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Topic: Step Away From The Spray Starch (aka easy removable xmas decals)  (Read 16102 times)
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Queen Mab
« on: November 27, 2011 02:55:04 PM »

Hi guys! I've had such a positive reaction on m blog about these I thought I'd share here too in case anyone was stuck for Christmas decorating ideas in a small space, a rented space or a kid filled space! Wink

Because our house is teeny tiny & I have a 12 month old who would demolish a real Christmas Tree in a matter of moments, I had to come up with a plan B this year, & this is it.





A removable fabric Christmas Tree! So easy I don't really need to explain it too much - cut a bunch of circles in varying sizes from different fabrics, spray starch on the wall, place on fabric, press, spray starch to cover fabric & smooth out/remove excess liquid with a dry sponge. When you want to take the decal down, simply peel off & wipe the wall with a damp cloth. EASY!



So easy that I promptly put up a fabric wreath too - & you better believe I have more spray starch based Christmas ideas bubbling away... it is indeed time to step away from the spray starch.



Thanks for looking & (an early) Merry Christmas!
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011 03:08:03 PM »

Great idea! Those look really nice.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011 03:43:06 PM »

Very cool! I really like the shape, and the red ball details are nice.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011 05:54:13 PM »

Great idea. I totally get small house and small children.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011 06:25:22 PM »

Absolutely wonderful. I assume that you have done this before, have you noticed any lasting affects to the walls after removing the decals, or is the paint perfectly fine after wiping down the walls after removal?
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011 07:25:28 PM »

These are adorable.  I was trying to think of something festive to add to a large blank wall we have in the livingroom, and I think your idea is perfect!  Talk about thrifty and fun.  Cheesy
Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011 12:26:11 AM »

Absolutely wonderful. I assume that you have done this before, have you noticed any lasting affects to the walls after removing the decals, or is the paint perfectly fine after wiping down the walls after removal?

I haven't personally, but a bazillion people in the past have, apparently it's quite an old technique, utilized by renters in particular! I got the fabric/starch idea from a book that recommended it for renters as a way to hang a type of temporary wallpaper (ie fabric). Google tells me there are no issues after removal, & from what I can see, everything is gone after a wipe down. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011 03:56:30 AM »

Clever, Simple and very Elegant! Added to my bookmarks and to my wist, :-)
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011 11:03:14 AM »

I thought this was great!  I visited your original blog post and Pinned it!  (Have you heard of Pintrest... ADDICTIVE!!!!!  Plus, maybe some extra blog traffic!!)
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011 02:28:54 PM »

What a great idea, it looks awesome.
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