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Valentine's Day DIY Gift Ideas with Heart Stencils 1
Have you been shopping for your Valentine but feel like you’re looking for love in all the wrong places? Our heart themed stencils are just the thing to let your husband, wife, girlfriend, fiancé, best friend or child know you care! Why buy a box of chocolates or a flower bouquet when you can paint your way into their heart? Our heart wall stencils are self-adhesive so they are easy to use and come in a variety of heart shaped themes so you can paint hearts on your walls, furniture, décor and crafts!
Want to show your honey you are head over heels in love? Start with our Heart Stencil Allover Pattern and create a wall of love! To create a look like this, you’ll need one wall stencil sheet, acrylic paint, foam roller, small brush for details, a paper plate and some paper towels. That’s it! You simply stick the stencil on, paint, let it dry, remove and repeat. You won’t need any glue or tape because our stencils are self-adhesive. Easy peasy!
If you’re proud to let everyone know about the love your family shares, create a personalized welcome doormat with our Love Lives Here Stencil. You can get the look shown in the video below by sticking our stencil on a simple doormat (ours was made from coconut material) and painting using spray bottles of fabric paint you can buy at your local hobby/craft store. This stencil looks equally great on walls and can be personalized with your family name. Wouldn’t this make a great gift for newlyweds or new homeowners?
Your kids light up your life like a rainbow on a rainy day, right? Now you can show them the depth of your love by painting a beautiful Cloud and Raining Hearts design on their walls, door, or shower curtain. You could stencil this heart design anywhere! What kiddo won’t feel extra special that their parents painted them their own heart mural and you don’t have to let them know how easy it was!
Still don’t know what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day this year? Here are five other uses for our fabulous heart stencils:
- Paint a decorative mailbox with our heart stencil and then fill it with love letters!
- Take an up-cycled wood pallet and turn it into a sign showing off your family values with our Love Lives Here Stencil.
- Get practical and paint a shower curtain with fabric paint and our Cloud and Raining Hearts stencil!
- Plan a romantic night for your honey and decorate the bedroom door with stenciled hearts to surprise him or her.
- Create a backyard love nest (if it’s warm where you live) and paint hearts on a table and chairs, planters or a large heart mural on the fence. Even if it’s not that warm, enjoy it with a cup of your favorite beverage and cuddle up!
Hearts are always a good idea on Valentine’s Day and really any day you want to show your admiration for a special someone. Whether you paint a wall, stencil a door, add hearts to your furniture or create a heart themed craft, you can’t go wrong. Check out all of our heart pattern stencils this February and keep the love going all year long!
How to Use Flower Stencils for DIY Decor 0
Flower stencils can be used paint an attractive room border, an element of a larger wall mural, or to accent doors, ceilings, furniture, accessories and other craft projects. Our self-adhesive wall stencils make it so easy to create a beautiful flower pattern or a single large bloom. And they aren’t just for your walls! If you have a flower lover in your life keep reading to see several easy DIY flower stencil projects you can create in no time.
My Wonderful Walls carries several flower stencils perfect for kids’ rooms or grown up spaces. Some of our new designs include the English Rose Stencil, Dandelion Stencil and Cherry Blossoms Stencil Set. Whichever bloom you choose, you can’t go wrong with our self-adhesive stencils. For stencil painting, here is a list of general supplies you will need:
Acrylic paints - used for stenciling
Some of your background paint for touch ups
Pre-painted room - painted with latex paint (semi-gloss or satin recommended)
Brushes – We recommend a small foam roller brush for small stencils and large roller brush for larger stencils and stencil brushes or flat top bristle brushes to add shading and texture if desired
1 fine-tip brush for touch-ups
Paper plates and paint tray
Paper towels and baby wipes
Scissors - used for separating stencils
To use our wall stencils to create a perfect flower design, you simply need to peel the stencil from the back, press it on your walls (no adhesive needed) and begin painting. Check out this video below that shows you how easy our English Rose Wall Stencils are to use.
My Wonderful Walls stencils are great for crafting and painting furniture too! Want to create a stenciled table? Use the same steps you would to create a flower pattern on your walls and apply it to a wooden table.
Want to create a beautiful flower throw pillow like those shown here but you can’t sew? Buy a plain white pillow and use our flower stencils to create your own. This is a much less expensive solution and you can brag to your friends that you created those adorable accent pillows.
Looking to create fun favors for a party or wedding shower? How about painting your own canvas tote bags and stuffing them full of goodies for your guests? Our stencils are perfect for painting canvas. Just apply the stencils, paint with a sponge brush and repeat! You will easily have beautiful flower tote bags in no time.
You can even use our stencils outdoors! Try our Cherry Blossoms Stencil Set to paint a fun mailbox. Use acrylic paint with a clear coating of polyurethane spray for projects like this. You can also paint a beautiful dandelion fence by using our stencils and exterior latex paint. Now you can have a reminder of warmer months all year long!
Whether you want to create a flower mural in your bedroom, or just paint a beautiful single rose, our self-adhesive stencils will help you get the look you want. And once you’ve added a stunning flower design to your walls, don’t let the fun stop there. Add some floral charm to furniture, doors, canvas totes and much, much more. Let us know in the comments below what you’ll be stenciling this year!
Take Stripes from Your Wardrobe to Your Walls 17
Stripes have been a mainstay in American fashion since pinstripe suits surged in popularity in the U.S. in the 1920’s and 30’s with stars like Cary Grant and Clark Gable as well as mobsters and jazz musicians. We’ve seen everything from zebra stripes and bold colorful striped patterns to the classic, nautical inspired stripes from Coco Chanel over the last century everywhere we look. Why not take these stripes out of the closet and add them to your walls?
One way you can add instant appeal to a boring solid color wall is to create an accent. Whether you want to add something funky and fun or cool and classic, there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to paint stripes on your walls. But wouldn’t you rather just peel and stick a few striped decals on instead? Whoa! You can get the same great look but without any mess and in just minutes!
My Wonderful Walls now offers stripe wall decals in a myriad of patterns, widths and colors. Not only can you easily create an accent wall in your bedroom, living room or office space but you can use these decals to create a fun border around an entire room. Check out our chevron wall decals if you want to have some fun! Plus, if you don’t see the color you want, just email us. We can probably create it for you.
Our solid stripe wall decals can be used horizontally, vertically or diagonally…heck you can even do all three! Each order comes in a 25-foot section and you can choose from 6 different widths up to 17” wide. Create an interesting pattern or use our solid stripes around the edge of an open kitchen or small space to help separate that room or instantly make any room look larger.
Our wood grain stripes are an awesome way to add the illusion of chair rail without any expensive remodeling. You can also use these wood pattern stripes to create an interesting accent over a fireplace and combine with a solid color stripe in a different width for a unique look.
Don’t be afraid to take stripes from your wardrobe to your walls and experiment a little. It’s been a long time since anyone thought it was only bankers, athletes or criminals who wore stripes so you are free to decorate every room in your house with these fun decals.
Whichever you choose, My Wonderful Walls Stripe Wall Decals are made in the USA to last and guaranteed to look great. Our wall decals are non-toxic, high quality fabric decals that look painted on and will not ruin your walls. Make sure to check out our All New page for our newest products and our Liquidation Bin for great discounts on slightly irregular decals and overstock items!
Five Reasons You’ll Love My Wonderful Walls Fleece Blankets 1
- Our fleece blankets are crazy soft and will retain their softness wash after wash. They are 100% polyester and yes they are machine washable!
- My Wonderful Walls blankets come in two great sizes; throw or twin. Choose between a 50 X 60 inch throw size and 60 x 80 inch twin size.
- Many of our blankets can be personalized. You tell us the name and we’ll add it to the blanket for a small extra charge.
- Our blankets are designed and printed in the U.S. We design them right here in Chattanooga, TN and ship them to you wherever you are. We pride ourselves on personalized customer service you won’t get from the big chain online retailers.
- These fleece blankets coordinate perfectly with our wall decal and stencil designs as well as throw pillows to make any room look wonderful!
‘Tis the Season to Be Giving! Top 5 Reasons Why ColorMe Decals Make the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your Holiday List: 4As part of the growing adult coloring trend as well as a great coloring activity for kids, ColorMe Decals make a great gift for people of all ages! As you well know, it’s that time of year again, and if you’re anything like me, you realize, “OMG! It’s already November and I haven’t done ANY Christmas shopping!” But, have no fear, ColorMe Decals are here! Here are the top 5 reasons why ColorMe Decals make the perfect gift for everyone on your list:
1). Coloring is just plain fun! Whatever your age, whatever your gender, coloring is just plain fun for everyone! Whether you’re looking for some alone time to relax and meditate, or know someone who does, ColorMe Decals are a perfect way to spend some enjoyable creative time solo. They also make a great party activity for adults and kids alike and are fun way to socialize with friends. So, whether you’re young in years or young at heart, ColorMe Decals make a great gift for everyone, bringing peace and happiness to any occasion.
2). ColorMe Decals are unique! Whatever you do, don’t buy another last-minute scarf, or matching hat and gloves to gift this Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I’ve got enough of these to last a thousand winters! Give a gift that’s distinct and unique. Unlike coloring books or designs printed on paper, ColorMe Decals are high quality, durable decals you can color and use for stunning home decor, like this nature inspired branching out mandala, that will last for years to come. And, because of the variety of materials you can use with ColorMe Decals, each design will be a unique, one-of-a-kind gift every time.
3). Gets the kids away from electronics! We’re all guilty of allowing our kids too much screen time. Whether it’s the computer, their ipad, video games, or good ole fashioned television, kids nowadays spend more time indoors gazing at screens than they do outdoors gazing at stars. So what form of entertainment can we offer them that trumps all that? ColorMe Decals! Because ColorMe Decals are high quality stickers you can color or paint, your kids will get swept up in the process of creating their own decor for their bedroom, locker at school, or laptop. They’ll get so absorbed in the creative flow of choosing their own colors and materials, they won’t even miss their electronics, at least until their done. So don’t reiterate the use of electronics this Christmas by getting your kids a bunch of new video games, a new ipad, or a television for their room. Do yourself, and your kids a favor by getting them a quiet, meditative activity that inspires their imaginations and ignites their creativity.
4). ColorMe Decals make a wonderful keepsake! Every holiday season, we search high and low for the perfect gift, a gift that will remind our loved ones how much we cherish them. ColorMe Decals make the ideal keepsake because they are so unique and engaging. When you think about it, what is more appealing than your loved one coloring or painting a design hand picked by you. Or better yet, a loved one receiving a ColorMe decal colored by you or your child. I couldn’t imagine grandma getting anything better. And once they’ve finished coloring, your loved one can display their one-of-a-kind masterpiece virtually anywhere: in their home, office, on their locker at school, and even on their laptop. Wherever they choose to put it on display, it will remind them of you and the awesome memories they made while coloring. It’s a gift they will treasure for a lifetime.
5). It’s a high quality gift at an unbeatable price! While Adult Coloring Books and free downloadable coloring images are all the craze, there really aren’t a whole lot of ways for folks to display their beautiful masterpieces when finished coloring. Their ambitious efforts just hide in a coloring book, or get easily torn while displayed around the house. Bummer. But how about a coloring page that also works as a decal? Now we’re talkin’! Because ColorMe Decals come in a variety of sizes and designs, like this beautiful butterfly mandala, there’s something for everyone, no matter your budget. Each design is handmade to order and printed on an eco-friendly, high quality canvas-like material that can stick to virtually any flat surface, so they’re never lost! They’re also repositionable, which means you have the option of moving them from room to room. And since they work with a wide range of artistic media, such as; crayons, colored pencils, markers, and paints, you’re free to focus on coloring or painting inside the lines while thinking outside the box! So, don’t spend your hard earned moola on an expensive gift that might get lost, forgotten, or hide away in a book. Give a unique, high quality gift that inspires togetherness, relaxation, individuality and creativity. Gift a ColorMe Decal. Your friends, loved ones, and wallet will thank you for it!
Now that you know the top 5 reasons why ColorMe Decals make the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list, don’t put yourself through fighting the holiday traffic, bah humbug shoppers, and waiting until the last minute! Order easily and quickly online today a treasured gift that will last a lifetime!
ColorMe Zen! Top 5 Reasons Adult Coloring Is Good For The Soul 0
When we color, we color for lots of reasons. It's fun, it gives us a sense of creative accomplishment, it’s relaxing, and it’s meditative. But, how can such a simple, age-old activity bring our body and mind to a much needed state of zen? Check out these top 5 reasons why coloring is good for the soul:
1). Coloring is Meditative: Because coloring is a repetitive activity, it brings your mind to a peaceful, trance-like state while also allowing you to focus on what you’re coloring and easily shut out other internal and external distractions, just as you would do in meditation. Serenity mandalas and geometric patterns are the perfect designs for anti-stress. The idea is not to think too much about the colors you choose, just let yourself be free and enjoy the moment. You will be amazed at the beautiful color combinations when you’re done!
2). Coloring Gives Us a Chance to Slow. Down: In our hectic, fast paced lives, we need a chance to escape our electronics, and take our eyes off the television. Stop and color the roses every once in a while, such as this Calming Calla Lilly ColorMe Decal, and give yourself some time to indulge in your inner artist. It’s important to take breaks and spend time with family and friends, or just some quiet time to yourself and delve into the nostalgic world of coloring to help you de-stress and decompress.
3). Coloring is Cheaper Than a Therapist: Let’s face it, we all feel frazzled from time to time. But, it’s understandable considering the loooong “to-do” lists ahead of us each day. From the early morning rush to work, getting the kids off to school with backpacks and lunches in hand, after school activities, dinner, and homework, it’s no wonder we all need a therapist! We just didn’t expect to find one in a box of crayola. The truth is, you don’t need expensive yoga classes or a big time commitment to relax and meditate, you just need to grab yourself a ColorMe Decal and a box of your favorite markers or paints. Your kids, your spouse, and your pocket book will thank you for it.
4). Coloring is FUN: These days, coloring isn’t just for kids. As a matter of fact, adults of all ages are getting in on the ever growing and popular adult coloring trend. Because coloring allows you to be social and creative at the same time, it’s a great activity for social gatherings and family get togethers. Coloring can also help you focus your mind when alone, travel inward into deep state of consciousness that allows you to relax, reflect, and meditate. So, whether you’re in a party mood and looking for an enjoyable group activity, or you just want some quiet, reflective time to yourself, look no further than your ColorMe Decal and a box of markers or your favorite paints.
5). Coloring is a Form of Artistic Self Expression: You don’t have to be an artist or have a fancy schmancy art degree to express yourself in a creative way. You just need simple, elementary coloring skills! When you’re able to solely focus on providing the colors for a picture or design, it takes away the dilemma and intimidating prospect of creating something from scratch. While it might pay off to be Betty Crocker in the kitchen, it’s not necessary to be Van Gogh when it comes to creating your very own decorative masterpiece. With coloring, the design is already there for you, you just have to provide the color. So go ahead and express yourself by staying inside the lines, while thinking outside the box!
So, now that you know the top 5 reasons why coloring is good for the soul, whatcha waitin for?! Grab your markers and paints and get your zen on!