4th of July Party Ideas

  • June 29, 2016

The 4th of July is here, so we’ve put together some fun red, white and blue party ideas to help make your Independence Day one to remember!

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Welcome your guests to the party with a festive chalkboard sign.

via Every Day Should Sparkle

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Simply add a few American flags to your outdoor planters for patriotic flair.

via At Home with Amy 

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 There’s no reason for the American flag to just be displayed on the 4th of July. Show off the red, white and blue year-round with our American flag wall mural.

via Wallums.com

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Up-cycle those empty cans into adorable 4th of July tin can windsocks!

via Random Thoughts of a Supermom

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Tortellini kebabs make a great BBQ appetizer!

via Real Women & Homes

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How cute is this 7 Layer Flag Dip?

via Mariah’s Pleasing Plates

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Add some pizzaz to your Summer fruit salad by cutting the watermelon into stars using a cookie cutter. Cute and nutritious!

via Wit and Whistle

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Your party guests will love these fluffy, delicious cookies made with vanilla cake mix and sprinkles.

via Simply Gloria

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Stay hydrated in the 4th of July heat with these fun watermelon spritzers. Both kids and grown-ups will love this refreshing drink.

via Big Bear’s Wife

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Light up your backyard party with these lovely mason jar luminaries.

via For the Love Of


  We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July surrounded by friends and family.

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Friday Finds – Cute Cacti

  • June 17, 2016

Maybe cute isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of cacti, but we are here to change your mind! Here are some cute cacti themed items that are sure to add some not-so-prickly cuteness to your home. :) 

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  1. This cacti wall decal from Wallums.com is an adorable way to add Summer vibes to your wall. Perfect for renters because this decal can be re-positioned or taken off the wall and saved for later without any damage!
  2. We are OBSESSED with this cactus marquee by Mojave Moon Design. How cool would this look above a bar cart?
  3. Welcome your guests in style with the fun doormat from Nickel Designs Shop.
  4. Have you ever wanted to snuggle with a cactus? We hope not… but now you can safely with this watercolor cacti pillow from Society6.

These cacti finds are even easier to take care of than a real cactus! Happy Friday everyone! 😉

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Hospital Decorating Ideas

  • May 26, 2016

Hospitals and doctor’s offices can sometimes get overlooked when it comes to interior decorating, but just a few simple design changes can make a huge impact. A well designed space can help ease the nerves of anxious patients while boosting the mood of the staff. Vinyl decals are a great way to decorate in hospitals because there are infinite designs available, they can be applied to walls without damage, and easily cleaned. Here are some hospital decorating ideas to inspire you to add some personality to your hospital, doctor’s office or waiting room.

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This waiting room looks like an urban hotel lobby with its modern furniture and bright walls. Simply swapping out tired old chairs can make a huge difference in the aesthetic of your waiting room.

Via Censational Girl

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Add a chalkboard wall decal to your waiting room to keep the little ones entertained.

Via Wallums.com

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Bright colors, stars and poetry bring vibrancy to this hospital hallway.

Via Mel at Kio

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Placing the scale on a changing table with a delicate mobile hanging above helps babies feel comfortable while at this pediatrician’s office.

Via Sherri Cassara Designs

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Create a colorful gallery wall using the artwork of your patients. The kids will love to see their creations on display!

Via Cadre Photo

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This pediatrician’s office if full of vibrant, kid-friendly design ideas.

Via Project Denneler

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Apply a playful tree decal to the wall for some added fun. These decals can be applied to any flat surface, including windows and mirrors!

Via Wallums.com

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Whimsical flowers bring this hospital hallway from boring to beautiful.

Via Robarts Spaces


We hope these decorating ideas give you some design inspiration for your hospital or doctor’s office. :)

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Church Decor Inspiration

  • May 04, 2016

Church is wonderful place where people of faith come together, so why not make the most of your meeting space by giving your church some design style. Having a beautiful church facility will make all who enter your feel comfortable and welcomed. Here is some church decor inspiration to get your design ideas flowing.

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Religious and spiritual quotes are a great way to decorate any wall in your church. Try an inspirational Bible verse on a classroom wall, hallway or above a door.

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This welcome sign would look great above a visitors desk or entrance door.

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Think outside the box when it comes to wall art. This beautiful wall installation features threaded nails, vinyl, and acrylic.

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world map decal is a great way to show the locations of foreign missionaries serving around the world.

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Warm tones with rustic elements give this church lobby an inviting feel.

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Spruce-up your coffee bar with a chalkboard wall and rustic floating shelves.

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Brighten up the children’s ministry check-in desk with a large logo and fun color on the wall.

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Animal wall decals are a great way to decorate the nursery or children’s play area.


Have fun beautifying your church!

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Friday Finds – Pet-Friendly Gardening

  • April 01, 2016

Spring is here and what better way to welcome this new season than with a pet-friendly garden! Whether your idea of a garden is a lush expanse of outdoor foliage or a few indoor potted plants (that you pray survive longer than a week) gardening is the perfect Spring activity. For those of us with pets, it is important to choose plants that are safe for our beloved companions. Here are some resources on pet-safe plants that you can incorporate into your Spring gardening this weekend.

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  1. Check out this adorable blog by Jojotastic on choosing beautiful, pet-friendly indoor plants.
  2. Smart Living Network gives a great list of cat-friendly herbs and grasses, many of which can be enjoyed by both you and your kitty.
  3. This article by Good Dogs & Co. offers a wonderful list of health benefits and remedies for dogs using herbs grown in your own garden.
  4. HubPages has tons of tips on creating a garden with dog-friendly landscaping (not to mention lots of cute pictures of dogs.)

Why not spend some quality time gardening with your furry best friend this weekend? Happy planting! :)

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Friday Finds – Cat DIY Projects

  • March 04, 2016

Itching for a fun DIY project to do this weekend? Why not make something fun and stylish for your favorite feline! There is no reason that your cat’s favorite things can’t fit into your design aesthetic and here are some simple DIY projects to prove it.

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1. A Beautiful Mess creates this adorable colorblocked scratching post using just a few simple items. This scratching post it a cute alternative to the traditionally boring ones stocked at the pet supply store. The beauty of this project is that you can dye the rope to match your own home’s color scheme!

2. Local Adventurer shares instructions for making a sweet little cat teepee for your favorite kitty. The best part about this DIY is that it only requires 4 materials. Cats love to cozy up in warm spaces, so why not upgrade him from the laundry pile to his very own teepee!

3. Think.Make.Share offers a step-by-step guide to making a fun pom pom cat wand. These pom poms are so cute you may want to make some extras to decorate with!

4. Instructables gives super simple instructions on growing your own healthy cat grass at home! Not only is this cat-friendly wheat grass extremely healthy for your feline friend, but it also makes an adorable centerpiece or decorative plant… it’s a win win! Wheat grass isn’t just for smoothies anymore :)


Now it’s time to DIY with your fur-babies this weekend!

 

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Installing a Tree Wall Decal using Center Hinge Method

  • January 19, 2015

Some of the most popular items that leave our shop are our line of Tree Decals. Perfect for nurseries, living rooms, or bedrooms they add a unique touch to any room’s decor and instantly catch the eye of all who enters.

Our latest video demonstration describes the steps for installing a multiple piece tree decal, or any multiple piece decal for that matter using our center hinge method again.

Although not hard to do, multiple piece decals and trees can require more time to get all of the pieces installed. Because all of the leaves are placed by hand, it allows for your design to be entirely unique to your creativity. So grab a friend for help and have fun with your new project!

Take a look!

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Wall Decal Installation Using Center Hinge Method

  • January 13, 2015

     Whether you are new to installing wall decals or a pro, this step by step Center Hinge Method video demonstration will have you feeling confident to tackle any decal project!

     We’re frequently asked “How easy is it to install a decal?” The answer is “pretty darn easy”, but just like any other DIY project, the bigger you go the more time, steps, and extra hands can be required.


After years of experience, Wallums owners Michelle and Steve here could probably do this in their sleep! But after your first try, you’ll be pretty impressed how much you learn and remember for the next time around. Although mistakes can happen, by watching this video or by carefully reading your installation instructions pageyou will significantly reduce the likelihood of an amateur move.

Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions be sure to send them to info@wallums.com!

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Weekend DIY Ideas and More Using Removable Wallpaper

  • July 18, 2014

With our line of Removable Wallpaper back and better than ever at Wallums, we’re drawing design inspiration from some very clever DIY projects that you can do this weekend!

Wallpaper on Light Switches

Unique Light Switches
photo from MarthaStewart.com

Light switches are in every room of the house, so why not make them stand out a bit! Using wallpaper cut perfectly to size and placed over light switches, your eyes will thank you late at night when they need to find the switch and are drawn to the colorful designs.

Stylish clipboards using wallpaper

Stylish Clipboards
photo from Style Me Pretty Living

Clip boards aren’t just for sideline coaches and doctors offices anymore. They make for great office organization too! Change them up with wallpaper and hang them above your desk for some pretty wall decor.

DIY Framed Wallpaper Artwork

DIY Wallpaper Art Collage
photo and tutorial by The Gold Jelly Bean

Have a bunch of miscellaneous picture frames lying around? Create a cohesive art collage using wallpaper! Insert sections of wallpaper into empty frames for a one of a kind art display.

Ikea Wallpapered Lamp Shade

Wallpaper Lamp Shade
photo by Funkytime

Gotta love Ikea, but if you can’t find a lamp shade that suites your design needs, create your own! Change up their plain white lamp shades by removing the material and then covering it with wallpaper!

Lampshade makeover with wallpaper

Ikea Lampshade Makeover
photo by Brave New Home

Simple to do, take a look at the step by step instructions from Brave New World who created these bedside lamp shades.

Wallpaper headboard in Master Bedroom

Brightly Colored Wallpapers
photo by Trent Bailey

And let’s not forget bedrooms in this DIY category! Headboards are a perfect item to spice up with fun wallpapers. Using a giant canvas as the headboard, this colorful yellow lattice wallpaper ties together all the colors in this master bedroom.

Green Bird Wallpaper Headboard

Beautiful Headboards
photo by BH&G

Decorative pillows and throws shouldn’t be the only items with patterns and designs. Since our beds draw the most attention in the bedroom, their headboards should be just as eye catching! This green and white bird themed wallpaper adds just the right amount of pattern without overpowering the lovely bedding.

Wallpaper Headboard Panels

Unique Headboard Ideas
photo by BH&G

If the idea of covering an entire wall in wallpaper scares you, why not try wallpapered panels! Using panels or plywood, add contrasting wallpaper designs to them to to give your wall plenty of color without making your eyes lost in one pattern.

DIY Fox wallpaper dresser

Ordinary Dresser With Character
photo by Spoon Flower Blog

Because I am not a big fan of painting furniture, the idea of applying removable wallpaper to a piece to make it look like a million bucks for only dollars sounds like an excellent alternative! This DIY project didn’t just apply the adorable fox wallpaper to the front of the drawers, but added some to the sides as well to make the dresser stand out from all angels of the room!

Wallpapered dresser drawers

Wallpaper Surprise Drawers
photo by Bright & Bold Design

Leaving your dresser drawers open and exposed never looked so good! By adding wallpaper to the inside lining of drawers, no one will even notice your clothes hanging out or miscellaneous items scattered everywhere because they’ll be too interested in the pretty wallpaper designs!

Unique Shelves Using Wallpaper

Unique Wallpaper Shelf
photo from House to Home

While adding decorative items on top of shelves and cabinets can make the furniture item stand out, sticking wallpaper to it will enhance it even more! Shown here in alternating wallpaper designs, this bookshelf is anything but boring.

Closet Makeover Using Wallpaper

Closet Makeover
photo by One Kings Lane

Open up a cabinet or closet and discover wallpaper magic! This DIY closet makeover incorporates new paint, wallpaper, and fun decorative trim to make this closet pop with color!

Exposed Kitchen Cabinets With Wallpaper

Lining Cabinets With Wallpaper
photo by BH&G

If you have exposed kitchen cabinets, try wallpaper behind your dishes to make them stand out even more!

Pantry with wallpapered walls

Fancy Pantries
photo by Good Housekeeping

Kitchen pantries are even getting fancier these days, proving that no room in your home should go unnoticed.

DIY Fridge covered in wallpaper

Stainless Steal Fridge Turned Awesome!
photo by Aunt Peaches

How many of us have a refrigerator that is a kitchen eye soar? Yup, a lot of us do! Say good-bye to that plain white or scratched stainless steal fridge, and hello to retro awesomeness!

Stylish Wallpaper Table

Table Decor
photo by Style At Home

A clever idea that you can change up year round, adding wallpaper to a table top will compliment any special dinner event.

Stair risers with wallpaper

Colorful Stair Risers
photo by The Bold Adobe

A part of the home that gets overlooked often when it comes to unique design are staircases. Create a vertical centerpiece like these wallpaper covered stair risers in your home!

Staircase Wallpaper Makeover

Spiced Up Staircase
photo by Houzz

If you have a child learning to count, label each wallpapered stair with a number so they can count how many steps it takes up to their bedroom!

Many ideas to try using wallpaper, and what easier way than with our new line of Removable Wallpaper. Happy DIYing this weekend everyone!

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