Shopping at stationery stores, the beautiful paper sold by the sheet in brilliant colors and patterns always catches my eye. Many times they are thicker, more decorative and more expensive than the thinner gift wrap that is sold on a roll, but are so pretty that I would love to find an excuse to buy them. Here are three ideas for using paper to transform, protect and decorate in the home.
• 1 In a step-by-step DIY, Blue Eyed Yonder shows us how to transform cloth into stiff material akin to paper that works beautifully to line drawers. This can be done with either paper or cloth and both serves to protect your things and adds a little beauty to an otherwise overlooked spot.
• 2 I love the idea of turning something as common as a brick into a chic book end as demonstrated by Design Sponge. Adding a touch of color or a pattern that would feel too bold on a grander scale is perfect when done easily and affordably.
• 3 These decorative clip boards double as a display area in place of a cork board and are an easy DIY via Martha Stewart that can be changed on a whim.
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