Brittni Mehlhoff

Brittni Mehlhoff

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Hi! I'm Brittni from Paper & Stitch. I am a lover of handmade and mid-century modern, living in Seattle with my husband… read more

Comments - Make This! Renter-Friendly DIY Typography Wall Art

Kelsey on Oct 11, 2014:

will this work on cinderblock walls as well?


Sierra on Jul 28, 2014:

I would suggest washing/drying the fabric before the project if you're worried about the colors bleeding onto your wall


Brittni Mehlhoff on Mar 31, 2014:

Amanda - it's pretty strong, so I would guess that it will last as long as you want it to, as long as it's not disturbed.

Brittany - Yes, it peels off with no problem whenever you're ready to remove it. The only residue that was left on the wall when I took mine down was from the glue. I was able to wipe down the wall with water and a tiny bit of soap to remove the residue. If your walls get scuffed up very easily, as you descirbed, I would just recommend being careful with the fabric you choose. Some fabrics could potentially bleed through to the wall when attached with the glue. I purchased my fabric from JoAnn's and had no problems with that at all. Good luck!


Brittany on Mar 23, 2014:

So, this peels off no problem, correct? I would be doing this in my dorm, which has weak paint (in that even the dye on clothes can rub off on it). However, the sterile white is quite boring and I would love to use this technique :)


Amanda on Aug 20, 2013:

how long does this last on the wall?


Brittni on Aug 18, 2013:

Hi Allison - the mixture does not have to be hot, but you don't want to wait too long because it starts to thinken after a while. You want more of a thin, liquidy paste than a thick one. As for using liquid starch, I don't believe you would need to add water. As is should be fine.


Allison on Aug 18, 2013:

Does the cornstarch mixture have to be hot when applied to the letters? I live in a college dorm, so it would be easiest to boil it at home and then bring to college and finish the project there. Also, if I were to use liquid starch would I need to add any water?


Brittni Mehlhoff on May 12, 2013:

Hi Jenna. Sure thing. The font is Neutra Text.


Jaz on May 12, 2013:

Dear sweet jesus this changes everything for me! Thank you so much!


Jenna on May 11, 2013:

Love this project and can't wait to try it out. I'd love to know the name of the font that you used :)


Brittni Mehlhoff on May 01, 2013:

Yes. Good tip Bethany. I thought about using a liquid starch, but all I could find was a giant bottle for $20 so I decided against it. That would solve the insect worry that Anonymous had. Although, I have had mine up for almost two weeks now and haven't had any issues with bugs.


Bethany on May 01, 2013:

You can also use Liquid Starch (for Ironing) to make things quicker.  Keep in mind this project peels right off a steamy bathroom wall ;)


Anonymous on Apr 29, 2013:

I would worry about the cornstarch paste attracting insects especially roaches.


Brittni Mehlhoff on Apr 29, 2013:

Awesome Gabby. I would love to see a photo if you end of re-craeting this project on your own. Good luck!


Brittni on Apr 24, 2013:

Thanks Danae. :)


Danae on Apr 24, 2013:

Love this project Brittni! Having rented my entire life- I always appreciate a good renter-friendly project. :)


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