Wallpaper Sample Book Haul | Wallpaper Paper Beads

For years I’ve heard stories of people stopping by their local paint store to ask for expired wallpaper sample books. These wallpaper samples are the perfect source of paper for making paper beads or doing other paper crafts. And, it’s helping the environment by taking something would have ended up in a landfill and turning it into something beautiful!

The other day I decided to give it a try. I walked in and nervously asked the manager if she had any wallpaper sample books she’d like to get rid off. I don’t know why I was nervous, but I was!

The manger walked me over the shelves of wallpaper books and we started looking at the expiration dates. She pulled one off the shelf. Then two, then three. My eyes and my smile got bigger and bigger as the pile stacked higher and higher!I couldn’t believe how many books she was giving me, and she was happy that I could put them to good use.