It’s already August and we can smell the school supplies! But does your kiddo have a cozy, quiet workspace at home to tackle homework and creative projects? Scientific research shows that kids are more likely to do their school work when their desk has fun wallpaper on it. Well, ok maybe it’s not scientific research but we’re pretty sure it’s still true! Read on to learn how you can revamp a boring old desk with Spoonflower’s temporary peel-and-stick wallpaper.
- Woven peel-and-stick wallpaper ordered in a quantity that fits your desk. You can purchase custom rolls by the foot at $8/ft.
- The squeegee provided with your order
- Measuring apparatus such as ruler or measuring tape
- X-acto knife
- The desk you want to spruce up. Any surface will work!
STEP ONE: Measure your desk to find out how many ft. of peel-and-stick wallpaper you will need to order. Then, design your own or shop the Marketplace to find your perfect print! We are using Colored Pencils by Rubydoor for our desk.
STEP TWO: Gather your materials
STEP THREE: starting at one end, peel the backing off the paper.
STEP FOUR: Use your squeegee to carefully line up and adhere the paper to your desk.
STEP FIVE: If you have extra paper, trim it off using your X-acto knife and a straight edge. Alternatively, if you have a small amount of overlap just tuck it under the sides of the table.
Did you end up with extra paper? Stick it to the back of your laptop for a super easy way to add personality to your tech.
Want more wallpaper hacks? This one is a Spoonflower employee favorite.
All that’s left to do is stock your desk up with fun supplies and share photos with us! Tag us at @spoonflower on social media so we can “ooooh” and “aaaahh” at how great it looks!
Need more DIY projects? Check out our Back to School DIYs roundup for 41 awesome projects to get your creativity flowing!