How to Wallpaper With Book Pages

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Any room can become a reading room with an application of book pages as wallpaper. Old books found at thrift stores or used bookstores would add a vintage touch to a den or library accent wall. Beautifully illustrated book pages could be used to create a striking border in a bedroom or powder room. Children's book pages would add a touch of whimsy to a nursery. If you are hesitant to remove pages from books, photocopy the pages for use as wallpaper.

Things You'll Need

  • Old books
  • Craft knife
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Bucket
  • Paintbrush
  • Soft, thin rag
  • Remove all pages from books with a craft knife inserted at the page inside edge near the binding.

  • Mix wallpaper paste in a bucket with water according to the manufacturer's directions.

  • Dip the paintbrush in the wallpaper paste and apply the paste to the wall in small areas to be covered by the book pages.

  • Press the book page to the wall with your hands. Remove all bubbles, creases and paste from the book page by firmly wiping the page with the soft, thin rag.

  • Cover the entire area to be wallpapered by the same process.


  • "Wallpaper Projects"; Derek Fagerstrom; 2009
  • "Creative Wallpaper"; Lyna Farkas; 2005


  • Photo Credit bilderbuchwetter image by Anja Greiner Adam from

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