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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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                                                                                      Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                                                                      8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                                      8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                                      In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                                                      Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                                                      Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                                                      Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                                                      Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                                                      The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                                                      There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                                                      How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                                                      According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                                                      Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                                                      Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                                                      The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                                                      Listen carefully:

                                                                                      We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                                                                      The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                                                      Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                                                      8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                                                      There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                                                      Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                                                      1. Pray Daily

                                                                                      You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                                                      When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                                                      Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                                                      Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                                                      2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                                                      A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                                                      By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                                                      Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                                                                      If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                                                      This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                                                      How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                                                      3. Smile Often

                                                                                      Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                                                      Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                                                      Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                                                      The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                                                      4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                                                      A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                                                      When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                                                      Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                                                      Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                                                                      5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                                                      I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                                                      Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                                                      What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                                                      6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                                                      God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                                                      I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                                                      I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                                                      7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                                                      You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                                                      How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                                                      First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                                                      If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                                                      If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                                                                      If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                                                      Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                                                      8. Go Exercise

                                                                                      Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                                                      The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                                                      You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                                                      12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                                                      The Bottom Line

                                                                                      It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                                                      It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                                                      Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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