Hey everyone! I’m Brandy from Gluesticks and am very excited to be here for Creativity Week on seven thirty three today!
I am a very blessed wife, and mother of 3, who gets to stay home and play everyday! It doesn’t get much better than that. We enjoy going to story time at the library, trips to the zoo, checking out all of the parks and playgrounds in our city, bike riding (our new FAVORITE activity) and crafting! I love that my children enjoy making things and getting creative.
Our blog highlights some of the creative things that we do.
Today I’d like to share one of my newest projects with you!
Homemade Peel & Stick Wall Decals!
We have a lot of empty wall space in the basement, so I decided to create yet another space to display my children’s artwork (they already have one in their bedroom that is completely full….all the time).
I simply strung up some ribbon with tacks and hung their artwork with tiny clothespins. It looked cute, but I thought it needed some sort of lettering above the display. Vinyl is great, but pricey and mostly comes in solid colors. I wanted to do something with some fun and colorful paper.
My friend, Lisa, and I sent some e-mails back and forth about this. She said that some paint stores sell vinyl that you can glue paper to. That got me thinking….contact paper works like vinyl and is cheaper! And mod podge seems to stick to anything….so I made my own peel and stick lettering!
Here is how to make your own.
Brush a layer of mod podge onto the top of a piece of contact paper , then place a sheet of paper on top of that. Press down firmly and get rid of the air bubbles. Place under a board or something heavy to keep it flat while drying.
Once the sheets have dried, they are ready to be cut! You can use a cricut or stencils to cut into desired shapes. I used both. I used the Cricut for the words “Imagine” and “Create” and made printouts of the words “Get Messy” from Microsoft Word and traced them onto the contact/cardstock.Peel off the backing and adhere to the wall.
There you go!
Custom peel and stick letters that are nice and sturdy, easy to place onto a wall, repositionable, and inexpensive!
And these aren’t limited to lettering! The possibilities are endless especially with the huge variety of cricut cartridges. You can make all sorts of custom scenes for your wall!
Our basement is brighter lit than most basements, but it is still hard to take a good picture down there. You get the idea.Thanks for looking! Feel free to stop on by our blog, ANYTIME! And a BIG Thank You to Kim for letting me share this on your beautiful blog!
What an amazing idea, right ladies? If you can’t afford vinyl then this is the perfect DIY trick. LOVE IT!
I absolutely love the peel n stick letters! Just what I need to fill up a wall in our kids playroom. Thanks for sharing this great blog!
This is Such a great idea!! And the possibilities are endless!! Love it!
This is soooo creative! I love it!
I am just starting to use my cricut for lettering, what a great tip to make your own “vinyl” with contact paper!
What a great idea! So creative, I love it 🙂
I have often thought about that same dilemma! What a great solution! Definitely on my to-do list!
I LOVE this!