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DIY Ideas For Vintage Wallpaper Scraps, Fabric Swatches & Postage Stamps

I’ve been a long-time fan and attendee of the über cool Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign, IL (did I mention that I’m super proud to live here?) and decided to show my support by sponsoring the festival this year.

As a sponsor, I got to put something in the swag bags for festival passholders. I pondered many ideas—pinback buttons, custom guitar picks, a simple flyer… but then it hit me. Why not give everyone a “piece” of Dear Home? So I put together Grab Bags containing a piece of vintage tack-tastic wallpaper, an out-of-this-world fabric swatch and an intricately designed postage stamp, all ready for a Saturday afternoon DIY project.

If you’re a passholder at this year’s festival, here’s a couple DIY ideas for using your Grab Bag pieces. Or if you’ve got some left-over wallpaper, fabric or old stamps lying around, give these a try!


Vintage Wallpaper Ideas

  1. Glass coasters from Martha Stewart
  2. Covered matchbooks from Morning Creativity
  3. Covered clothespins from KraftyDesign on Etsy

More ideas: Tray embellishmentsDrawer liners; DIY envelopes

Vintage Fabric Ideas

Photo: Fabric buttons from Design Sponge

More ideas: Swatch portraits

Vintage Postage Stamp Ideas

Photo: Postage Stamp Notebooks from Krrb

More ideas: Collage; Coasters


Send us a photo if you try one of these DIY ideas out, or if you have an idea yourself please share!