Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DIY Wall Decal Made From Contact Paper

Painted Tree Mural with leaves made of contact paper

The baby owl tree mural in the above picture is a multi-media decoration, part painted, part DIY wall decal made from contact paper. The artist simply found contact paper with varying patterns in her color scheme and cut them out using a leaf template and then repeated the process to create her adorable baby owls.

If you have stacks upon stacks of quilt scraps lying around, you might used your fabric scraps to make your leaves, applying them to the walls using the starch method rather than investing money in contact paper. The benefits of a DIY wall decal made from contact paper rather than fabric is that the adhesive backing is already in place and ready to peel and stick without having to mix and manage a starch mixture saving lots of time on cleanup. The advantages of using leftover quilting fabric is obvious, using materials already in your fabric stash makes for an inexpensive wall decorating idea and it puts you on your way to making room for the next fat quarter that strikes your fancy.