How to Make Removable Wall Decals

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How to Make Removable Wall Decals
Removable wall decals are a fun way to decorate. (sticker mauve image by Unclesam from

Wall decals are a quick and fun way to decorate a room. They can be used to add animated characters to a child's room or create a theme such as a sports room. You can even create decals for a school to show your team spirit. When making your own wall decals, it is important to use the right type of paper so that the decal can easily be removed at a later date.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Low tack contact paper
  • Marker
  • Computer (optional)
  • Printer (optional)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Unroll the contact paper face up and set a heavy object on both sides of it to prevent it from rolling back up.

  2. 2

    Draw the design for the wall decal directly on the contact paper using a pencil or maker. If you want to create an intricate design, such as a flower, print out a flower on your computer's printer and cut it out with scissors. Place the cutout on top of the contact paper and trace around it with the marker.

  3. 3

    Paint the inside of the design with acrylic paint and a paint brush using any colours that you like. Allow the contact paper to sit for approximately 30 minutes to allow the paint to fully dry.

  4. 4

    Cut out the wall decal from the contact paper using scissors.

  5. 5

    Peel the protective paper backing off of the wall decal to expose the sticky adhesive.

  6. 6

    Place the wall decal against the wall with the sticky side facing the wall. Press the decal onto the wall and smooth it into place using your hands.

Tips and warnings

  • When printing out images, make sure that they are not copyrighted as creating a decal with them is a copyright violation.

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