Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Floral Design Decals Craft Project


Welcome to the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Erlene @ My Pinterventures.  If you aren't familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it's a monthly event that challenges us to not just be pin hoarders, but to make it happen by creating a few! 

This month's challenge is about Spring Crafts/DIY Projects, so I chose to share with you a Floral Design Decals Craft Project! I was pleasantly inspired to make this from a few pins I had, herehere, and here!

Some time ago, I was admiring a finished piece of furniture on Pinterest that was done in beautiful shades of purple but what was most striking about the dresser was the bold flowers that was painted on it - at least I thought they were painted on! It was so cool and fresh! But actually, they were decals - the peel and stick-on type expressly made for furniture. I kept thinking about the look and then ideas started to swirl around in my head - why not use decals to decorate other areas of your home besides furniture and walls - things like doors, appliances, cabinets, boards, frames, and even toilet tanks!


I wanted to start small and fortunately, I've had this letter "G" for several years now.  I think it's perfect to try out decals on! The letter is all wood and rather large, too - 18" x 14."  I originally got it on clearance for a few dollars back in 2013 for my hubby's man cave. But I never could decide how to decorate it and hubby ended up not having any wall space to put a letter up anyway. So the letter has been in my stash - waiting for the right project!

So the first thing I did was to wipe the dust off - I really didn't see any, but just in case!
Then I painted on a couple of coats of white chalk paint and let that dry.
While the paint was drying,  I was deciding how and which decals I would use.  I had order some flower decals online that I liked and ones that didn't cost much. Some decals can be really expensive. 
So I started positioning the decals I wanted to use  - giving me ideas on where I wanted to place them on the letter.

Next, I started cutting out each design, peeling off the backing and placing the decal where I had planned it to go. It was unbelievably easy to smooth the decals out, and overlapping on the edges using a small tool like a plastic spatula or old credit card.
I smoothed on the larger images first and then filled in with smaller ones, like the butterflies and smaller flowers.
The decals instantly added color and design to the blank space. And they can be easily removed and re-used, too!  Doesn't the letter look gorgeous and makes a lovely, bold statement! Although I still haven't decided where it's going yet! But I'm seriously thinking about adding decals to a large wooden storage cabinet real soon!
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27 comments:

  1. Preciosa letra.
    Como me puedo enterar de la fiesta de enlaces? siempre llego tarde

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    1. Lola, I thought I hit reply to comment. Not sure what I did, but my reply is stated below! Thanks!

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  2. Thanks so much, Lola! If you want to join this link party, just click on the sign up link for the next challenge in March listed above. And if you just want a notice about the link parties, click on My Pinterventures (Erlene) and sign up for her emails. I think you and your crafts would be a wonderful addition to our parties!

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  3. Gorgeous! Those decals look hand painted and I say yes to decorating your storage cabinet. I would put that beautiful letter by your crafting space. I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I am quite pleased how it turned out. I'm loving how it looks and thinking about everywhere I can display decals!

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  4. Que preciosidad ,me encantan esas flores!!!
    Besitos.

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  5. I loved how it turned out Gail. I can see different possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This looks lovely, Gail. I've got several wood craft letters that need to be dressed up. Great idea to use decals.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly! Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what to do with things. And letters is one of them! Using decals seemed perfect!

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  7. Super super pretty! I love how this turned out. What a lovely gift this would make for a little girls bedroom.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm loving how it turned out and yes, it would be perfect for a little girls' bedroom!

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  8. Wow! I thought it was decoupage but I am intrigued to learn they are decals! Even better...no fussy cutting! You were very wise to start with a smaller project to learn how to use this product. I had a wooden tray that needs sprucing up. I'm going to see what decals are available.

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  9. Yes, it's hard to believe it is not decoupage. And as much as I like decoupage, this is so much easier and looks even better. I hope you had a chance to click on the first pinterest link and see the furniture piece that used decals. Amazing!

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  10. That is really pretty! Pinned.

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  11. Such pretty flowers! They really do add a wonderful touch to your letter!

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  12. It's beautiful Gail. Of course I thought it was Mod Podge at first but happy to be made aware of another good idea like this!

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  13. Love those decals! Such a pretty monogram letter, Gail. My office needs a big M, just like this!

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  14. The decals you found are so pretty and they look great on your letter! Visiting from Beautifully Made.

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  15. This will be a pretty addition in any room you use it in. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is lovely, Gail! The flowers are so pretty! Pinning!

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  17. What a beautiful piece! I especially love how the decals wrap around the edges!

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  18. This is a great project for spring. Looks so much easier to use stickers than cutting up napkins for decoupage. Pinned.

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  19. I love this idea! I agree with Erlene, using stickers is such a better idea than cutting napkins! Fantastic!

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  20. What a lovely monogram craft, Gail! You could do this in so many ways, too! Pinned!

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  21. This letter is gorgeous! Going through this tutorial, I was thinking some florals cut from scrapbook paper mod podged on would also work well. You've inspired me!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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