Friday, January 9, 2009

Vinyl wall decorations

Have you noticed that vinyl wall decorations are all the rage right now?

I’ve seen several people post about them on their blogs, and I've seen the pricey displays (at least for what you're getting!) at Michaels, and I got to thinking ... Isn’t that what Con-Tact paper is?

I googled it and found out that I was right. So if you have any old shelf liner lying around (or you have a Dollar Tree nearby), you have some cheap material to make your own as-temporary-as-you-want-them-to-be wall stickers. And since they can be easily removed, you can use these even if you're renting (as another blogger mentioned).

The only drawback: your designs can’t be colored (at least not that I know of), so you’ll want to stick to basic shapes like flourishes, letters, and such.

This article tells you exactly how to do it. And check out how this lady changed the look of her walls for the winter season.

If you have a die cut machine, it’s even easier! A die cut alphabet could yield a large name for each child's room - maybe above their headboard. Flower dies could yield some pretty girly room decorations, especially if you happen to find some Con-Tact paper in a pretty print.

I haven't tried this yet, but my mind is swirling with the possibilities. If I happen to hit on a fabulous idea I just can't get away from, I'll try it and let you know. If you try it first, please share pictures with us!!


Anonymous said...

What a cute (and inexpensive) idea. :o)
I wonder if you could colour by using sharpies? I'll have to try it and see how it turns out

Sophia said...

I wondered about Sharpies, too. Unfortunately, the only vinyl I have sitting around here is clear, so I can't exactly experiment ... although I imagine it would hold color about the same as the rest.