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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How-To: Spraypainted Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.

http://www.krylon.com/images/projects/xlarge/LeavesWallArt.jpg

Materials:

Materials
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf 
  • Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
  • Krylon Webbing Spray - Gold Chiffon
  • 2 Canvases...

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Crepe Paper Wall Stripe.

by Chris Gardner

Matt had a blank wall. And, so, he decided to do something about it.

"I wanted a solution that was cheap and easier than painting. Then it came to me—common crepe paper party streamers. They come in a variety of colors and cost as little as five bucks for a 500-foot roll. The only other thing needed is a little double sided tape to hold them in place at the top and bottom."

Crepe Paper Wall Stripe.

Super cheap, and super effect. Visit Readymade for Matt's technique and...

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Five Ways to Wall Mount Your Tools.

by Chris Gardner

Those living and working in tight quarters will always agree... the trick to making your organization work? Vertical storage.

Five Ways to Wall Mount Your Tools.

The same rings true in workshop, basement, craftroom, or garage. Getting your gear onto the walls leaves you more space to work, keeps your spot clean, and provides inspiration and a reminder of all the tools at your disposal. Those clever folks at Apartment Therapy are certainly hip to such a technique, and provide five...

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Cardboard Safari: Peace, Love, and Taxidermy.

by Chris Gardner

Cardboard Safari: Peace, Love, and Taxidermy.
With two working-class science teachers for parents, we were rarely allowed to have snacks at the movies, to buy toys outside of holidays, or ambitious vacations. BUT, we ALWAYS were allowed to buy souvenirs from museum and zoo gift shops.

So, having grown up putting together T.Rex skeletons and playing with molecular models, I have a soft spot for the flat-packed, Cardboard Safari approach to wall decor.

From Inhabitat, "The...

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The Paint Swatch Wall.

by Chris Gardner

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Oh. My. Goodness. Sometimes there's those projects where you're like, "Oh, how clever" and forget about them. Sometimes there's those projects that you appreciate, and them recommend them to someone that might be able to make use of them.

And then there's those projects that you simply HAVE to make for yourself. This paint swatch wall is one of those for me. Perhaps its the use of the gradient colors against white. Perhaps it's the geometric...

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How to: Typography Wall

by Chris Gardner

How to: Typography Wall
Those in the home of DreamBird Designs really love typography. And they're right: it's bold, playful, and surprisingly distinctive when on a wall or pillow rather than a page.

This large X painted on the wall adds heaps of flair, and they detail their process for inspiration. The couple used Adobe Illustrator and ALOT of printed pages, but a projector may do the same, if you can place it far enough away from the wall.

Via.

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How To: DIY Speaker Wall Mounts

by Chris Gardner

How To: DIY Speaker Wall Mounts

Whether for your new 5.1 surround sound system, your cramped media room, or when just wiring your home to fill it with music, it's best to get speakers off the ground, furniture, and other resonant surfaces, and up to ear level. And since non-powered speakers are actually not heavy at all, with less than $2.00 in materials and an hour of work, it's surprisingly simple to create custom brackets for mounting them on walls and ceilings.

created on: 01/10/09

Materia...

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Color-Your-Own Wallpaper.

by Chris Gardner

Admit it: more than once you've thought, "I'm totally gonna learn how to screen print and make up my own wallpaper for the ultimate custom room!" Okay, well, at least I've thought of it. But, that's a heck of a lot of work and is rife for potential error.

Color-Your-Own Wallpaper.

Enter a happy medium: color-your-own wallpaper. It works just like a coloring book: black line drawings on white paper, ready to be customize as you see fit. £40.00 per roll, sold at Nineteen...

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Make a pressed leaf tray or wall art.

by DIY Maven

Make a pressed leaf tray or wall art.

When you think of fall, the first thing that probably comes to mind is leaves succumbing to the season. Luscious reds, golds, browns and even aubergines. A great way to bring these gems indoors is to make a pressed leaf tray, which, sans handles, could also be reinterpreted into wall art. The materials you’ll need to make one include:

  • Serving tray or picture frame in desired size
  • One set of handles, if using a picture frame to make a tray
  • ...

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How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

Instructables user HighwayKind wanted to keep his kitchen a little more organized: "I didn't want to ruin my

kitchen tiles and wall by drilling a giant hole through it, but I did want to hang my knife and paper/foil thing to the wall. Solution: superglue and magnets."

Check out the process here...I'm not quite sure whether it's any more wiser to superglue stuff to the wall than to drill into it, but clever, nonetheless.

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