Random Idea: Wall Paper & Fabric Books

Many Paint, Wall Covering & Decorating stores will give away discontinued wall covering and fabric books. I just went and asked at our local store. They took my name and number and said they call people seasonally to clear out their old and discontinued books. She had an upholstery book on hand which she gave to us on the spot. She said she would be happy to call us when she had more to give away. So expect to see some crafty projects in the future using wall paper and or fabric samples!

We already made some beautiful bean bags! The upholstery fabric is nice and thick. The girls are having a blast making up games. We toss them into the laundry basket or onto our small Ikea circle rugs.

I suspect most teachers know this already...especially art teachers! Old wall paper books are great for the preschool & kindergarten classrooms. Because the wallpapers are stiff they are great for Collage, Cutting Shapes, Cutting Letters, Cut out pieces for Matching Games, Bulletin Boards...

4 comments:

Katie said...

How fun I've never been able to get my hands on an fabric book but I've used many a wall paper one!

Valerie said...

Oh, I am soooo jealous and drooling over that fabric book! I'm going to have to get myself one... thanks! :-)

Katie said...

I just saw in a really old Martha Stewart magazine clipping I still have around that you can use the wall paper scraps to make cards too.

Mama King said...

I can't wait until we get the call to pick up our wallpaper books! The card idea could be fun...you could also treat it like an appliqué!

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