DIY Shooting Star Wallpaper From Heather Garrett

For the blogger issue, we couldn't celebrate the blogosphere without talking DIY. We turned to several of our favorite domestic divas for some original FOAM projects.

DIY // Foam Magazine // 02/15/13
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Tape the paper to your work surface. You'll work the strip top to bottom, one strip at a time. Using a brush, paint loose stars in random patterns with watercolors. The more drips, the better!
Dip you drafting brush in water...
It's time to finger-paint! Dip...
Using an oil pastel, scribble...
With your glue stick, trace...
The result!

North Carolina-based interior designer and DIY guru Heather Garrett
suggests homemade wallpaper as a totally unique way to update a plain wall. Be bold with a little paint, glue and glitter—and Garrett’s expert guidance— and you won’t be sorry. (And remember, after you’ve made your paper, Google “wallpaper calculators” to figure out
how much you need and check ehow.com for a tutorial on hanging it!)

Materials:
-Blank stock wallpaper (cut into strips the height of your wall, plus 16 inches)
-Watercolor set
-Drafting brush
-Medium watercolor brush
-Glue stick
-Metallic or pearl paint
-Oil pastel
-Glitter
-Water




Originally published in January/February 2013


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