The best use for your wallpaper cut-offs: Wallpaper Biscuits and Stars

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Flour, sugar, butter, add an egg and perhaps a smidgeon of cinnamon...
Christmas scents fill the air, and the first Christmas confectionery has probably been eaten.
For me, it was a much enjoyed yearly ritual to bake Christmas biscuits with my uncle. Gingerbread, coconut macaroons and of course, cut-out cookies. The many different shapes with their colourful icing patterns were always my favourite. But they were also very decorative. One year, our Christmas tree was entirely decorated with those pretty sweet treats. But due to the fact that I have always had a sweet tooth, they were gone in no time.

For this year, we've thought of something a little bit more durable. But first and foremost, it is a great way to make use of your wallpaper cut-offs as they really are too nice to just throw away when they make such lovely decorations! How about making some "wallpaper biscuits"?

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What do you need?

  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  • Biscuit cutters
  • And of course a piece of your fav wallpaper!

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What you need to do

Take a piece of your favourite wallpaper and follow the contours of a cutter of your choice with a pencil. Glue another piece of wallpaper to the back of the first one so you can see the design from both sides.

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Cut the pencilled shape with your scissors.

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In order to be able to hang the "biscuit", make a hole in it and pull a piece of string through, or put the string between the two halves before you glue them together. But make sure you don't accidentally cut the string when cutting out the shape.

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If you use a variety of cutters, you can create an assortment of Christmas tree decorations. By the way, they also make great gift tags. Use a permanent marker or similar to write on your tags. Voilà! You've made your own wallpaper biscuits! Why not give Christmas presents a personal touch with this fun creative idea?

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If you walk through villages and towns around Christmas, many windows will be lit up with beautiful candle arches and stars. I always deck out my windows for Christmas so passers-by can enjoy the festive lighting. However, those decorations are often quite pricey... which is why we have come up with a particularly gorgeous - as well as inexpensive - solution for your windows: our wallpaper stars.

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What do you need?

  • Pair of scissors
  • And of course a piece of your fav wallpaper!

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What you need to do

Take a piece of your favourite wallpaper and cut out a square. Fold it in the middle.

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Turn the short side to you and fold it in the middle again.

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Now cut a curved line along the two open edges. Cut little patterns into the other two sides, e.g. semi-circles, triangles or half ellipses. Make sure you cut through all folded-up layers.

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Now unfold your piece of wallpaper.

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If you like the star, simply use it as it is. If not, fold it again. Put the paper together corner-to-corner and cut a pattern once more - but only along the two folded sides.

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Hang the star on your window, pretty side facing inwards. Once it is dark, you can see the contours of the star from a distance. Congratulations! You've made your own wallpaper star! The cut out areas to let the light through and create a lovely Christmassy atmosphere.

Have fun creating your very own wallpaper decorations, and watch this space for more ideas on how to use your wallpaper cut-offs!

Yours, Laura