Designer Mariana Leung spent all her funds purchasing and renovating her new home, leaving very little to decorate her new space. So, she turned to her fabric scrap bin to create this handmade wall mural out of leftover felt. And with some felt, painter's tape, and scissors of your own, you can follow her tutorial and do such yourself.
With a bit of contact paper, a scissors, and some creativity, you can cover your walls with these sweet handmade vinyl decals.
- 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)
- Large sized scrap paper (like used news...
Electrical tape. My dad firmly believes that electrical tape can be used to fix anything, from lamps to broken hearts. I've used it here to give my balcony wall a temporary Mondrian kick.
To do this you'll need:
- A roll or two of electrical tape
- a spirit level
- a few coloured acetate sheets
- a craft knife.
First give the wall a quick swipe with sugar soap or something, as stickiness and dirt are mortal enemies. Next roughly plot your...
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...
Silhouettes can transcend paper, you know? I've been experimenting with all sorts of fabrics for silhouettes during the past year and a half. The best materials are felt, hide, suede, faux leathers and, if you don't mind a little raveling, cotton velvet.
Believe it or not, the yellow floral fabric was a hideous sundress I found at GW. I needed that color of yellow so this is it. The best thing was that the dress was lined so I used the...
There's all sorts of online companies producing large scale vinyl art stickers for your walls. But DVider goes one step further and offers you a place to put them. These modular walls "are adjustable to fit virtually any open space. Personalize your divider with our unique line of removable wall decals. The decals work just as well on bedroom walls, refrigerators, and windows…"
Hollywood-based Walnut Wallpaper won't have a sports-themed border for your son's bedroom, or some roosters to complete your French country kitchen. They do showcase some amazing designs you won't find at your local home improvement store: modern prints from around the world, and new, smaller companies, both of which will equally make you drool.
When Curtis found a tiny sample of Montgomery Ward wallpaper, he knew he needed it for his kitchen. Unfortunately, the book was printed in the 1940s, so procuring several rolls proved a little difficult. "No problem," thought Curtis, "I'll just paint it on."
"When he wanted patterns for his bathroom and kitchen, he picked them out of an old Montgomery Ward sample wallpaper book. And he didn't just pick them, he used different inputs to create...
It's another week of my Goodwill addiction relapse and here is what I'm on. It looks like a handmade starburst wall hanging. It is extremely heavy. I needed something like this about a year ago and bought tons of mirrord tiles to try to make one. I thought that was going to be heavy!! Anyway, a Saturday dash into my local Goodwill store # 3 found this awaiting me for $14.99! I had to add a little mirror for $2.49 which I bought at the Hobby...
Did Santa leave a shiny new 48" LCD under your tree this year? Still meaning to hang your plasma that's been on the stand for a year or so now. Then free up some floor space and hang it on the wall in four easy steps.
- Electric drill
- Stud finder
- Socket Wrench
- Flat Panel Mounting
Recently, I received a promotional package in the mail from Dow Chemical with all the supplies needed to make modular wall decor.
The box included:
four 12" x 12" x 15/16" pieces of Styrofoam,
four 12" x 12" sheets of black and white scrapbook paper,
several yards of 7/8" wide black grosgrain ribbon,
a bottle of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue,
a bottle of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue,
and four wall hangers.
The instructions were as...
These sculpted MDF panels from Panelmax are sharp as can be. They come in standard 4' x 8' sheets, and install with zclips and construction mastic.
Domino Magazine offers 24 tips to "curate gallery-worthy arrangements on your very own walls with these ideas for hanging art."
(Hint: To navigate, click on the "slides" below the large photo.)
Care to show your owning arranging abilities? Post 'em here!
These wall decals from Tonky offer a unique, playful approach to the vinyl wall decorations that seem to popping up everywhere.
Someone's bound to create a DIY method for these, right!?
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...