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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 November 11, 2019

                                                                                      How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                                                                      How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                                                                      Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                                                                                      To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                                                                                      Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                                                                                      1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                                                                                      Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                                                                                      Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                                                                                      To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                                                                                      2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                                                                                      Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                                                                                      If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                                                                                      Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                                                                                      3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                                                                                      Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                                                                                      Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                                                                                      4. Feed Your Brain

                                                                                      Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                                                                                      This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                                                                                      Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                                                                                      Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                                                                                      5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                                                                                      According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                                                                                      Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                                                                                      Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                                                                                      6. Write it Down

                                                                                      If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                                                                                      It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                                                                                      You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                                                                                      7. Listen to Music

                                                                                      Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                                                                                      8. Visual Concepts

                                                                                      In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                                                                                      Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                                                                                      Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                                                                                      9. Teach Someone Else

                                                                                      Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                                                                                      Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                                                                                      10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                                                                                      Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                                                                                      So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                                                                                      Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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