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Make clear stickers for your next big company event, to promote your latest product, to stick around the office, stick on cars, or just for fun! If you’re in a band, make band stickers, and use them to promote your upcoming album or tour. For easy promotion, include bumper stickers, or stickers for free giveaways to fans. Use stickers to stick on free gifts for clients, for company events, to promote your latest product, or to promote sales.

With our high quality, glossy vinyl material, they will stick strong on most material, and apply smoothly. With using white ink, our clear stickers will have that extra pop to your images. You can make them just about any shape, from round stickers, to heart shaped, or have them die cut to the image. When it comes time to change your stickers, they will come off clean leaving no messy residue behind to harm your products.

How to Make a 80s Style Tee Shirt

Cut up an old tee shirt to look like you just stepped out of the 80s!

First, the Neck : Mark 2–3 inches (5.1–7.6 cm) from the neckline all around the neck, following its natural shape.iron on transfers for t shirts

With sharp scissors, follow the basic neckline shape and cut a new, larger hole, using your marks and guidelines. (Remember to cut on the outside of your marks so those don’t remain on the shirt)

Next, the Sleeves : Fold the shirt perfectly in half, matching up the sleeve stitching both on top and bottom.

Holding both sleeves together, follow the angle of the sleeve edge, cutting off 2–4 inches (5.1–10.2 cm), depending on desired sleeve length.

Finally, the details : For a short shirt, in true “Flash Dance” style, feel free to cut an additional 6–8 inches (15.2–20.3 cm) off the length of the tee OR…

Instead of making it short, create some custom fringe. Lay the shirt out perfectly flat. Cut the side of the tee up each edge, stopping where the sleeve meets the body of the tee. Biker Flames iron on decals

Then snip small 2″ cuts (about 0.5″ apart from each other) down both the front and back of each side edge. Make sure there are the same number of snips on each side.

Tie the pieces together to create a side fringe on the shirt. Now repeat on the other side.

Now ROCK ON in your totally rad custom 80s-tee-shirts

Warnings

  • Make sure not to cut too much up the shirt to the sleeve, because the shirt will rip if you do so.
  • Be careful with scissors!

Things You’ll Need

  • A ruler

  • A silver Sharpie or chalk

  • Sharp scissors

  • Your Journey album

  • An oversized shirt (especially if you do the fringe because you will be taking in the waist at least four inches)

How to Get the Sticker Remains off Valuable Products

Some products that you buy may have stickers on them which leave sticky remains that are very hard to get off. This article shows you ways to remove the remains off such products without damaging them.

Method 1. Glass

1. Soak the remains of the sticker with rubbing alcohol.

2. Use the sharp edge of a razor blade to scrape off the remains; this will not damage the glass.

3. Make sure the blade isn’t pointing directly towards the glass. It should be facing the remains and should just skim the surface of it. If it gets harder to scrape off, add warmer water.

Method 2. Wood

1. Put hot water on a sponge.

2. Dab the sponge on the the remains of the sticker on the wood.

3. Slowly peel off as you would with a sticker. It will be easier than using cold water.

4. Consider using a towel to rub it off but it depends on the wood type. If it is smooth, the towel will work better than peeling it off.

Method 3. Metal

1. Use very hot water on the remains. Let it set for about 3 minutes.custom NHL decals stickers

2. Get a towel and rub the remains off hard. The harder you rub the remains, the more effective it will be.

3. Confirm that you are doing it correctly by checking if you get small rolls of sticker.

Method 4. Plastic

1. use rubbing alcohol and do basically what you would do with glass but be more gentle.

Tips

  • WD-40 sprayed on and left to sit will melt most glues. If not, try GooGone from the dollar store or a hardware store.
  • Boiling water can be dangerous, but its more effective.custom mlb stickers

Warnings

  • All three methods can cause injury if care is not taken, so be vigilant. Keep your fingers out of the way of the razor blade.
  • Do not try using hot water on glass.
  • The glass does not class as a laptop screen. A related wikihow has been added to tell you how to clean a laptop screen.

    Things You’ll Need

    • Razor blade

    • Warm water

    • Hot water

    • Towel

How to Print Out Large Letters of the Alphabet

    One of the most classic classroom decorations is an alphabet, strategically placed so students can refer to it when working and serve as a visual reminder of what they’ve learned. You can make a large format alphabet decoration inexpensively and easily by printing out large letters using your computer and printer. There are numerous websites that offer large format letters that can be downloaded and printed, or you can design the letters yourself using word processing software. Remember you can get creative with fonts and colors to help catch your students’ interests as well.custom mlb stickers

    • Open up a blank document using word processing software on your computer. Type the first letter you wish to create in the first line of the document.

    • Highlight the letter you just typed and go up to the “Font Size” drop down menu, usually located at the top center of the document window. Select the largest font size available and click it. If the largest size available does not sufficiently enlarge the letter, you can type in a larger number into the “Font Size” drop down menu box.

    • Highlight your letter again and select the “Font” drop down menu if you wish to use a particular font for your letter. Select your desired font out of the available options.custom NHL decals stickers

    • Go to the “File” drop down menu and select “Print Preview” to see if your letter looks as you want it to. Check that it is appropriately aligned on the paper and does not overlap the boundaries of the paper size.

    • Navigate to a website if you choose not to make your own alphabet. Many sites offer large format letters for printing. Select the first letter you wish to print. Open the letter in a new browser window, or download it to your desktop and open it using the appropriate software (generally, either word processing software or a .pdf reader).

    • Select the “File” drop down menu and click the “Print” option on either your web browser or word processing software.

    • Check that there is paper loaded into your printer and that it is plugged in and communicating with your computer. Click the “Print” button in your web browser or word processing software and monitor the printer as it prints the letter out.

How to Make Winter Window Decorations

Winter decorations cheer up drab windows, and make them look pretty and frosted during the cold dull months.

1. Go to your local craft store and purchase plain white card, silver paper, silver and gold glitter glue, PVA glue, double side sticky plastic, a small paint brush, cheap silver and gold baubles, thin gold or silver ribbon, tinsel, and some window snow spray. You could also buy or find some clear fairy lights.

2. Take some white card, and lightly draw an outline of a snowman on it. Don’t pencil in any features. Cut it out.

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3. Carefully draw in the features, such as a scarf, eyes, nose etc using gold and silver glitter glue. Place on some newspaper and allow to dry for a few hours. custom NHL decals stickers

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4. String up the fairy lights in the window you’re decorating.

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5. Spray window snow in the corners of the window for a frosted affect. Pin up the curtains and pull up the blinds beforehand to avoid any damage to them.

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6. Thread the ribbon through the tops of the baubles, and string them up at different levels in the window.

7. Draw some stars onto the silver paper.custom mlb stickers They don’t all have to be the same size. Cut them out carefully.

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8. Cut some small squares of double sticky plastic, and peel it. Apply three pieces to the front of each star point. Stick them in the window.

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9. When the snowmen are dry, cut and peel some small squares of sticky plastic and apply to the front of them, one piece at the top and one at the bottom. Stick them in the window.

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10. Blu-tack a long straight piece of tinsel onto the top of the window, and again at the bottom.

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Things You’ll Need

  • Plain white card

  • Silver paper

  • Silver and gold glitter glue

  • PVA glue

  • Double side sticky plastic

  • A small paint brush

  • Silver baubles

  • Scissors

  • Thin gold or silver ribbon.

  • Window snow spray

  • Tinsel

How to Make an Applique

Appliques are the perfect way to jazz up plain articles of clothing, or make old clothes into something fresh and fun. They can also be used to make personalized gifts like t-shirts, tote bags, or caps for friends or loved ones. You can make an applique out of any design you can think up, so the sky’s the limit! Read on to learn how to create and apply appliques.

Part 1. Make the Applique.iron on NHL Embroidered Patches

1. Choose a design and fabric. If this is your first time making an applique, you may want to go with a simple design, like a heart, a star, or a bird – objects with clearly defined and recognizable silhouettes.

  • Do an online search for “applique designs” if you’d like to see a wide range of ideas that have worked for other crafters. If you find one you love, print it out so you can trace it later.
  • Keep in mind that you’ll be sewing around the edges of your applique when you apply it to your chosen article of clothing. Simpler geometric shapes will be easier to sew around than trees with many branches, or the skyline of a city. Go with what works for your skill level.
  • Think about what type of fabric fits both your design and the article you’ll be enhancing with your applique. Make a choice based on color and style. Fabrics made of light cotton or muslin work well. iron on transfers for t shirts
  • If you’re feeling bold, choose a multi-layered design and more than one fabric. For example, you could create a black bird with red-tipped wings, or a white crescent moon with a yellow star.

2. Draw or trace your design on a piece of paper. You’ll be using your drawing as a pattern, so take a pencil and use clear, thick strokes that are easy to cut out. When your design is finished, carefully cut it out using a pair of scissors.

    • If your design includes letters or another asymmetrical shape that should be pointing in a certain direction, draw or trace its mirror image onto the paper. The shapes will be pointing in the correct direction on your finished piece.

    3. Trace your pattern onto iron-on interfacing, or fusible webbing. Make sure you trace on smooth side of the iron-on interfacing, since the side with glue is more difficult to work with. When you’re finished tracing your design, cut it out of the interfacing using a pair of scissors.

    • For this step, it’s important to use a fabric pen or a different pen with ink that won’t bleed to prevent getting spots and stains on your finished piece.
    • Iron-on interfacing is available at fabric stores. Try to find one with paper backing that can be peeled away – this will help when it comes time to attach your applique to your article of clothing.

    4. Iron the interfacing onto the “wrong” side of your fabric. Turn the fabric over so that the right side is facing down. Place your iron-on interfacing cutouts glue side down on the fabric and carefully run an iron set on the “silk” setting over them until they are fused with the fabric.

    • Make sure the steam setting on your iron is off, since the moisture might affect the shape of your interfacing.

    5. Use a pair of fabric scissors to cut your design out of the fabric. Your applique is now ready to be attached to your piece.

    Part 2. Attach the Applique

    1. Prepare the underlying fabric for the applique. Make sure the underlying fabric is clean and pressed. If you’re working with cotton or another shrinkable fabric, run it through the washer and dryer in preparation for the applique.

    2. Position the applique on the underlying fabric. Do you want your applique to be centered, or offset? Try different arrangements to figure out what effect you like best.

    • If your iron-on interfacing has a removable paper backing, go ahead and remove the paper and stick your design where you want it to go on the fabric.
    • If your iron-on interfacing does not have adhesive backing, position your design and use a few straight pins to keep it in place.
    • Make sure your design and the underlying fabric are flat and free of wrinkles.

    3. Sew the applique to the underlying fabric. Use a sewing machine to stitch around the perimeter of your design, gently guiding the fabric through the machine and pivoting when you come to a corner.

    • When you’ve stitched around the entire perimeter, stitch a few centimeters over the place where you started, then do a backstitch to finish it off. Turn the fabric over and clip the threads.
    • The settings on your sewing machine determine the length and width of your stitches. Use bigger or smaller stitches depending on what you want the finished piece to look like.
    • If you have more than one piece in your applique, stitch the bottom layer first, then position and stitch the second layer, and so on. Consider using contrasting threads for the different layers and fabrics.

    4. Tidy up the finished piece. Trim loose threads from the back of the applique. Iron the shirt, bag, or blanket you just appliqued for the finishing touch.

    • Consider adding a few decorative touches, such as buttons, bows, or sequins.

    5. Finished.

    Tips

    • The fabric you choose for your applique should not be heavier than the underlying fabric.
    • Appliques are handy for covering holes or stains in old clothes.

    Things You’ll Need

    • Paper

    • Pencil

    • Fabric Scissors

    • Fabric pen

    • Iron-on interfacing/fusible webbing

    • Iron

    • Applique fabric

    • Underlying fabric (a t-shirt, a tote bag, a blanket, etc.)

    • A sewing machine or a needle and thread

    • Straight pins

How to Reattach Plastic Lettering to a Jersey

So you’ve got a team jersey that needs some TLC? Are those great looking plasticized letters starting to curl up and peel off? Not a problem. Keep reading for instructions on how you can re-attach them neatly and easily.

1. Launder the jersey on gentle cycle to remove any debris. Allow it to dry. Turn your jersey inside out when laundering it to avoid additional loosening of the lettering.custom NHL lettering

2. Lay the jersey on the ironing board with numbers smoothed out.

3. Set your iron to the hottest setting and turn the steam feature off.

4. Position the number carefully, and place the edge of a sheet of plain paper over it.

5. Press the edge (not the whole bottom!) of the iron to the edge of the letter.

  • Notes:
    • Place the edge of the paper even with the edge of the plastic number so that you can see what you are doing more easily.
    • Use only the edge of the iron, not the entire flat surface. The object is to seal the two layers of plastic to each other along their edges. Using the entire flat part of the iron will place too much heat over too much surface area at once.
    • You will need to experiment with heat, time, and pressure applied to find the best combination. Start with very short pressing time… almost a “tap” and gradually increase it until you come to a (few seconds) time period which will adhere the plastic layers without melting them so much that they stick to the paper.

6. Gently press down and slide the edge of the iron slowly along the edge of the paper.

  • You do not want the iron to actually touch the plastic, as this will melt the plastic and leave ugly goo on your iron. See “Tips” below.

7. Continue until every edge is tacked back down into place.

8. Leave the jersey on the ironing board until everything has cooled down.

9. Pat yourself on the back and prepare for your kid to say “Hey! You fixed it! Thanks!”

Tips

  • Keep the paper between the plastic and your iron to prevent the melted plastic sticking to the iron. The object is to melt the plastic layers together, not melt the plastic to the iron.
  • Waxed paper can be substituted for regular paper, but will leave a wax residue which must then be cleaned off the iron and lettering.
  • You do not want the iron to actually touch the plastic, as this will melt the plastic and leave ugly goo on your iron.
  • If you don’t want to risk further damaging your garment, lots of small sporting goods stores have an iron specially made for adhering numbers to fabric. They can repair your jersey most of the time free of charge.

Warnings

  • This process is specifically for heat transfer lettering and will not work on silk-screened or sublimated designs. Attempting these steps on such a garment may further damage your product.
  • Irons can get very hot. Handle with appropriate care.

How to Decorate Your Bedroom Wall Cheap

Got a shabby bedroom wall? Depressed every time you lie back and look up? Whether it’s a bad paint job, color choice, or simply a case of too boring, you can decorate your four walls easily and cheaply.  Read on…custom NHL decals stickers

1. If you dislike the paint or wallpaper, get rid of it. Wallpaper can be removed with a scalpel. Painting over a bad color with plain white or cream is always a life saver. Make sure you do this properly and plaster the sideboards before starting.

2. Clean up. You may have stains and dirt on your walls. Get rid of them as soon as possible, as a clean wall is a pretty wall! A sponge and a quality cleaner usually takes good care of stains – if not, try something a little stronger or see if you can redo the paint in that particular area.

3. Get some posters. You can find them in all kinds of magazines, or if you are willing to spend a tiny bit more, try shopping around. Make sure to use blue tack, as this doesn’t damage paint jobs and is easy to remove.

4. Hang up a picture or two. If you’ve got artwork hanging around, stick it in an attractive frame and hang it up on display. You can do the same with photos, collages, anything really. A frame is all you need.

Tips

  • There are poster books available from news agencies, very cheap and complete stocked with all kinds of posters which you can buy.
  • If you want to, you can have a certain wall and just make it your own, decorate with pictures,etc. custom mlb stickers
  • You can try doing something unique and painting patterns rather than solid colors if you want something more outrageous.
  • If you live with someone else or the place isn’t yours, always ask permission before making any major changes like paint or wallpaper.
  • Try to pick a certain theme to stick with for a more coordinated look.

Warnings

  • Sticky tape can damage walls and is difficult to remove, so always use blue tack.
  • Be careful that the cleaners you use are safe on paint.

How to Decorate Your Notebook

Crepe-paper streamers are inexpensive party decorations that give big visual impact. With nothing but a roll of streamers, scissors, tape and a handful of thumbtacks, you can turn almost any get-together into a festive gathering. Best of all, streamers are also fairly easy to clean up, and as long as they don’t rip, you can re-use them many times over. Ultimately, decorating with streamers is all about expressing your own creativity in strips of crepe paper.NBA wall decals

Method 1. Criss-Cross

1. Tape, thumbtack or staple one end of a streamer to a corner of the ceiling.

2. Grasp the other end of the streamer and twist gently.

  • Don’t twist it so tightly that it crinkles up or becomes stiff.

3. Attach the other end of the streamer in the middle of the room, or around a ceiling fixture you’d like to highlight. Leave enough slack in the streamer for it to drape gracefully.

4. Continue attaching streamers in the corners or sides of the room, then gathering them all in the middle.

Method 2. The Curtain

1. Tape floor-length streamers side-by-side to the top of a doorway.iron the transfers

This creates a similar effect to a beaded curtain, and is a great way to set up a surprise party or to partition off certain areas without using a solid barrier.

Method 3. The Drape

1. Cut and drape lengths of streamers across a table so the ends hang down, or around the arms of a chair.

  • You can let the streamers hang loose, or secure the ends. If you secure the ends, pin or tape the streamer periodically along its length so that it drapes in a series of small, wide “U” shapes.
Method 4. The Wrap

1. Tape one end of a streamer to the end of a stair banister, or one side of the balcony railing.

2. Twist the streamer gently around the banister or railing, until you’ve loosely covered the length of the railing.

  • Don’t worry about covering the railing or banister entirely; instead, aim for a candy-cane-like “swirl” effect.
  • Tape the other end in place.
Method 5. The Flutter Effect

Tape streamers so they dangle in front of or near ceiling and window fans. When the fans are turned on, the streamers will flutter in the breeze.

  • You can also hang streamers in front of an open window–no fan–so they stand a chance of catching the real breeze.
Method 6. The Colorful Twist

1. Take two colors of streamers of choice.

2. Tape one end of each streamer to each other. Don’t tape both ends; just do one end.

3. Start twisting them together,

4. Once done, connect the other end so they don’t un-twist.

5. Hang them anywhere you’d like. For example, drape above a doorway or along the sides of a table.

Tips

  • For an interesting 2-color effect, tape the ends of 2 different-color streamers together. Use them as a single streamer for any of your decorating ideas; as you twist the streamers, they’ll give the impression of alternating colors.
  • Select a streamer color or colors that match the occasion. For example, if you’re decorating to watch a sports game or celebrate a win, choose your team’s colors; use red, white and blue streamers to decorate for the Fourth of July; orange and black for Halloween; red, green, silver and white for Christmas; and neutral tones for Thanksgiving.

Things You’ll Need

  • Streamers

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Thumbtacks

How to Decorate a Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a house; it is where meals are cooked and where family converge and hang out. There are many ways to add decorations to a kitchen and make it inviting and warm custom NHL stickers . Here are some tips on how to decorate yours!

Method 1:

Making Small Changes

1. Declutter. If you are like many people, you may be guilty of too many details. Take an honest look at your kitchen. Is it too cluttered? You can easily sidestep this problem by taking a few things away or simply rearranging your storage system to keep the extras from view. A new kitchen may emerge just from this one step.

  • If you have no choice but to display all of your appliances and dishware for a lack of storage, you’re going to have to get some! Buy a cart, bring an extra piece in, or invest in some attractive bins and containers.

2. Use color to make it cozy. If you stick to whites like a piece of rice, you risk ending with a kitchen that seems hospital-like and cold. Add a few accent colors that are bright and cheery to make it seem warm, lived in, and loved.

  • Choose certain spots for your color NBA wall decals. The seating? The lighting? An area of the countertop? In addition, do not feel pressure to stick to just one — different hues of the same color work well together — and remove the pressure to find the exact right tone.

3. Add fresh flowers. Plants and flowers add lively decoration to any room and are good for the environment. Add a functional decoration to your kitchen by creating a window box with fresh herbs, or replace fresh-cut flowers in a kitchen table vase every few days to keep it looking new.

  • Make sure they match your theme! A simplistic, neutral kitchen would benefit nicely from a simple Easter Lily or two while a kitchen with more pizzazz might look better with a bunch of carnations or daisies. What flower fits your kitchen’s personality?
  • Herbs are not grown in factories, you know. To kill two birds with one stone, grow them yourself in your kitchen window! What a cute little way to spruce up your kitchen and jazz up your meals.

4. Jazz up your fridge magnets. For those of us that don’t have a massive budget to install gold-flecked countertops lined with rubies, a fun way to spruce up your kitchen’s ambiance is to spice up your fridge! There are loads of fun choices available that you can cater specifically to your personality.

  • Sometimes it’s the little things in life. Buy a whole bunch of magnetic letters and leave your roommate a nice message about how you drank the last diet Coke, or even put magnets on the back of photos from favorite vacations. If it sticks, it’s a possibility.

5. Use texture to your advantage. When you have one look going on in your kitchen (probably smooth and flat), it can look one-dimensional and blah. To add an extra zing to your cooking space, work in texture, too.[1]

  • Go for textured containers, textured linens, and textured wall hangings or curtains. A little bit here and there will go a long away against the smoothness of the countertops, the table, and the cabinets.6. Add unexpected pieces of furniture. Long gone are the days when the kitchen was just the kitchen. Now, the living room is the dining room, the kitchen is the common area, and the dining room could even be for show. While you don’t have to embrace the lifestyle, consider jazzing up your kitchen with no-exactly-meant-for-the-kitchen pieces.
    • A china cabinet, armoire, or credenza is a good way to start expanding the look of your kitchen.[2] If you have a great piece, make it the focal point. Voila, instant theme! Add bookshelves, a bench, or other multi-purpose pieces to seal the deal. After all, this is your kitchen.

    7. Change the linens. One way to give the whole room a cohesive theme is to choose one pattern for your curtains, tablecloth, and hand towels and create a matching set of linens. The only hard part of this is committing to just one!

    8. Switch décor seasonally. Give your kitchen a celebratory feel by changing out linens, curtains, or dishes for special holidays. Rotate these items, which all complement the personality of your kitchen, with the changing seasons to add seasonal colors and elements.

    • This has one extra (albeit teeny) benefit: with the seasons, you can give it a good cleaning. Kitchens are the rooms that get dirtiest, and if you schedule four annual overhauls, your appliances, dishware, and linens will stay good as new.
      Method 2. Making Big Changes

      1. Create shelving. Since your cabinets are probably stocked to the brim, you’ll probably need other methods to house what’s left over (the decorative doodads and the like). For this, you have two options:

      • Floating shelves. If you have walls (and you probably do), you can install floating shelves with ease. They will also draw the eye upward, so if your kitchen is small, it will distract from the cramped-ness of the rest of the room.
      • Cubed shelving. This is turning a wall into a series of boxes. They are artistic and utilitarian. For an added touch, decorate each box (or some of the boxes) with different types of shelf paper.[3] Tada, kitchen innovation.

    2. Stick with an accent color diy window stickers. A kitchen does not need too much going on, so sticking to black and white and other neutral tones are your best bet. Nevertheless, take that monochrome look and spice it up with a specific accent color. Maybe bright yellow or bright blue? Suddenly, the eyes aren’t concerned with the size and immediately focus on your great pieces.

    • Think of accents in your art, towels, and dishware. But remember: it’s an accent color. Too much of an accent color makes it an accent color no more. If you overdo it, you’ll lose the effect. Stick to 4 or 5 pieces.
    • Three words: Paint. The. Ceiling.3. Consider losing all your doors. Whether it’s cabinets or drawers, think about removing the doors. Sure, this means everything on the inside will need to be organized, but that can easily be overcome with cute storage containers and pretty glass and textured bins. And more opportunities to show off your decorating side!
      • The idea here is that you’re opening everything up — literally. The more open it is, the more room the eye will see. The more room the eye sees, the larger the room will seem.

      4. Use mirrors. Just because you’re in a kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t do whatever the heck you want. And since you probably know that mirrors open rooms, why not put one in your kitchen?! It doesn’t have to scream “I’m a mirror!” either — simply place it underneath your cabinetry for a is-it-there-is-it-not-there look.

      • Mirrors (with frames) also make for good trays. Slap some felt on the back and boom — automatic DIY success.

      5. Paint the walls or cabinets. A room’s color helps it feel warm or relaxing, so decorate your kitchen by adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls or cabinets. White is a popular choice, but you can opt for a light shade of blue or yellow if an all-white room isn’t appealing.

      • Use a variety of neutral tones. While using white, cream, and gray may seem drab, when you mix up various neutral tones, it adds depth and sophistication, while staying classic and simple. Turn boring into brilliant by just using a few shades.
      • Add a focus. Paint three walls one color, and the fourth wall a color that pops. The eye will move to it without even realizing it. If you have a great window or area of the room that’s eye-catching, amp it up with a focus color.

      6. Add a backsplash. If you are committed to white walls (either against your will or not), you may feel like your kitchen is a little lacking. Get around this by adding a backsplash — that is a panel behind the sink or stove that protects the wall from splashes. And the panel can be any style you like!

      • It’s easiest to stick to a solid color to add an accent, but consider tiles and patterns, too. Tiles can add extra texture to an otherwise smooth wall.
        • If you already have tile, think about buying tile stickers. A super (couldn’t be easier) easy way to jazz up that backsplash in seconds.[5]

        7. Play around with lighting. You have more options here than you probably realize. Depending on your electrical system, lighting can take on several different sources. Each one can vamp up your kitchen, rejuvenating it with life.

        • Play around with table lamps. Those work on counters, too! It adds a homey, unexpected feel to any area. If you are feeling extra creative, make a “lamp” out of a string of Christmas lights in a clear, glass jar.
        • Put lights in (and under) your cabinets. Not only will your pieces be lit up (and they’ll look fantastic), it can serve as dim lighting when the full guns aren’t necessary. In other words, romantic and functional.
        • Get a great hanging lamp. Even if you don’t have much space, a great hanging lamp with an eccentric drum shade can be so much fun you won’t notice anything else. Or get several small ones for more lighting options.
        • Go for sconces. If you don’t have room for a big hanging shade or lamps on your countertops, a sconce is an easy way to go. Some are incredibly easy to attach and can provide much more light than their size would allow.

        8. Focus on one element at a time. Decorating a kitchen can become overwhelming if you try to change everything at once. Give yourself one decorating project, like painting or buying new dishes, and stay with that project until it’s completed. You can move on to others later if you feel your kitchen needs more decorating.

        • This well help you know when to stop and when (and how) to keep going. Sometimes adding a focal point or changing your dishware can put a new twist on your kitchen that may be the small tweak that it needed. Create a priority list of things you want to add/change and slowly move down it as necessary.
        Method 3. Choosing a Theme

        1. Pick a style for your entire kitchen. The main way most people go wrong with their kitchens is in not choosing a theme. They have a vision here and a vision there (or they pick up knickknacks as they find them) and conflate them together into one hodgepodge of a kitchen. Pick a theme and you’ve tackled 80% of the battle.

        • It’s important that your kitchen decorating be cohesive and make the room look pulled together. Accomplish this by deciding on one theme for your kitchen and choosing decorations that match it. Some home improvement stores have entire sets of kitchen decorations based on themes like country living, French or art deco styles.

      2. Go ultra-modern. If you love sleek, shiny things, a super modern kitchen may be your style. Think in harsh angles and blacks, whites, and popping, bright colors. Most metallic, stainless steel, and geometric art pieces would adorn this kitchen. Glass, too!

      3. Do a sea theme. A common (but still classy) theme to choose is a sea theme. Whether you live on the ocean or want to bring the ocean to you, this theme is cozy and inviting.

      • Line your shelves with seashells, sailor’s gear, and scenes from the beach. Work in elements of tan, cream, and blues. What a great excuse to make a DIY project with rope, netting, and items from the beach!

4. Opt for an earthy theme custom images printing. If you are fond of dark, warm colors, an earthy, natural, woodsy theme may be more up your alley. Think of dark cabinets, wooden dishware, bowls of potpourri, cherry reds, rich mahoganies, and dark oranges.

5. Go for a colored theme. If an outright themed design is too much for your sensibilities, just go for a color. Hues can line up a kitchen, too! Blue stools, blue dishes, blue cabinet pulls — everything will be brought together regardless of your items’ designs. Just make sure you don’t get sick of it!

  • This theme is a bit dangerous. Too much of one tone can be overkill. However, if you do not have the authority to revamp your kitchen (if renting), incorporating color as your theme may be the best way to go.

Tips

  • Remember that any new decorations should still allow your kitchen to be practical and functional. Avoid any large decorative items that will take up space on your counter tops or stove. Opt for wall hangings and hanging decorations that will be out of your way.