Category Archives: DIY Projects

A Coffee Table Refresh

Easily Recreate the Look of Your Room

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Feeling like your coffee table might need a makeover? We sure did and so we put Fablon’s sticky back plastic to the test to design our perfect tabletop with a little bit of sass and a whole lot of style! Without spending a fortune, we were able to refresh this drab black table into a fashionable room statement, all within an hours’ time. For tables both big and small, create your own sleek interior with this brilliant decorating project.

Note: This project will differ slightly depending on the size of your table and if you decide to do just the tabletop or include the sides as well.

Project Tools:

2 Rolls of Ariel Brown Peel & Stick Liner

Craft Knife

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Step 1: Position your sticky back plastic the way you would like it to appear on your table, once you’ve finalized the positioning, remove the backing and smooth into place. Watch for air bubbles and either eliminate them with a smoothing tool or credit card.

Step 2: Once your liner has been applied, take your craft knife and run it along the edges of your table to get rid of any excess material.

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Step 3:  For this project, we had 6 different sides we needed to cover. We applied the sticky back plastic over each section and smoothed into place. Once the liner had been applied, we simply ran our craft knife along the edges of each square to make sure the sticky back plastic was identical in shape.

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Easy Decorating: Chic and Stylish Vases

Make a Glistening Statement with these Refurbished Vases!

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Today’s project is all about reusing what you already have in your home, for nothings quite more satisfying then taking something old and making it new again! Take a look around and ask yourself, is there anything in my home that I haven’t used in a while? Once you’ve identified those key items, determine which items are completely useless and which, with some work, may actually make a beautiful décor statement.

We decided on some old vases that were lacking any color and design. Using three of Fablon’s Premium Special Effects Liners, we were able to give them not only a new look but also bring a stylish touch to our existing décor.

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The soft iridescent glow of the sticky back plastic added a touch of luxury that brought high-fashion detail to these once plain vases. Whether for flowers, greens, kitchen storage, or just for decoration, this simple decorating project was not only easy but helped us re-purpose those once forgotten items in our home.

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For the Kids: Bright and Colorful Folders

Get Creative with this Fun Arts & Crafts Project

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This fun and colorful craft project makes a perfect weekend or school break activity for children and teens alike. With so many Fablon designs to choose from, covering folders, schoolbooks, journals, note pads, diaries and more has never been so simple. With the ease of a peel and stick design, there’s absolutely no mess involved making even the clean-up enjoyable!

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Project Tools:

Contour Rose Peel and Stick Liner

Paris Peel and Stick Liner

Pencil or marker for tracing

Scissors

Plain Folders, books, journals (or whatever you want!)

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After you’ve chosen your design and the item you would like to cover, take your folder or book and place it on top of the sticky back plastic. Trace the exterior of both the front and back covers with your pencil and then cut out your outline using a pair of scissors. Remove the liners backing and smooth into place. Any excess material either trim with your scissors or a craft knife. If you would like to cover the interior of your notebook or journal, just repeat the steps above!

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Do-It-Yourself Contemporary Wall Décor

How to Create Your Own Stylish Masterpiece!

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Creating your own work of art doesn’t mean that you have to be an artist or a painter; you can create something beautiful no matter your expertise! In the do-it-yourself era, it’s now more common to make it yourself then it is to actually buy it.

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Today we tackle the project of creating our own modern wall décor using Fablon’s Barcelona Window Film. By taking an old picture frame and simply adding a touch of design and color, we were pleasantly surprised to find that we had an instant masterpiece on our hands that looked beautiful enough to sell!

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Project Tools:

Barcelona Self-Adhesive Window Film

Craft Knife/Scissors

Empty Frame

Marker for tracing

Step 1: Measure the width and height of your frame (for this project we measured the height and width of the 9 individual panels)

Step 2: Using your measurements, trace an outline of your frame on the backside of your film (we traced one panel outline and then used that to trace the remaining 8 panels)

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Step 3: Once you’ve cut out your outline, make sure your frame has been cleaned and then remove the film’s backing and smooth into place

Step 4: Remove any excess material using a craft knife (make sure to pay attention to the design and colors of the film, we used different parts of the design to make sure our final picture blended together seamlessly)

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Winter Decorating

Beautiful Frosted Snowflakes

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In addition to their stylish selection of peel and stick sticky back plastic, Fablon also carries an array of easy to use window films that bring beauty to ordinary glass surfaces and décor. With winter upon us and the cold setting in, we thought that by adding a little decoration to our plain windows we might abate the winter blues for just a bit longer!

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Choosing the elegantly frosted static cling design, we set to work to create our own winter wonderland…

Project Tools:

Frost Window Static Cling

Craft Knife/Scissors

Marker for tracing

Step 1: Taking your window film, trace as many snowflake designs as you would like on the “non-cling” side of your film

Step 2: With either a craft knife or scissors, carefully cut out each snowflake avoiding leaving any marker residue behind

Step 3: Clean your window(s) so that they are free of all dust and debris

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Step 4: Remove the clear backing from each snowflake

Step 5: With a damp cloth, wipe the area where you are going to place your snowflake and smooth into place

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From twinkling stars to charming snowmen, elegant tree silhouettes and more, have fun creating your own whimsical winter scene with any of Fablon’s peel and stick or static cling window films!