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Project #82: DIY dinosaurs fabric wall stickers

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 by Irene Hoofs

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Fabric wall stickers by (me) Irene

My son loves dinosaurs and asked me several times whether he could stick stickers on the wall. I was not so excited about this idea so I searched the internet for a nice alternative. When I saw an example of wall stickers that I simply could iron on the wall, I knew that this was something for me. At the local quilt / embroidery shop, I found the steam-a-seam material, printed out two dinosaurs to use as templates and got some of favorite fabric: linen. I'm happy with the result, as it is perfectly solid and it looks like the real-deal to me...

The materials you will need:
* Steam-a-Seam (available in quilt shops, craft stores)
* Fabric
* Scissors
* Pencil
* Masking tape
* Iron

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Step 1

Create your own image or use one of the many templates you can find on the Internet and print it out and cut it out on paper.

Step 2

To make sure that the image you like looks good on the wall use some masking tape and see if size is good.

Step 3

Place the fabric wrong side up and paste the adhesive side of the steam-a-seam material on the wrong side of fabric.

Step 4

Now place the picture with the wrong side of the steam-a-seam paper glued to the fabric. (The image is flipped to the right side forward on the wall to have.)

Step 5

Use a pencil to trace the image and cut it on the double layer of steam-a-seam and the fabric. Use a very sharp scissors to prevent fraying of the fabric.

Step 6

Place the images in the right direction on the wall and use masking tape again to hold it.

Step 7

Iron (without water) and set as the iron is hot, no steam function, gently iron over the image. You don't need to press too hard and not too long, it attaches very quickly. Of Course remove the masking tape during the ironing.

 

And that's all! You now have your own fabric Wall Stickers. I could easily take the stickers off again without damaging the wall. But for now I leave them, Lode really likes his new friends. (please note they can not be re-used)

 

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