Personality, movement and originality: wall stickers have been gaining more and more prominence in the universe of decoration for its practicality of installation and the unique result they produce.
While it’s a cool trend that can make your home environment different and cool, wall stickers can get you bored or no longer fit with any decorating changes that may happen in your environment according to beautyphoon.
So in addition to 4 tips on how to make your own wall sticker, bim.bon has separated in this guide a handy way to remove them as well.
Polka dots on the door
- White vinyl adhesive paper (for wooden doors)
- Scissors or paper cutter
Before you begin, be sure to check that the scale chosen for the circle will work on the size of the door.To simulate how the circles would be in the door, you can use illustration software, or use good old math to calculate the measurements.In the image above, the circles are 4 inches – the equivalent of plus or minus 10cm.
Print a template and the circle you’ve planned and cut out the vinyl adhesive paper following the printed format – if you own a circular cutter or paper cutter, the job is easier.
Use a tape measure and a T-ruler to ensure that the top and bottom of the door circles align.After that, use the tape measure to find the center of the door and apply the center line of circles.
From there, apply the lines that will come just below the top and bottom, until you reach the center.Varying between one row at the top and one at the bottom is important – so you can see the alignment and the distance between the circles on the door during the process.
The arrangement of the stickers is at your discretion – they can be aligned, misaligned or glued randomly.Always remember to ensure proportionality at the time of application.
Silhouettes on the wall
- contact paper
- Scotch tape
This is one of the most popular ways to make wall stickers at home.First, search the internet, books, or magazines for pictures that appeal to you.Choose those that have the well-defined outline to make it easier to move to the paper.
Print the chosen designs (or cut them out) and use them as a template to draw on contact paper.Then cut out the contact paper following the shape drawn.
Before applying, it is important to clean the wall: remove the dust to ensure a good hold.Then apply the contact paper to the wall – use a ruler to make sure there is no bubble formation on the adhesive and for fastening to be effective.This idea is even very versatile – you can also apply the adhesive on cabinets, sideboards or tables, for example.
Here you will find 27 images to inspire you to dare to choose the design.
- Adhesive paper
- Self-adhesive interface
- Patchwork of 100% cotton fabric
Search the web for designs of interest to you – again, worry about choosing designs with a well-defined outline to make it easier to mold the sticker.
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Once chosen, print the design on adhesive paper.It is important that it be on adhesive paper so it sticks to the sticker interface and makes it easy to make a precise and perfect cut.
Then trim the fabric and the interface following the template.At this first point, you do not have to worry too much about cutting the details.
Position the rough side of the adhesive interface over the back of the fabric, and then wipe the hot iron over the fabric successively until the interface sticks to the fabric.
Glue the mold over the fabric + interface and trim assembly, now carefully and accurately.Then remove the protective paper and glue it to the wall.
Suede paper adhesive
- Sheets of suede paper (minimum 3)
- 2 double sided tapes
- little pen
Again, the first step is to choose a well-defined contour drawing to serve as a template.Print the designs and trim them – be aware of the proportional size of the design with the available space on the wall.
Using the templates, draw the outline of the printed illustrations on a firmer cardboard – this way, the template becomes firmer on the suede paper and ensures that the cut is accurate.
Then turn the suede paper with the white surface facing up (which has no color or texture).With a pen and following the cardboard template, reproduce the chosen design several times on the suede paper.Enjoy the spaces on the sheet as much as you can.
Then apply double-sided tape across the paper surface without leaving any holes.Then, following the drawn template, cut carefully and accurately (do not worry, even with double-sided tape on top you can see the marking of the drawing).
Once trimmed, just remove the protective paper from the double-sided tape and the adhesive is ready to be glued.
“I mumbled. And now, how do you strip?”
If your collage did not look the way you expected it or if those little clouds of adhesive got too childish for your teenager’s bedroom, we have a very practical solution for wall sticker removal.
It is not possible to remove a decorative adhesive without damaging the paint from the wall – but it is possible to minimize the negative effects.
First, warm the sticker with a hair dryer.Slowly remove the adhesive.Usually the vinyl does not rip, but if it starts to break and overcook the wall, heat it again with the dryer for longer.
Finish with the paint of the same shade of the wall in question.(If you do not know how to do it yourself, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to paint your own wall here.)
No mess, no need for specialized workmanship and a guarantee of a unique decoration:the wall stickers are the ideal solution to color, move and invigorate your environment without weighing in the budget.