Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

by Capree K

Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family.  There's a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs - I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments.  Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean).  This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous.  I am dying to get a...

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Halloween Wall Decals

by DIY Maven

Spider for halloween vinyl Decal 22x22 inch Wall Mural

Although this spider & web vinyl decal ($22) from Vinyl On The Go would be PERFECT for Halloween, it's so cool, I'd be tempted to leave up all year. 

If arachnids aren't your thing, how about this bird in cage ($15)? Very Raven-y, no?

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Customize Your Ikea with Additik

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Customize Your Ikea with Additik

Think of an Ikea Lack side table. Got a picture in your head? Now think of all the other people reading this that have the same picture in their heads. Simultaneously sharing a vision is cool, but the image's unvarying nature could also be considered unremarkable. That's where Additik comes in, for they add a little punch to those iconic Ikea pieces.

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Chalkboard Vinyl Decals

by DIY Maven

Las Vegas Sign

Hu2's selection of wall decals include a chalkboard variety. That's right; you can jot down messages on them, erasing them as the mood strikes. The decals themselves have a fun retro vibe. The prices range from anywhere between £19 and £35 or about $31 to $58 US.

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The Tattooed House

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The Tattooed House

The owners of this Victoria, Australia house wanted their interior to be full of natural light, but they also didn’t want it to suffer the effects of relentless sunshine. Their designer, Andrew Maynard Architects, chose to stick very large tree-shaped tattoos (aka, decals) to their windows. The window-cling diffuses light, casting delicate shadows that tone down the rays and provide privacy for the upper floor. To view more images and read...

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DIY [Removable] Vinyl Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

With a bit of contact paper, a scissors, and some creativity, you can cover your walls with these sweet handmade vinyl decals.

DIY [Removable] Vinyl Wall Art.

Materials:

  • ConTact paper (a brand of low-tack, self-adhesive vinyl, commonly used by grandmas as "shelf liners", has a very matte finish)
  • Tape (preferably easily visible and low-stick, like painter's tape or masking tape)
  • Writing utensil (marker or pencil)
  • Scissors
  • Large sized scrap paper (like used news...

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DIY Vinyl Wall Decals

by Chris Gardner

Bold, graphic wall decals have been everywhere the last few years, but I've yet to see a DIYable option (have you? Post it below). Thankfully Danielle Thompson has taken the plunge, and done it up the DIY route.

She writes, "Really, you can create your OWN for much less money and that it's easy!

So I was like, "YES! i can do this MYSELF!" LOL. So I started searching stock photography sites a few weeks ago, found what...

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New from Blik Wee Re-Stik

by DIY Maven

New from Blik Wee Re-Stik

Blik, those purveyors of wall decals, have some new Re-Stik’s for the Wee crowd. Removable and repositionable, like all their Re-Stik’s, these high-contrast geometric shapes and friendly, hand-drawn animals are said to be fascinating to new-borns, older kids and their parents. The $38 packages include 31 decals for the Dino collection, 47 decals for the Garden collection, and 78 decals for the Jungle collection. Visit Blik for additional Wee...

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blik's Stickers for Grown-Ups

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blik's Stickers for Grown-Ups

blik just might be the king of decals. Their peel and stick ‘stickers for grown-ups’ allow users ‘to easily transform the look of a living or office space in minutes.’ A cool addition to their product line are the Re-Stik™ assortment, which can be applied and RE-applied over and over again.

Want something a bit more literary? How about custom made prose? You submit your favorite poem, quote or phrase–in the size, font and color of your choice–and...

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