Fabric & Paper Projects

Use fabric and paper to transform your home with budget-savvy wall art, furniture makeovers, and home accents. Fast fabric facelifts could be just the thing to update your space on a budget (and several use less than 1 yard of fabric). We have project ideas for every sewing and paper-crafting skill level and comfort zone -- we even have no-sew fabric projects! Learn to upholster a chair or couch, re-cover a headboard, create budget-friendly wall art, and sew a pretty pouf -- and discover many other projects featuring step-by-step instructions and free downloadable patterns. Start with these fun, easy ideas, then customize the colors and patterns to coordinate with your home's style. Rethink and repurpose ready-made fabric items such as flat sheets, dish towels, T-shirts, and curtain panels, and follow our steps to personalize them with fabric stamping, stenciling, and sewing techniques. Want to try something new? See our guide to felting, and create cozy crafts projects perfect for any space in your home. Check out our ideas for homemade paper projects, papier-mache accents, and even fun paper wall art projects.

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Don't toss that scrap of wallpaper; turn it into a smashing style statement....

Pad your pad! Add elegance to a plain wall with this inexpensive and easy...

Turn the page on old, damaged books' former lives by upcycling pages into...

We took this slipper chair from clunky to chic by giving it a new covering of...

Furnishings with good bones but bad skin can be easily updated with fresh...

Check out these ideas -- each using a yard of fabric or less -- and get starte...

Build a fabric headboard of your own with off-the-shelf materials found at a...

If you have basic sewing skills, you can master these common upholstering...

A bedroom is never truly complete until the headboard is in place. Often the...

Fall decor is everywhere you turn this time of year. Some tried-and-true decor...

Grab your camera, head outdoors, and let nature be your muse for these simple...

Use favorite photos in your home's decor. Learn how to photo transfer with thi...

Using iron transfer paper, you can customize totes, pillows and more. Learn ho...

Add a splash of color and style to your decor with decorative paper. Use paper...

Craft your own succulents with staying power using felt, glue, and a few simpl...

Photo crafts make terrific gifts or wonderful personal accents for a home....

With these easy designs and fabulous fabrics, you can give your home a bold ne...

Cozy up your home with crafts made from felt. Don't miss our free felt pattern...

Recycle your old magazines by crafting this one-of-a-kind frame and box,...

Use scrapbooking supplies to create do-it-yourself art.

Why let T-shirts have all the fun? Screen-printing is easy, cheap, and fun-so...

Follow our basic felting directions and then continue in this slide show to se...

While my taste for glitter, sparkle, and shine never wanes, my particular tast...

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