Make Your Own Removable Fabric Wall Sticker

08 05 2013 DIY

I had so much fun with this project - it's so easy and rewarding and it got me all excited for many more future wall decorations.

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Imagine - you could do a whole landscape with this or a cute scenery with houses, flowers, animals...or letters, words or a quote!

All in your favorite fabric colors and patterns.

AND it is removable! - so it's perfect when you are renting.

I could even carefully peel it off my german "Raufasertapete" - this totaly outdated rough wallpaper Germans like to put on their walls.

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So - here is what I did:

First I prepared the all-natural glue because it has to cool down a bit before you can cover your fabric piece with it.

I used this recipe BUT (in case you klick over there) I DID NOT follow up the instructions on how to treat your fabric with it.

I only used as little of the starch-glue on the back side of the fabric as possible and it was totally fine. I also DID NOT put the glue on the front side of the fabric.

Here is the recipe:

  • Stir 1/4 cup corn starch into 1/2 cup cold water. 
  • Then pour in 4 cups of boiling water and mix it up.
  • I let it gently boil for another 20 seconds and then let it cool down. Pour in a jar for storage.

These amounts make a lot of glue! You could make half of the recipe depending on the size of your project.

Since mother's day is around the corner, I printed out some heart shaped templates and transferred the outline with a pencil onto a piece of cream-white linen.

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I cut it out and then went gently all around the edges with my thumb and index finger nails pressing together while moving around to fray the outer edges.

Then I drew a few simple letters onto the fabric and used some thread to follow my lines.

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My two wonderful children make me really proud to be their mom.:-)

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Meanwhile the starch-glue had cooled down and I used a medium size brush to cover the back side of my design. 

As I stated above, I used only as much glue as i needed to cover the shape and it worked absolutely fine. In my opinion there is no need to use the glue generously or to apply a top coat.

Press the piece down firmly onto your wall, smoothing out any bubbles or air pockets.

You can easily peel it off the wall once it is dry, but I still recommend to first try it out with a little piece of fabric in a hidden spot on your wall.

That's it.

I can't wait to do another design...

Happy Mother's Day,

Anette 

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