The word wallpaper may conjure up the kitschy prints in a 1970s kitchen—until you see the craft ideas in Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith's Wallpaper Projects (Chronicle). Create beautiful stationery using the dreamy designs available through Hygge & West ($5 per 8??" x 11" sample; hyggeandwestshop.com ).
Not crafty? Rifle Design's vibrant, folk-art-inspired stationery is sure to put anyone in the letter-writing mood (starting at $4; riflepaperco.com).
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