you could try decopatch. It is really easy to do and the results are always lovely. Hobbycraft has the paper, the glue and various things to put it on. I'm planning on doing it to the frame of a cheap mirror and a boring clock. They have animals, letters, boxes. I've put it on small glasses for candles, on boring biros... There are probably lots of ideas on the net.
Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.