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Crafts for summer: unique decals for wall

Home and garden, Home decor, Sewing  |  August 27th 2011  |  1 Comment

easy to do craft project on making your own decals out of contact paper, permanent markers and fabric scraps. These decals can be used on walls, mirrors etc.

Crafts for summer: unique decals for wall

Sewing patterns

You’ll need:
Transparent Contact paper
Lightweight fabric scraps
Pencil
Scissors
Glue (*I use Arlene’s Tacky glue)
Permanent Markers

First you want to come up with your design. I’m currently obsessed with clouds and raindrops so I made a fabric cloud decal and three marker painted rain drop decals in three different sizes.

Marker-Painted Decals
1. Cut out a piece of contact paper (size will depend on how big you want the decal to be). “Paint” the transparent side (“right side”) and make sure it’s dry before moving on.
2. Turn over to the “wrong side” and draw your rain drops or your own design/shapes with a pencil.
3. Cut out your design/shape.

 

Fabric Decals
1. Cut out another piece of contact paper (size will depend on how big you want the decal to be) and draw your design on the “wrong side”.
2. Turn over to the “right side”.
3. Cut out a piece of fabric, the same size as your contact paper. I find that lightweight fabrics work a lot better than heavier ones.
4. Apply a thin layer of glue to the “right side” (transparent) of the contact paper, going slightly over the edges of your drawn design (you should be able to see your pencil markings from the other side). Make sure you get a nice even amount on.
5. Carefully lay down your cut fabric piece and glue it down to the contact paper.
6. Once dry, cut out your shape by following your drawn outline on the “wrong” side.

… peel off paper backings and there you have it!

Source: makegrowgather.com