How to: Put Up a Vinyl Sticker

Monday, April 2, 2012

I was looking for an interesting way to spruce up my kitchen. And I decided on a vinyl sticker that I bought at this local boutique flower shop. It cost about R420 or about $60. It was designed by Twiggy Vinyl Wall Art, and you can check more of there stuff out at

This is the original idea. Now I will show you the step by step.

1. CLEAN YOUR WALL OR SURFACE. I don't have a pic of that, because that's just nitty gritty. But for the entire excersise you will need scissors, prestik, the sticker (duh) and measuring tape.

2. PREP YOU VINYL & PLAN YOUR LAYOUT. I used the measuring tape to measure the walls and figure out where I'm going to put the sticker up. I then cut it into several pieces and arranged it on the wall using the prestik.

3. APPLY THE VINYL WALL ART. When I was happy with the layout, I got Flip to slowly peel awy the wax backing paper. I was too scared to do it. Start in the corner, the vinyl should be sticking to the transfer tape. Discard the wax backing paper. At the end of the day, I walked around picking up pieces of paper. The dogs got hold of some pieces, and I had to pick up a lot more than there had initially been.

I digress. As you lower your vinyl to the surface, move your hand lightly across the decal, starting at the centre working your way outwards. The instructions said that we should use a credit card to smooth the graphic out, but we just used a spoon. 

TIP: If you want to make extra sure that the vinyl sticks to the wall, warm it up with your hairdryer.

4. REMOVE THE TRANSFER TAPE. Starting from the corner, slowly and carefully pull the transfer tape away from the wall at an angle. If parts of the vinyl are left attached to the transfer tape, stop pulling and press the vinyl to the wall through the transfer tape. Then, step back and enjoy the finished project!


Chrissy said...

Those are awesome! Love them and think I need some as well! xxx

Amira said...

oh my gosh, could this be any cuter?! Where did you get those?

The Pink Growl said...

Very cute and it looks great! One of my friends sells Uppercase Living which is the same kind of little wall things - they are adorable!

Bri said...

how fun! reminds me of a little cafe :)

Once upon a Time-Sacha said...

Awesome! Looks stunning.

Notes She Wrote said...

this is awesome!

by the way, thank you SO much for your tips on Monday! I will definitely be using them :)

xo, Marie

Cara said...

SUPER cute. Love this idea!

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