How to Wallpaper With Book Pages

Any room can become a reading room with an application of book pages as wallpaper.

You can use the pages of a favorite children's book as wallpaper.You can use the pages of a favorite children's book 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.

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.

Things You Will Need

  • Old books
  • Craft knife
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Bucket
  • Paintbrush
  • Soft, thin rag

About the Author

Linda Shepard has been staff writer for "C & G Newspapers" for over 10 years, covering local government and crime and serving as the newspaper's food writer. She has written for "Michigan Meetings Magazine" and is also the owner of, an online business of self-guided walking tours.