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38 Easy And Amazing Wall Decals

38 Easy And Amazing Wall Decals

Ready to make your walls the centre piece of any room? Here are 38 easy and amazing wall decals you can create to make your home a colourful and wonderful place!

1. 3D Geometric Wall Art.

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      You will only need some cardboard or wooden circles, paint and some glue! Get the full tutorial here.

      2. Postcard Wall Art.

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        You can invest in some postcards or simply collect leaflets from local establishments and events! Just add some double sided sticky tape and you can make a pretty, simple piece of wall art.

        3. Wire Wall Art.

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          If you have long wires, why not turn them into art? With a little help from cleverly placed nails, you can do just that!

          4. Slightly Easier Wire Wall Art.

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            Buy this set here for $8.00 or create one of your own with pins and paper.

            5. Fabric Panels.

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              Using small pieces of fabric, sticky tape and cardboard, you can create an array of colourful panels that will look great anywhere.

              7. Heart Art.

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                The easiest way to create this would probably be to collect colour swatches from your local DIY or paint shop. Then cut out some little hearts and put them in a frame or on a canvas.

                8. Washi Tape Frames.

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                  The frame can be as important as the picture when we’re decorating our homes, but that doesn’t mean they have to extravagant! These require the one and only ingredient of washi tape.

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                  9. Starburst Mirror.

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                    Got a boring mirror hanging in your home? Add a little interest by adding some branches or even chopsticks!

                    10. DIY Paper Wreath.

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                      In this example, each of the leaves is signed, which makes this wreath even more special. Cut out the shapes, have people write on them or add your own inspirational messages and glue them to some paper.

                      11. Paper Pom Poms.

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                        Get the look using tissue paper and this easy tutorial!

                        12. Duct Tape Art.

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                          All you need is a canvas and some colourful duct tape and you can create anything you’d like!

                          13. Toilet Roll Art?

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                              I know what you’re thinking: “who would have toilet roll on their walls?” But look at how pretty these pieces are! Cut tubes into equal parts and stick them together before hanging them up! You can even paint them to add some colour.

                              14. Page Wall.

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                                The quickest possible way to cover a wall, especially if you need to declutter your bookshelf!

                                15. Thread Heart.

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                                    If you’re feeling brave, hammer some nails into your wall and thread yourself a heart. If not, practice on a canvas – it’ll look just as good!

                                    16. 3D Feather Art.

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                                      Make a feather mobile using feathers this tutorial!

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                                      17. Arty Updates.

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                                        Have you ever seen paintings in the backs of thrift shops or charity shops? Take them home and add a modern twist with a block of your favourite colour!

                                        18. Honeycomb Wall Art.

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                                          This may be a bit of a time consuming DIY Project, but if you follow the Vintage Revivals tutorial, you’ll have a beautiful wall in no time.

                                          19. Lipstick Art.

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                                            Take some lipstick shade, framed paper, and turn your lipstick into a paint palette!

                                            20. Photo Wall.

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                                              Although polaroids would be the perfect fit for this piece, it’s easy to crop photos so they look like the real deal. Pin up some pieces of ribbon or string, and peg your photos to it. Voila!

                                              Or, try abstract photos:

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                                                22. Yarn Art.

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                                                  You have to be brave to pull this piece off but if you want to take a go at it, here’s the tutorial!

                                                  23. Sequin Wall.

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                                                    Fantastic for parties! Get some sequins and a roll of brown paper as a base for the wall and get gluing!

                                                    24. Foil Tape Art.

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                                                      Create a simple, classy wall using just foil tape.

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                                                      25. Wipe-Away Art.

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                                                        All you need is a frame, a printer and a white board pen.

                                                        26. Coffee Stirrer Art.

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                                                          All you need are coffee stirrers and paint. Looks like proper art to me!

                                                          27. Paper Garland Art.

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                                                              Here are 5 types of garlands you can make, using scraps of fabric, to brighten up your home!

                                                              28. Shoe Box Art.

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                                                                  All you’ll need is a shoebox or wooden crate, your favourite colour paints and some nails! Make sure you don’t overburden these shelves once they’re up though or they may fall down.

                                                                  29. Moroccan Art.

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                                                                    You’ll need patience and time, but this Moroccan wall art will be worth it! Learn how here.

                                                                    30. Abstract Art.

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                                                                      Although you can create any piece of art you’d like, here’s how you can recreate this particular piece.

                                                                      31. Photo-Clock.

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                                                                        This project may be a bit tricky, but here is how you can create a photo-clock in no time!

                                                                        32. Letters Over Old Art.

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                                                                          I am definitely going to try this! If you have an old painting or you spot a nice one at a thrift store, print off or cut out your favourite saying and paint over the letters with whatever colour you think will look good!

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                                                                          33. Pixel Art.

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                                                                            For the artistically challenged, try pixel art! Take your favourite image and add a pixelate filter – I currently use Picasa for this sort of stuff – and there you have it! A landscape you can paint.

                                                                            34. Tiny Mirrors.

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                                                                              Look around in thrift shops and pick up as many tiny mirrors as you can, then hang them up.

                                                                              35. Hanger Art.

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                                                                                Trouser hangers, clipboards, curtain hangers – why not test out which type you prefer and get to hanging?

                                                                                36. Art Supply Art.

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                                                                                  Why not? This will require some glass or plastic show cases, but once you’ve put them up on your wall you can arrange your art supplies in anyway you wish.

                                                                                  37. Doily Art.

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                                                                                    All you need are some doilies and orange thumbtacks.

                                                                                    38. Crayon Glue Gun Art.

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                                                                                      Create a textured piece of art using crayons and a hot glue gun, but be safe! Ensure that you are wearing safety gear, including eye protection, and place crayons in the gun and shoot away. For the full how-to, find it here.

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                                                                                      10 Real Reasons Why Breaking Bad Habits Is So Difficult

                                                                                      10 Real Reasons Why Breaking Bad Habits Is So Difficult

                                                                                      Bad habits expose us to suffering that is entirely avoidable. Unfortunately, breaking bad habits is difficult because they are 100% dependent on our mental and emotional state.

                                                                                      Anything we do that can prove harmful to us is a bad habit – drinking, drugs, smoking, procrastination, poor communication are all examples of bad habits. These habits have negative effects on our physical, mental, and emotional health.

                                                                                      Humans are hardwired to respond to stimuli and to expect a consequence of any action. This is how habits are acquired: the brain expects to be rewarded a certain way under certain circumstances. How you initially responded to certain stimuli is how your brain will always remind you to behave when the same stimuli are experienced.

                                                                                      If you visited the bar close to your office with colleagues every Friday, your brain will learn to send you a signal to stop there even when you are alone and eventually not just on Fridays. It will expect the reward of a drink after work every day, which can potentially lead to a drinking problem.

                                                                                      Kicking negative behavior patterns and steering clear of them requires a lot of willpower, and there are many reasons why breaking bad habits is so difficult.

                                                                                      1. Lack of Awareness or Acceptance

                                                                                      Breaking a bad habit is not possible if the person who has it is not aware that it is a bad one.

                                                                                      Many people will not realize that their communication skills are poor or that their procrastination is affecting them negatively, or even that the drink they had as a nightcap has now increased to three.

                                                                                      Awareness brings acceptance. Unless a person realizes on their own that a habit is bad, or someone manages to convince them of the same, there is very little chance of the habit being kicked.

                                                                                      2. No Motivation

                                                                                      Going through a divorce, not being able to cope with academic pressure, and falling into debt are instances that can bring a profound sense of failure with them. A person going through these times can fall into a cycle of negative thinking where the world is against them and nothing they can do will ever help, so they stop trying altogether.

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                                                                                      This give-up attitude is a bad habit that just keeps coming around. Being in debt could make you feel like you are failing at maintaining your home, family, and life in general.

                                                                                      If you are looking to get out of a rut and feel motivated, take a look at this article: Why Is Internal Motivation So Powerful (And How to Find It)

                                                                                      3. Underlying Psychological Conditions

                                                                                      Psychological conditions such as depression and ADD can make it difficult to start breaking bad habits.

                                                                                      A depressed person may find it difficult to summon the energy to cook a healthy meal, resulting in food being ordered in or consumption of packaged foods. This could lead to a habit that adversely affects health and is difficult to overcome.

                                                                                      A person with ADD may start to clean their house but get distracted soon after, leaving the task incomplete, eventually leading to a state where it is acceptable to live in a house that is untidy and dirty.

                                                                                      The fear of missing out (FOMO) is very real to some people. Obsessively checking their social media and news sources, they may believe that not knowing of something as soon as it is published can be catastrophic to their social standing.

                                                                                      4. Bad Habits Make Us Feel Good

                                                                                      One of the reasons it is difficult to break habits is that a lot of them make us feel good.[1]

                                                                                      We’ve all been there – the craving for a tub of ice cream after a breakup or a casual drag on a joint, never to be repeated until we miss how good it made us feel. We succumb to the craving for the pleasure felt while indulging in it, cementing it as a habit even while we are aware it isn’t good for us.

                                                                                      Overeating is a very common bad habit. Just another pack of chips, a couple of candies, a large soda… none of these are necessary for survival. We want them because they give us comfort. They’re familiar, they taste good, and we don’t even notice when we progress from just one extra slice of pizza to four.

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                                                                                      You can read this article to learn more: We Do What We Know Is Bad for Us, Why?

                                                                                      5. Upward Comparisons

                                                                                      Comparisons are a bad habit that many of us have been exposed to since we were children. Parents might have compared us to siblings, teachers may have compared us to classmates, and bosses could compare us to past and present employees.

                                                                                      The people who have developed the bad habit of comparing themselves to others have been given incorrect yardsticks for measurement from the start.

                                                                                      These people will always find it difficult to break out of this bad habit because there will always be someone who has it better than they do: a better house, better car, better job, higher income and so on.

                                                                                      Research shows that in the age of social media, social comparisons are much easier and can ultimately harm self-esteem if scrolling becomes a bad habit[2].

                                                                                      6. No Alternative

                                                                                      This is a real and valid reason why breaking bad habits is difficult. These habits could fulfill a need that may not be met any other way.

                                                                                      Someone who has physical or psychological limitations, such as a disability or social anxiety, may find it hard to quit obsessive content consumption for better habits.

                                                                                      Alternately, a perfectly healthy person may be unable to quit smoking because alternates are just not working out.

                                                                                      Similarly, a person who bites their nails when anxious may be unable to relieve stress in any other socially accepted manner.

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                                                                                      7. Stress

                                                                                      As mentioned above, anything that stresses us out can lead to adopting and cementing an unhealthy habit.

                                                                                      When a person is stressed about something, it is easy for bad habits to form because the mental resources required to fight them are not available[3].

                                                                                      We often see a person who had previously managed to kick a bad habit fall back into the old ways because they felt their stress couldn’t be managed any other way.

                                                                                      If you need some help reducing stress, check out the following video for some healthy ways to get started:

                                                                                      8. Sense of Failure

                                                                                      People looking to kick bad habits may feel a strong sense of failure because it’s just that difficult.

                                                                                      Dropping a bad habit usually means changes in lifestyle that people may be unwilling to make, or these changes might not be easy to make in spite of the will to make them.

                                                                                      Overeaters need to empty their house of unhealthy food, resist the urge to order in, and not pick up their standard grocery items from the store. Those who drink too much need to avoid the bars or even people who drink often.

                                                                                      If such people slip even once with a glass of wine, or a smoke, or a bag of chips, they tend to be excessively harsh on themselves and feel like failures.

                                                                                      9. The Need to Be All-New

                                                                                      People who are looking to break bad habits feel they need to re-create themselves in order to break themselves of their bad habits, while the truth is the complete opposite.

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                                                                                      These people actually need to go back to who they were before they developed the bad habit and try to create good habits from there.

                                                                                      10. Force of Habit

                                                                                      Humans are creatures of habit, and having familiar, comforting outcomes for daily triggers helps us maintain a sense of balance in our lives.

                                                                                      Consider people who are used to lighting up a cigarette every time they talk on the phone or eating junk food when watching TV. They will always associate a phone call with a puff on the cigarette and screen time with eating.

                                                                                      These habits, though bad, are a source of comfort to them, as is meeting with those people they indulge in these bad habits with.

                                                                                      Final Thoughts

                                                                                      These are the main reasons why breaking bad habits is difficult, but the good news is that the task is not impossible. Breaking habits takes time, and you’ll need to put long-term goals in place to replace a bad habit with a good one.

                                                                                      There are many compassionate, positive and self-loving techniques to kick bad habits. The internet is rich in information regarding bad habits, their effects and how to overcome them, while professional help is always available for those who feel they need it.

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                                                                                      Reference

                                                                                      [1] After Skool: Why Do Bad Habits Feel SO GOOD?
                                                                                      [2] Psychology of Popular Media Culture: Social comparison, social media, and self-esteem.
                                                                                      [3] Stanford Medicine: Examining how stress affects good and bad habits

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