallpaper

CLIPS

What you will need:

  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper
  • Wooden Spring Clothespins
Peonies Dark Blush Wallpaper

Instructions:

Cut wallpaper scraps into narrow strips and measure to fit the two top sections of the clothespin; affix wallpaper with glue – press gently to secure, and trim any overhang.

BOOK COVER

What you will need:

  • Book or journal
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper
Peonies Dark Blush Wallpaper

Instructions:

Open a book and place horizontally pages-down over a sheet of wallpaper. You will want to cut the paper to be as tall as the book but keep at least two inches extra on each side to fold over to create a flap inside each cover. Band with a ribbon and tuck in a Laura Ashley Glasshouse Ballpoint pen.

Glasshouse Set of Three Ballpoint Pens

Also shown:

The Silver Effect Coffee Caddy also makes a lovely vessel for keeping supplies within reach and checking your reflection before that next video call.

Coffee Caddy

Note about Elyse Press Major:

Author Elyse Major has been creative since childhood. She released her first two books Tinkered Treasures and Seaside Tinkered Treasures back-to-back and is the co-author of a third book of IKEA hacks. She has kept the blog Tinkered Treasures since 2008 where she shares craft projects, favorite places, and more. Additionally, Elyse contributes writing for national shelter publications and is Editor in Chief at Providence Media, publishers of a family of lifestyle magazines in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family. Visit Elyse on Instagram at @elyse.press.major

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