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Sweet Treat Chalkboard Decals

sweet chalkboard decals

sweet chalkboard decals

WallCandy added to their range an Ice Cream cone chalkboard and a cupcake chalkboard. Both come with a decorating kit that will be fun to assemble.

It will add a special and entertaining touch to a little girl birthday, a baby shower, or a school sale stand. But decorating these wall treats may wake up your sweet tooth. These are reusable stickers so you do not have to worry about your walls (at least, in theory). After the party, you could reuse them in the playroom, the kids bedrooms or the kitchen.

The giant ice cream cone lamp by WallCandy could complete the look.

+ Soft Ice Cream Cone Chalkboard Decal $56 USD
Cupcake Chalkboard Decal $56 USD
+ Giant Ice Cream Lamp $30 USD

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The Tattoo House by Maynard Architects

tattoo house by maynard architects

This project illustrates the versatility of stickers. Out of necessity emerged an awesome way to add character to a two-story house extension. Rules regarding overlooking dictates a 75% opacity for second-story spaces. The gorgeous UV stable stickers simulate a grouping of mature trees. The stickers cost way less than any curtains or screens.

I love it when somebody find an artistic and efficient solution to an every day problem. I am not alone who appreciated their clever solution since they won the Master Builders national award 2008, the Master Builders Victorian award 2008, the best renovations of 2007 of The AGE and made Mocoloco’s top 5 for 2007.

+ photo by Peter Bennetts for Maynard Architects
+ via 2Modern Design Talk and  Acquitectura Arkinetia


Birds in a Tree Decor for a Nursery

handsewn bird mobile by spool sewing

You recalled the fabulous mobile birds created by Spool Sewing that I showcased last March. I just realized that they would look awesome next to the Season Surface Graphics by notNeutral. Made of removable and reusable vinyl, the Season wall decals can stay with your kid up to the preschool years.

Wall Decals

season graphics by notneutral

Build you own tree or small forest with the tree trunk parts, leaves, flowers, birds and butterflies of the Season Surface Graphics set. If you wish to create a complete natural backdrop, you could save some money by getting the Seasons & Elements package from notNeutral. That package joins the tree, air and land wall decal sets.

Stretched Art

Birds in a Tree Canvas by Rachel Taylor for oopsy daisy :: bird mobile by spool sewing

You could also match the mobile birds with art pieces. The San Diego studio Oopsy daisy specializes in fine art for kids. They print on canvas adorable and modern illustrations by many artists from around the world. “Birds in a tree” is a common theme. Let the color and pattern of the wall art piece influence the fabrics you will use to create your mobile birds.

stretched art for kids from oopsy daisy

The bird mobile is a fairly easy hand-sewing project. Making these birdies takes is 2 pieces of fabric, a needle and thread. Think of a modern quilt and mix fabrics. You will find the instructions on the blog of Spool Sewing.

+ Misty Blue Bird pattern by Spool Sewing
+ Seasons & Elements Complete Set $120 USD
+ Birds in a Tree Canvas Reproduction by Rachel Taylor $138 USD
+ Green Bird Postage Stamp Wall Art by Paula Prass
+ Petite Fruit Tree Canvas Reproduction $108 USD


Instant party décors with FERM Living wall stickers

flora 70s style finger print wall stickers by FERM Living

With the announcement of the opening of a FERM Living branch in the United States several weeks ago, I was interested to know how easy it was to install and remove their wall decals.

I think that wall decals will become popular party supply. For that to happen, it must be easy to remove the walls decals after the party.

So I was glad to receive an invitation from FERM Living USA to test drive their wall decals. I received the gold FLORA wall decals. We select this one because it is affordable and it will look good on my blue-wall office.

My assessment report

I am very impressed. It is easy and fast to put on. You can remove it without damaging your wall paint. BEWARE: I only tried it on several small petals as I want to keep the wall decals up in my office wall.

So it is possible to create a temporary décor with the wall decals by FERM Living and remove it anytime after the party. I want you to understand that this is not a sure thing so be prepared to do little touch ups. If you worried, buy an 8 x 4 feet foam core or another light material to install the decals and hang the structure or fix it to the wall.

How did my installation go?

Water World wall sticker by FERM Living

First of all, my walls are far from perfect which I think is good test for my experiment. My walls have a slightly bumpy texture. It has been a few weeks now that I put the stickers up and they hold well.

I tested different inefficient installation methods on purpose. I achieved good results with all of them. I even make a cut with scissor on a petal and we cannot see the line now that the sticker is on the wall. So the small scale stickers are fool proof.

The best way to install the wall stickers is in my opinion:

  • Roughly cut the shape of each piece.
  • Use painter tape or a pin to lay the pieces on wall so you can play around with the placement of each piece.
  • When you are satisfied with the composition, remove the protective paper and press the sticker on the wall starting from the center moving towards the edges.
  • You can always reposition a section if needed.
  • I used simply my thumb to flat it down.
  • For larger decals, I would suggest a rubber edged application tool used to put window film.

Ideas for party décor

The 70s Style is a definite choice for a groovy party. The Finger Print adds a nice touch to a spy theme party, a detective game night or an identity related event. Mix together the Fly on the wall, the Birds and the Pine Tree Wall Sticker to create a summer cabin mood in a large hall.

Look at the selection of nature and animal themed wall stickers to plan a fun but stylish children party. Water World shown above can be the starting point of a sea adventure party expedition.

More to come

I started a craft project for party supplies, possibly making a centerpiece and seating chart markers, out of the Acrylic Ornaments by FERM Living. I keep you posted when it is done.

I want to thank again FERM Living. I also received a sample of the Branch pattern wallpaper. It is gorgeous, a strong wallpaper. Why not make a table runner out of wallpaper? Branch will look great on a raw themed tabletop.

Buy online: Wall Stickers by FERM Living US 
Learn more: Blog of FERM Living US – with examples of application