Reader Jessica H. has done a lot of great dollar store crafting, including this neat mosaic headboard she made for her bed inspired by Alexa’s Mosaic Wall Installation, a project featured on DSC in April. The reason I’m showing you this particular mosaic headboard, though, is because Jessica modified it to make it a little more sturdy by adding peel-and-stick linoleum tiles to the scrapbooking paper, which I thought was a neat trick! [click here for Jessica’s photo album of dollar store crafts]Jessica says:
I used 12×12 scrapbook paper ($0.50-$1 ea.) and $0.28 linoleum tiles from Home Depot to make this “headboard” for our room. Just peel off the backing from the tiles, stick on the scrapbook paper, and nail to the wall! Cost: Less than $20

I have seen this type of linoleum tile in packs of four at the dollar store, too! You can also sometimes find scrapbooking paper in packages there, too, so the cost could end up being even lower than the estimate here. But because you are dealing with decor (and matching your bedroom), it might be more cost effective and make you happier to choose the individual sheets of scrapbooking paper at the craft store so you can get something that really coordinates well.

Project Estimate:

  • 12 sheets of 12×12 scrapbooking paper, $.50 each, $6 total
  • 12 linoleum tiles, $.28 each, $3.36 each
  • Nails, on hand

Total cost: $9.36