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Topic: Where does Fablon live in the U.S? (for wall stickers)  (Read 2203 times)
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« on: September 26, 2007 06:23:38 PM »

I'm looking for a material called fablon that I read about in a post (search for "furry flying ducks") that is kind of a sticky-backed plastic that can be used to make DIY wall stickers as seen on VERY EXPENSIVE interior design sites and catalogs. That was the magic material other craftsters suggested to use. Apparently it is very cheap and comes in a variety of colors. And in the UK, you can buy it at the hardware store. But in the U.S.--not so much? Lowe's doesn't have it and a google search didn't turn up much either. Does anyone have insight into this versatile and elusive material? Does it have another name?

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007 07:14:44 PM »

Looks like you can't buy it anywhere in the US - but theres a bunch on eBay.  http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=fablon
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007 08:11:51 PM »

i don't live in the states but it looks like what we call mactac here in canada. and we sell it at the dollar stores. i believe ikea also was selling something similar in their window covering section but it was more transparent colours and of course more expensive. i also once saw something on a debbie travis show and she said she got it at an art store but again, more expensive.
if you google mactac you will get a few of their sites.
that's a good idea, i'm moving and wanted to do something fun in my sons' playroom. thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007 07:19:25 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions. All the ebay options were either nto what I wanted or didn't ship to the U.S. (Boo!) However! The ebay idea turned out to be a good one because it inspired me to search the U.S. ebay for self-adhesive vinyl. Voila! Not as many options or as big of sheets as Fablon (that I have seen yet), but I have hope as it's pretty inexpensive and I can test it out without breaking the bank. Thanks all! I'll post pics when I get some and have put it up.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007 05:00:38 PM »

Awesome! I'm glad I could have been of help Smiley  Can't wait to see your crafty projects!
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007 09:43:33 AM »

Sounds like Contact paper only with more variety.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007 08:01:36 PM »

I just picked up a roll of d-c-fix, which is a German brand with something like nine different languages printed on the backing sheet. Probably has wide distribution in Europe with that many languages on it. nice and thick too.
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