Use temporary contact paper to create a triangle accent wall.
Until today, I've had nothing but traumatizing memories of contact paper. As far as I was concerned, contact paper was the terribly sticky substance used to cover your textbooks to protect them throughout the year. It never went on right, it never looked right, and it was never, ever, fun to use.
Now, elementary school students use fun stretchy microfiber covers, and contact paper is used for a much better purpose: As the main ingredient in a bunch of fun DIY projects. Below, we've put together a list of 35 amazing things you can create with a lot of contact paper and a little patience: Remember, even though these projects are much more fun than covering books, the stuff is still a little bit tricky to work with. Hopefully one of these projects will inspire you to take the challenge.
Fake some stainless steel in your kitchen with this DIY.
Fashion yourself a privacy window from contact paper.
Stick down some cute fridge mats so your shelves don't get dirty.
The Grant Life
Follow this DIY for an awesome copper buffet for your next dinner party.
Carol and Dellie
Add some "tile" to your fireplace.
Almost Makes Perfect
Use copper contact paper to create phony copper salad tongs.
Almost Makes Perfect
Faux marble a table or counter top.
Get creative with removable vinyl wallpaper using contact paper.
Marble your Macbook.
Or turn it into wood.
DIY a faux wood grain mouse pad.
Get intricate with a flower petal stained glass door.
Wrap salt and pepper shakers in copper and metal contact paper.
Make yourself an awesome birthday cup using contact paper.
Trick out your drawers with colorful contact paper.
Bright Bold Beautiful
Fold up some marbled contact paper envelopes.
Fall For DIY
Creatively decorate the front of a dresser.
My Sweet Savannah
Make an easy, inspirational sign for your home.
Saved by Love Creations
Use bright floral contact paper to create a table for your children.
Milk and Mascara
Add some stripes to your wall.
DIY an awesome bookshelf.
Add a little pizzazz to your backsplash.
DIY nesting tables with marbled contact paper.
Splendor In Spanglish
Divide your rooms with one of these bad boys.
Use contact paper to add interest to your kitchen cabinets.
Or spice up the bathroom walls.
The Sits Girls
Try out some DIY screen printing with an embroidery hoop, contact paper, and a credit card.
Skinny la Minx
Take your ceiling fan to the next level.
Mod Podge Rocks
Try making one of these shabby chic mail organizers.
Get hip to the trends with this contact paper chevron wall.
Make chalkboard labels for the pantry.
DIY an adorable pen, pencil, marker organizer.
Add contact paper designs to some decorative mirrors.
Knock Off Decor
Use contact paper for labeling your cool storage solutions.
Shanty 2 Chic