Vintage Wallpaper Covered Notepads & Pencils.
1. Gather your materials
Glue. I used lampshade glue because the covers of the notepads were a little shiny, and I didn't want to risk the paper and the cover separating.
Fine nosed pliers
2. Bend the end of the wire coil so that it opens up into a spiral like the rest of the wire.
3. Wind the wire coil out and set aside. Do this to all of the notepads.
4. Trace the cover onto your paper. I noticed that the bottom of each note pad was cut slightly different, so I just decided to go with a rectangle and tidy up the shape later.
5. Apply glue to the notepad cover and invert it face down onto the back of the wall paper.
6. When the glue is sufficiently dried (I went and did a few other things around the house while I waited about 30 mins), turn it face down and using your hole punch (I've had mine for YEARS, but I found one for you here), make a hole where each of the original covers holes are.
7. Replace the cover, and bend the wire coil end back to it's original position.
8. Admire your handy work! :)
I also covered pencils to go with the whole Safari theme ~ and I loved the result!!! I enjoyed it so much I may even cover a few more in time. :) All I did was use a strip of paper (the receipt from the pencils actually!), cut it to the length of the timber, and then wrapped it around till I had a tight fit for the pencil. I measured it, and cute the strip to that width. I double checked the fit on the pencil (You don't want to have to alter the fit once it is glued on the pencil!!!), and then marked and cut strips from the wall paper to match. I covered the back of the wall paper in PVA since it was going on to bare timber, lay the pencil on top, and rolled it on. Then I smoothed it with my finger to make sure there were no bubbles. And there you have it ~ matching notepads and pencils! :)
Happy Creating! :)
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