DIY Wall Decals
If you love the look of vinyl lettering, you're going to love this! I have to say, I was pretty excited to stumble upon the possibility of making my own wall decals. This is PERFECT for when you can't paint something permanent, or just want the option to change it out seasonally or whenever your whim of the moment is a thing of the past. When ever you're ready to take them down, they peel right off. Are you getting excited yet?
Heat & Bond lite
Template of your own design OR printed out clip art
Draw out any design you want to put on your wall, or find one online that you like and print it out. I did our boys' names, printed in "Gill Sans Ultra Bold" font, size 500 for Austin and size 700 for Landon. I also printed mine out in gray so it'd be using less black ink since the letters are so thick.
TIP: for images, google "_____ silhouette" to find clip art images you can print off and trace. Perhaps a floral silhouette, vine silhouette, a particular animal you like, etc.
TIP: If you want to draw out a large design, do it on a roll of craft paper or wrapping paper.
Apply the Heat & Bond to the back of your fabric according to package instructions. (iron on medium setting, no steam)
Trace your design,
backwards, onto the paper that's already adhered to your
fabric, then cut it out.
Remove the paper
backing and then tape in place where you want it on your
IRON it! Yep, that's right, iron your WALL!
Now your custom wall decals are in place. Wasn't that easy? I bet you're already studying your walls for more decal possibilities :)
(*Like these bookshelves? They're made from vinyl GUTTERING! Click HERE to learn more!*)
Last, if you decided to
do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it
with your name and what state you're from! I've recently
decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.