Teenage Room Makeover

  • January 13, 2016

Your baby is no longer a baby but they have had the same room for years! Nothing is worse than trying to grow and express your individuality in a room full of dolls, stuffed animals, and pastel colors. Here at Wallums we embrace your teen’s creativity with tons of age appropriate decals, no matter what there hobby is. We have gathered some of the best teen bedroom inspiration and paired them with our most popular decals!

Superb Snapper

Keep calm and snap on! Celebrate your teen’s love of photography by covering walls in their favorite photographs.


Vintage Cameras Printed Wall Decal – Wallums

Boho Beauty


Free spirited and full of love. This room will make all ages want to light some candles and cozy up with a good book.

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Bohemian Flower Wall Decal – Wallums

Amazing Athlete


Is your tv tuned to ESPN at all times? Do your days revolve around washing uniforms and attending games? This sports themed room is perfect for any sports fan.


Corner Basketball Wall Art Decal – Wallums

Country Queen

Would your teen rather be riding horses or boot shopping? This rustic country inspired room is classic and timeless.


Horseshoe Wall Decal – Wallums

Terrific Turquoise

We love this versatile and colorful room. A great way to transform an outdated room in to a hip habitat.


Pretty Paisley Wall Decal – Wallums

Sensational Surfer

This room is perfect for the teen who can’t get enough sunshine or salt water. Be advised that the price for your cool surfer teen is sand…. everywhere.


Floral Surfboard Wall Decal – Wallums

Future Fashionista

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Feel like you stepped straight into Paris Fashion Week with this classy fashionista room. The perfect environment for any daring designer.


Fashion Mannequin Wall Decal – Wallums

Retro Rocker

Wise beyond their years, your teen can’t get enough of all things vintage and vinyl. Embrace their rocker side and decorate with old records and posters.


Exploding Record Wall Art Decal – Wallums


We hope these room theme ideas have inspired you and your family to give that juvenile room a much needed sophisticated makeover!


Astounding Awards Show Party

  • January 07, 2016

It’s award season ladies and gents! While you may not be attending any glitzy, star studded events, you can certainly feel like a million bucks while watching from home. Gather up your fanciest friends and host your very own Award Show Party.




You’ll feel like you are at a big Hollywood Premier with these Faux Marquee Letters by Lisa Storms. Reusable for any big event.




You can have just as must glitz and glamour as the stars without breaking the bank! This DIY Gold Fringe Chandelier by 100 Layer Cake is a great way to add some sparkle to any party.


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Direct your way into hostess history with this movie inspired Place Setting via Lisa Storms.




I don’t know about you but I wish I had this Popcorn Bar by Elegant Wedding Invites in my house all year round. This self serve popcorn station is an inexpensive way to impress any guest.


Red Carpet


They may not be nominated for an Oscar or a Grammy but your party goers will feel famous with this DIY Red Carpet by Red Tricycle.


Top Hats Karas Party Ideas


Bring back the old hollywood charm with this Top Hat Banner by Kara Allen. She has tons of great ideas for a party that’ll even rival P Diddy (without the ridiculous dress code).




With all the long pauses, commercial breaks, and obscure categories, its only natural to start to zone out during award shows. Luckily we’ve found some of the best ways to pass the time and entertain your company.

Rate the Red Carpet – Hey Lets Make Stuff
Awards Show Workout Game – Spark People
Red Carpet Bingo – Second City Soiree
Movie Award MadLibs – B. Nute Productions


Healthy Hordeuvers

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We know the New Year is all about healthy eating so we’ve compiled some great recipes that won’t bust your belt.

Vegan Deviled Eggs
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
Shrimp Taco Bites
Healthy Mediterranean Dip
Roasted Tofu Lollipops w/ Pesto
Caprese Quinoa Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms
Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
2 Ingredient Coconut Bites 


Dates & Where to Watch

Golden Globes – January 10th, 8pm EST on NBC
Critics Choice Awards – January 17th, 8pm EST on A&E
Screen Actors Guild Awards – January 30th 8pm EST on TNT
Grammys – February 15th, 8pm EST on CBS
Academy Awards – February 28th, 7pm EST on ABC

And the award for greatest host/hostess goes to… YOU! We hope these suggestions have inspired you to participate in this years amazing award season.


Decadent DIY New Years Eve

  • December 30, 2015

Wait just one second before you get too cozy in your new Christmas pajamas… it’s time to get ready for the New Year! We know there can be a lot of pressure around this time of year and that wallets can be a bit slim after all that gift giving. Luckily we have found some great Pinterest inspired DIY decorations and fancy food options. Whether you are attending a fabulous party, hosting a few friends, or (my personal favorite NYE tradition) cozying up with a tray of appetizers and watching the ball drop from your couch, you are sure to ring in the new year with a smile on your face.



It isn’t a party with out some balloons! We love this quick and budget friendly decor idea from Babble. You can also write numbers and pop each one as you countdown to midnight!



There is no such thing as too much glitter or dressing too fancy on NYE, that goes for your home decor too! This DIY Bowtie Pasta Garland from The Gold Jelly Bean is a wonderful last minute decorating idea and a great way to bring some sparkle into your home.



What New Year is complete without party poppers? This year you can save some money and make them yourself! Danya Banya created this super easy tutorial guaranteed to brighten any kids or adults December 31st.



Take advantage of all that left over wrapping paper! These Shimmer Streamers via Martha Stewart use many post-holidays supplies for a beautifully festive decoration.


All crafted out after the long Holiday season? Wallums has a bunch of festive wall decals to help you start the new year off with a bang!
Confetti Wall Decal
Simple Stars Wall Decal
Starburst Circles Wall Decal
Glass Half Full Quote Wall Decal

Food & Drinks

Untitled-1While these decadent mini food options are great to consume by yourself (diet starts tomorrow right?!) they are also the perfect size to pass around to your guests.

Mini Tacos- Homemade Interest
Bacon Wrapped Dates – Honey and Birch
Crab Cake Bites – Picture Perfect Meals
Mini Lobster Rolls – Martha Stewart
Smoked Salmon Bites – Baker By Nature
Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta – Table Party of Two
Brie and Blackberry Tarts – Mae Bells
Caramel S’more Pops – High Heels and Grills
No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes – Baked By Rachel

Remember, New Year’s should be a time to celebrate the good and say goodbye to the bad. Drink responsibly and always have a safe ride home. Happy New Year’s!


DIY Holiday Party

  • December 22, 2015

This time of the year can be a bit overwhelming… especially if you are playing the role of hostess. If you are stressed for time (and money) don’t worry! We have compiled some great (and inexpensive) DIY decor ideas, food options, and homemade gifts.




Ornaments aren’t just for your tree anymore! These DIY Giant Balloons from Studio DIY are a fun and festive way to decorate your Christmas home.




You can never have enough candles or mason jars! This Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries tutorial from Maison Depax is a great way to add some rustic charm this Christmas.




Here is California we aren’t very familiar with the joy of a white Christmas. Luckily, these Snow Dusted Pinecones via Ella Claire Inspired will make us feel like we stepped in to a cabin in the woods.




Hosting Christmas dinner this year? These Silverware Stockings by Just Imagine are the perfect addition to any festive table and will have your guests full of Christmas cheer.




Cheese Berry Wreath via My Square Frying Pan
Eggnog French Toast – Cooking Classy
Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread – Country Living
Sweet Spicy Cranberry Meatballs – Carlsbad Cravings
Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries – Julia’s Album
Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham – Half Baked Harvest
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies – Cooking Classy
Cranberry Margaritas – Gimme Some Oven
Candy Cane Brownie Trifle – Country Living




For the Bath Beauty – Peppermint Bath Bombs
For the Jewelry Junkie – Polymer Clay Bowls

For the Coffee Connoisseur – DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes
For the Potpourri Princess – Stove Top Potpourri Gift

We hope these DIY tutorials have encouraged you to get out of that long line and create some wonderful items yourself. Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays!


The Best Friendsgiving Ever

  • November 04, 2015

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year to spend with your family. Unfortunately there are many individuals who, for whatever reason, can’t make it home during this blustery season. Whether its work related, restricted travel options, or you just want an excuse to gather up some friends and celebrate, Friendsgiving is a great alternative (or addition) for the big Turkey Day. We know it can be a bit daunting to prepare all the food, drinks, decorations, and make sure all your friends show up on time, which is why we have rounded up some of the best Friendsgiving decor ideas, food inspiration, and hosting guides!




Friendsgiving is the perfect time to say have fun with your Fall decor. Incorporate bright colors with the traditional tans, whites, and oranges. We love this buffet table decoration from Homey Oh My! Great for the not so formal potluck style Friendsgiving or to hang above your home bar.




You can’t have Friendsgiving without some adult beverages and what better way to keep your drinks cool than with this DIY Pumpking Ice Bucket via Every Day Dishes and DIY. This super simple and functional decoration is a sure fire way to impress your friends.




Let your friends know whats on the menu with this versatile Wood Plank Chalkboard from Eighteen25. The best part about this is that after you are done feasting with your friends, you can use it to count down the days to Christmas!




You don’t need to buy an expensive table runner this Turkey Day. All you really need to create this beautiful Friendsgiving table from By Dawn Nicole is some Kraft paper and black felt markers. Kick the fun up a notch and have your friends draw their best Thanksgiving inspired art or write down what they are thankful for.


Send your friends home happy, full, and in style with these Printable Leftover Labels from Oh Happy Day! She has created a few beautiful printable Thanksgiving labels over the years that will make even the fullest of guests excited for leftovers.




Renting an apartment or want any easy mess free decorating solution for your Friendsgiving? Wallums has ton of Thanksgiving and Holiday themed wall decals, all of which add a fun festive touch and are easy to install and remove!

Pattern Pumpkin Wall Decal
Always Thankful Wall Decal
Gobble Till You Wobble Wall Decal
Give Thanks Turkey Wall Decal.



Whether you are doing all the work or you and your friends are each bringing dishes, here are some great recipes to fulfill your Friendsgiving Day.




Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Butternut Squash Soup
Acorn Squash With Walnuts & Cranberry
Cheese Garlic Crack Bread
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Grilled Turkey
Mini Pumpkin Pies





In addition to these wonderful decor and food ideas, we’ve found some great articles on how to plan, host, and attend your very own Friendsgiving!

8 Tips To Hosting The Most Succesful Friendsgiving Ever – Self
How to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving – Julep
Perfect Friendsgiving – Mom.Me
How to Host (or Attend) A Successful Friendsgiving – Health.com
What Is Friendsgiving? How To Throw The Ultimate Thanksgiving With Your Friends – IB Times
Hosting Thanksgiving in your tiny rental – Washington Post
10 Tips For Surviving Friendsgiving (Without Burning Down Your Kitchen) – Though Catalog

And of course this complete “Friends”-Themed Friendsgiving Even Chandler Would Love from the BuzzFeed Staff.




We hope we have inspired you to host your own Friendsgiving (or at least helped you stress less about your upcoming Turkey Day)! Remember, once all the chaos, and inevitably burnt butter rolls are behind you, you will be glad you got to share a special day with your loved ones.



Fall Football Party

  • November 03, 2015

Fall means many wonderful things but in my household, Fall mainly means football! There’s nothing quite like the comradery you feel during football season. Not only is it a time where complete strangers can start to feel like family, but its a great excuse for loved ones to come together, share some food and drinks and cheer alongside (or against) each other!

Whether your hollering under the Friday night lights, cheering for your alma mater Saturday, or rooting for your favorite team Sunday, these Fall Football Party ideas will have you and your guests in high spirits!

Football isn’t known for its cleanliness. In fact the dirtier it is the better the game tends to be. To protect your home from the inevitable party fouls this Sunday, Your Cozy Home created this very functional and stylish table cover from craft paper, white electrical tape from the hardware store and craft store adhesive numbers.


Bummed you couldn’t make it to the game? These football pennants via Chica and Jo will make you feel like you’re amidst the action by bringing the field to you. The perfect faithful fan decoration that can be hung during game day or kept up all season long!



While Fall is full of many lovely things, its also a time where most people seem to be full of germs. Avoid the mess and potential disaster of a chip bowl with these festive, individual snack bags from Hostess with The Mostess.



With football comes cold drinks! What better way to defend your coffee table from rings than with these Burlap Football Coasters. Stitched by Crystal shows you an easy tutorial with very little materials.

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Have an old jersey you just can’t get rid of? Turn it into a decorative pillow to display during Football season (or all year round for you die hard fans out)! Even the not so talented sewers can create this one of kind DIY Sports Pillow with Walmart Ones easy instructions.


Lets be honest, one of the best things about watching football is the food that comes along with it. Hungry Happenings combined all of your favorite Sunday treats into one delectable dish, Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs. The perfect size to munch on while watching your team score!



You can’t forget to stay hydrated during the big game! Get Creative Juice brings you this super easy and quick tutorial on how to make these festive Goal Post Drinks from everyday party cups and straws.


We hope these ideas inspired you to get in the spirit and gather up some friends to watch a game. Whether your team wins or loses you will have a blast with these Football DIY ideas. Go team go!


Hair-Raising Halloween Ideas

  • October 27, 2015

One  of the ‘spookiest’ things about this time of year is how quickly October 31st comes. If you’ve put off decorating until the last minute don’t panic! Whether your hosting a party, greeting trick-or-treaters, or just eating candy by yourself, these last minute Halloween decorations are guarunteed to cause a fright.

Halloween is the one time of year where your front door can truly shine! Home Jelly shares this great tutorial on how to create a Door Monster out of paper bags and plates. This beastly door decoration is one that will have the trick-or-treaters talking all year round.


This bewitching DIY decoration is brought to you by Polka Dot Chair. Magical and practical, these Floating Witch Hat Luminaries add some much needed light to whats sure to a dark and eerie Halloween night.


Probably the most inexpensive and simplest of all Halloween decorations, HGTV shows you how to craft these arachnophobia inducing Trash Bag Spider Webs. All you need for this spine-chilling DIY is black trash bags, tape, and some scissors.


It wouldn’t be Halloween without some ghoulish ghosts! These Tomato Cage Ghosts from Crafty (Mis)Adventures are the perfect addition to any front yard, porch, or festive living room and sure to give your neighborhood a scare.


Hosting a Halloween themed dinner party and need the perfect centerpiece? This Paper Bat Halloween Tree by Uncommon Designs is a great topic of conversation and can look fabulous with a hauntingly scarce amount of time.


It happens to the best of us. You spend so much time on your costume, you forget you actually have to feed your friends at your Halloween party! Luckily, The Hopeless Homewife created these dreadfully delicious Halloweeño Jalalpeño Poppers!


Need a secret potion to wash all that candy down? Try this Bubbly Witches Brew via Amee Savory Dish. Made with just a few ingredients any market will carry, this is a great last minute dish that will impress even the grimmest of guests.


We hope these last minute Halloween ideas have inspired you to get in the witch-crafting mood! Remember, it doesn’t take a lot of time or supplies to create an enchanting home and many of these can be great family projects leading up to the big night. Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween!


Easy and Elegant White Pumpkin Decor

  • October 23, 2015

While the rest of the world is going crazy over Pumpkin Spice, I’ve been obsessing over another kind of pumpkin. White Pumpkins! If you’ve been eyeing them but don’t know exactly what you would do with the illusive gourd… you are in luck. White pumpkins are the perfect tool to transition your home from Halloween spook to Thanksgiving chic.


The perfect addition to your mantel this year, A Diamond In The Stuff uses white pumpkins as a reminder to give thanks this season. Can be used with faux or real pumpkins and with any supplies you already have. Decoupage cardstock letters, paint with your favorite stencils, or just freehand to give it some character.



Want a simple yet elegant way to incorporate small white pumpkins into your Fall decor? Just fill a clear vase with them! Brought to you courtesy of Better Homes And Garden. This easy and inexpensive decoration is also versatile and can serve as a great centerpiece and would look great in any kitchen, bathroom, or living room!


Whats better than a Fall house full of candles? A Fall house full of pumpkin candles! The Happier Homemaker shows you how to create these lovely White Pumpkin Candles and a beautiful Thanksgiving table.




Making Lemonade created this super easy tutorial on how to turn a white pumpkin into a succulent planter! This is a great DIY project for any time of year and if you are like us and in California, very drought friendly!


This DIY Pumpkin Vase from A Pumpkin and a Princess is guaranteed to be a topic of conversation among your guests this season! Created with a faux pumpkin but can easily be made with a real one. Another great project that can be featured anywhere in your home.

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Last but not least, Tone on Tone creates this stunning centerpiece out of white pumpkins, naturally-shed antlers, dried hydrangeas, and votive candles. This goes to show what a statement piece you can create with just a few different sized white pumpkins.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to pick up some different colored pumpkins from your local market or even better, make another trip down to the pumpkin patch! Wishing you the best this holiday season!



Rustic Fall DIY Decor

  • October 02, 2015

Decorating for fall isn’t just about ghosts, goblins, and the oh so lovely cobwebs that end up all over you and your house. One of the greatest things about this time of year is the warm, welcoming, earthy tones. The best part is that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg decorating this season! Some of the best home accessories can be found right outside your front door.


Do you have an old fence lying around or one that will no longer keep the dog out? At The Picket Fence creates the perfect mantel decoration from a re-purposed picket fence and twig wreaths. This gorgeous DIY project is sure to make a statement living room piece as well as put you in the mood to cozy up next to the fire.


The sun may be going down earlier but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the pleasant Fall nights outside. Splash of Something shows you how to make this Pinterest inspired twine lantern using everyday household items. Such a fun and easy way to brighten up your Fall!


There is something wonderful about this time of year that makes you stop and reflect on what you are grateful for. What better way to remind yourself of your blessings than a beautiful, nature inspired DIY project? Simply Vintage Girl shares steps on how to construct The Thankful Tree out of assorted nuts, chalk, and sticks. Whether you keep this decoration up during the Autumn season or all year round, it is sure to be a topic of positive conversation.


Are you looking for a way to display extra candles without all of the candle clutter? This quick and easy DIY project from Joann is the perfect decoration for any home. Great for a centerpiece, coffee table, or window sill, this candle holder is a great way to bring the outside in.

falling-leavesWant the rustic Fall look without any of the work? Our Falling Leaves Wall Decal is the easiest way to bring nature decor to your home (without any of the dirt!) Create the effect of a windy Fall day while remaining cozy and warm!


We hope these rustic decor suggestions helped get you excited for this wonderful season and inspired you to bring some outside elements into your home. Luckily, most of the projects can be done with little to no extra materials and can make for a great afternoon DIYing with friends or family. Happy crafting!


Embroidery Hoop Crafts

  • September 30, 2015

Embroidery hoops aren’t just for cross stitching anymore! We’ve found tons of DIY ideas that transform those inexpensive wooden embroidery hoops into something much more magical. Enjoy!

air-plant-wreath-welcome-summer-3Are you looking for a way to display those ever so popular Air Plants? Oh So Beautiful Paper creates these simple wreaths with just a few supplies! Write any type of message you’d like and use as party decor, for a wedding or everyday home decor!


The possibilities are endless with this Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop DIY project! HWTM uses chalkboard vinyl, sandwiched it between an embroidery hoop and BAM, you have the perfect message board for your home or office! These hoops can be hung by a string, on a wall or propped on a desk. Dreamcatcher-12-Vertical-645x860

Are you looking for a way to store your earrings? Brit + Co will show you how easy it is to create a Dreamcatcher Earring Caddy  that will not only store all your earrings, but will also keep those bad dreams away! All you need is a hoop, embroidery thread and spray paint. DSC_1809pMaking a makeshift stained glass frame is SO simple and will look great in your window! Estefi Machado cuts up colored sheets of cellophane, glues the pieces on a clear piece of cellophane and sandwiches it between an embroidery hoop! This can easily be hung on a wall or window with a hook or suction cup!


Are you looking for a new way to display your photos? Natalme creates this mobile-esque photo display by using three embroidery hoops, clothes pins and wire. The best part of this DIY project is that you can always change up the photographs when you need a change! IMG_0195-1024x681

If you’re a sewer and in need of a new pin cushion, Yellow Spool has you covered! A tiny embroidery hoop (which is adorable) is the base for this DIY project. You most likely will have all the required supplies in your craft closet, so this project can be completed in no time!


Who would have thought that you could make a wooden embroidery hoop look so expensive! Aka Design creates this classy Orb by simply staining the wood and sliding the pieces together into an orb shape. You can hang the final product or place on a desk to add some interest to any room!
HoopClocks-13-Clocks-645x645We’re sure that you’ve seen on Pinterest that you can use embroidery hoops and fabric as wall art! However, Brit + Co goes above and beyond by making these embroidery hoops into clocks! Finding a clock kit is getting easier these days, most craft stores carry them now!

We’re sure that the next time you’re at your local craft store, you’ll be grabbing a few wooden embroidery hoops to tackle one of these fun DIY projects!

Happy Hump Day!