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Rustic Inspired Stools

Weathered, Natural, Timeless…

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A trend we’ve loved lately is the rustic décor trend, where distressed wood and vintage details are mixed elegantly throughout your home for an area that’s not only natural but both warm and inviting. Looking for a way to incorporate this into our own space, we decided to refresh some wooden stools to give them a worn finish that had a fresh, beachy chic vibe.

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One of our favorite Fablon designs; we were excited to finally use the Scrapwood Peel and Stick Liner! A beautifully weathered print, this sticky back plastic was able to give the stools an antique look that was both rustic and timeless.

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We first covered the tops of the stools, removing any excess film with a craft knife as we went. After the tops, we continued to install the sticky back plastic on each of the four sides, making eight sides total between the two stools.

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So easy, this simple décor upgrade changed the look of the adjoining bar top, bringing a cottage inspired look to our kitchen with a beautiful organic air.

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Redesigning with Fablon: A Beautiful Bookshelf Interior

A Simple Way to Refurbish Your Furniture!

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Create a lovely room statement with this vintage inspired décor project that uses a variety of Fablon products. By mixing and matching prints, we made over a simple wooden bookcase and transformed it into a stylish new accessory.

Project Tools:

Heritage Silver Liner

Classic Ornament Black Liner

Cirrus Liner

Oriental Blossom Liner

Craft Knife

Ruler

Pencil/Marker

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Step 1: Measure the height and width of each individual shelf

Step 2: Cut out each liner to your shelf’s dimensions (adding ½” or so to your overall dimensions in case of any mistakes)

Step 3: Install each liner while paying special attention to air bubbles (a credit card or smoothing tool will help to erase any that occur!)

Step 4: Remove any excess material with a craft knife

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Not just for bookshelves, sticky back plastic can be used to refresh the look of an array of different surfaces such as coffee tables, dressers, cabinets, night stands and more. Take a more modern approach with a contemporary design or stay basic with a solid color, either way you have a beautiful new piece of furniture to enjoy.

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A Vintage Laptop Cover

Give Your Computer a Designer Upgrade!

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Use your laptop as an accessory by covering it in your favorite Fablon print! This easy craft idea helps you transform the plain exterior of your computer by giving it a beautiful designer upgrade. Choose between animal prints and patchworks, pretty stencil designs and lovely damasks.

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The only tools you need are your laptop, the sticky back plastic of your choice and a craft knife! We suggest first positioning the liner the way you would like it to appear on your computer. Some designs like the Scrapbook liner we used for this project have varying patterns throughout, so we placed it to display certain details we liked such as the quote “Look on the Bright Side of Life”.

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Once you’ve properly applied your sticky back plastic, the next step is to carefully trace the outline of your laptop with a craft knife. Pay special attention to the round corners, as it is easy to slip and make a mistake. Once you’ve finished the front of your computer, flip it around to install the back.

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We chose two different designs because we liked the vintage look of pairing two complimentary patterns together; however one roll of sticky back plastic can easily cover both the front and back!

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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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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!