Tuesday, 29 April 2014

DIY: Upcycled Table with Wrapping Paper

This DIY didn't work out quite as well as I'd hoped, but in theory it's a great way to recycle!

I've had this folding table for years and it's endlessly useful, but the top was starting to look a bit worse for wear.
This wrapping paper was another bargain from Butlers at 49p, and I thought teamed with some sticky back plastic for protection it was perfect to give the table a little makeover.

First, cut enough paper to cover the table, then cut around the table with a 5cm gap.

Snip into the paper gap around the whole table. Apply glue to the underside of the table and then fold the paper up.

Cut a piece of sticky back plastic in the same way as the paper. This is where things went a bit wrong for me as the sticky back plastic was already crinkled and left the table with an annoying amount of wrinkles and bubbles.

Make sure the sticky back plastic is wrinkle free, then peel back a little of one end and apply slowly, flattening as you go. Fold under the edges of the sticky back plastic and stick to the underside of the table, and you're all finished!

This DIY definitely brought back memories of covering school books, and could easily be adapted to revamp a whole bunch of things - storage boxes, phone cases, shelves... you get the idea :)


  1. Hey girl . Turned out amazing. LOVE LOVE

  2. It looks fantastic! What a brilliant idea :) xxx

  3. This is so flipping cute Skye! It looks great. Have you used contact paper before? Homebase has a ton and I'm always itching to cover things with it :)
    Chambray & Curls

  4. Way cute! Lovely! Here from mysocalledchaos.com blog! I saw your button and came over to say hello. :)


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