Last night, I was wondering if this would work on my wall. I really wanted an "every child is an artist" decal like the one pictured here. But I wanted it for free.
Last week, I went crazy for making my own signs. It's so amazing and CHEAP!
Here are some examples:
|Pumpkin Patch Sign- Check out my vertical pumpkins!|
|These three were completely FREE- I made them using some leftover garden fencing and spraypaint.|
Anyway, after my sign making kick was over, I wondered if I could apply this awesome technique to other things in my life. I decided to try it on my wall, and it worked!
If you'd like to try, here are the steps:
|1. Print a backwards phrase on an inkjet printer. I used PowerPoint to do this.|
|2. Level the phrase out and tape it together. Pay attention to the spacing. I had to redo one word because the spacing was atrocious. :)|
|3. Tape to your wall.|
|4. Rub a little bit of water on a letter until it becomes darker. Too much water will make you rip the page.|
|5. Rub the letters off onto the wall. I used the back of my foam paintbrush. Just use something similar.|
|6. Resist the urge to peel it off and check when you're 1/3 of the way done.|
|7. Peel it off when you've rubbed every letter and VOILA! You've got a free, personalized decal. I like that it looks like pencil or charcoal because of the message on the sign.|
If you mess up on part of your decal, the good news is that you can scrub it off and redo it!
|Look at that dang spacing between "is," and "an."|
|Water and a sponge worked wonders.|
|Here's this thing. You know, in case you want to pin it. :)|
If you try this, I MUST see a picture! Please leave a link in the comments.
I just love my daughter's little art wall. It's my new favorite spot in the house. Now I have to think about how I'll use this in my classroom. Hmmm. Any ideas?