Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fun with vintage wallpaper

I have been having fun playing with some vintage wallpaper. It is fragile and a little tricky to work with but well worth the effort. Some of the papers I got from my friend Rhea
at sweetnshabbyroses. She has more for sale! I have a few patterns available in my etsy shop.

These are Christmas ornaments I covered with 6 different papers and of course german glass glitter. They don't scream Christmas so they could be left out all year long. 

Remember these bowls or baskets from the 50's? Ok, maybe you are younger than me. They used to make them with leftover greeting cards, usually Christmas cards. I made mine using vintage wallpaper that was laminated for strength.  It's a cute little catch-all for the desk or craft table. All the lovely patterns make me happy!

17 comments:

Connie said...

Those are darrrrrlingggg!!! Oh, my sweet chick, you've hit upon a great idea and hope they go well for you.
SMooches, friend,
Connie

Lori said...

love what you did with the wallpaper...your ornaments are gorgeous!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love these! The papers are just the right colors and so pretty!

Sharon said...

Karen your project turned out so well, I LOVE the ornies.

Beth Leintz said...

Love what you've been up to! I recognize your paper mache ornament shape- I tried to cover one in wallpaper and I agree-it's TRICKY- I gave up. Do you have instructions for your darling baskets?

Beth Quinn said...

those are amazing !! just love them - thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog too !!! i have you in my giveaway so please come again soon!xo,
beth

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, so nice to see you and thank you for your visit. Your ornaments are way cute. What a wonderful cottage accent year round.
Have a great day.
Blessings, Celestina
la rea rose

Amy said...

Beautiful. They are perfect for year round!
Amy

The Vintage Rose said...

loved seeing your vintage wallpaper creations - wish I knew where to get some vintage wall paper in Australia. I decided to make some decorations with different rose (quilting) fabrics. I will have to get a wriggle on get started so that I can post pics on my blog. I enjoy seeing what other crafters are up to.

Happy To Be said...

What a great thing to do with wall paper...and I so remember those from the 50's...thanks for coming by for tea today...hugs and smiles Gloria

dana said...

Those ornaments are so clever! I just love their shape--and the fact that they are made from vintage wall paper and sprinkled with glitter makes them all the more wonderful! When I was a kiddo, we would make little baskets similar to yours from old Christmas cards! You just brought back some sweet memories! Dana

Pink Slippers said...

Your thingies are so darling. I love all the vintage pretties. Thanks for visitng me so I found your blog too.

Pearl said...

Well I finally fished going through your blog and what a sight to see.Everything is so wonderful. Keep up the good work I'll be back

natalea said...

love these!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

those are fab-u-lous!!

Angela Harris said...

Wow, these are great. They look like so much work. Very nice.

Deborah said...

I hope you read this. I have been checking out your blog. I love everything on it and just have to comment. Love the little baskets and ornaments.