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« on: March 15, 2008 06:36:03 PM »

i want to (temporarily?) decorate my kitchen cabinets (plain white crapboard) by sticking on these placemats that i got at the dollar store.

they are clear semi-rigid thin plastic with an odd liney texture on it.  (trying to find something similar online to put a link to)...
in the middle is a very bright almost retro (50's) picture of some fruit.

So i was wondering, what should i stick it on with?  i tried removable double-stick tape, and it fell off pretty soon after.  should i go for duct tape in a color that matches some color in the fruit picture?

but my idea was that i wanted to still be able to clean the cabinets; maybe that is too optimistic anyway  Roll Eyes

EDIT: found URL:
http://www.raylonchina.com/ebusiness/en/product_detail.asp?catalogid=8&productid=21

the placemats are exactly this type of product, although the picture is a little different and the background is clear instead of the picture filling the whole placemat.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 08:38:31 PM »

the first thing that came to mind are those sticky corner jobbies that you would use for photos in scrap booking. you know what I mean? just tiny metal stickies... I wonder if those would stay?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008 05:56:38 AM »

the first thing that came to mind are those sticky corner jobbies that you would use for photos in scrap booking. you know what I mean? just tiny metal stickies... I wonder if those would stay?

This is a fabulous idea!
I am not sure the applied sticky would hold, but if you clean the door really well and use a good glue those little tabs should stay up very well.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008 05:23:45 PM »

Thanks for the idea!  That could work if i make my own bigger corner thingies out of something (my standard answer is, of course, ducttape - haha), because the problem with these placemats, is that the corners are rounded.

EDIT:  or maybe there is something similar already made, in hardwares...
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 11:50:37 PM »

Have you tried repositionable spray adhesive? I know 3M makes it and a couple other brands. This is a specific kind of spray adhesive we used to use for blueprints, because they can be peeled off later. But I'm sure you can find it in art stores, too.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 05:13:23 PM »

is it very different from double-sided removable tape? cos that didn't work.  but maybe this is different.

thanks for the idea (^_^)
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008 06:37:31 PM »

Hello, I see this post is from long ago, but I thought you could try those sticky tapes with velcro.  I saw the girl do this with plexiglass on B. Original. 

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_furniture/article/0,2025,DIY_13756_5107238,00.html
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008 07:37:08 PM »

huh, why not?! thanks!
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