Monday, October 21, 2013

Icon Wall Stickers Review

A little while ago, I was contacted by Icon Wall Stickers who asked if I'd like to do a review of their stickers. I thought it would be perfect as part of our Making Home series.

I was impressed by the selection-- they have lots of items for babies and kids, along with some saying's for the home. The designs are innovative-- they have some corner pieces and fun floor to ceiling prints.  Be warned-- there are a few stickers that seemed to be geared more towards the college crowd and feature adult language.

They have really cute items for kids though-- I loved these dinosaurs and flowers!

The best part is that you can choose the color, size and orientation for each sticker. So it really is a custom item. I picked a racecar decal in orange for my son's room, and faced it so it would look like it was zooming out of the window.

I was so pleased by how the wall stickers arrived. My stickers were shipped in this awesome, sturdy cardboard tube. All the stickers were in perfect shape even though the package was all the way from the UK.
 To put the stickers up, first you have to get your helper move all your glow in the dark stars from where you want the stickers to go. See how textured our wall is?
 The stickers are really, really easy to apply. Here are the official instructions if you want to see how it works. I had my husband help me with putting this up, but I think I could have done it myself if I had to. For anything larger than this large sticker, though, I think having an extra set of hands would be a must.

The part that I liked best was that you can see through the paper backing easily to make sure you like the placement. My son was so excited at this stage!

Then it's just a matter of cutting away the backing and sticking it to the wall a section at a time. This is where having my husband help came in handy. He was able to hold the sticker out at a 90 degree angle while I smoothed the sticker down and made sure there weren't any bubbles.

 Then it was just a matter of peeling away the outer paper. We also had to go slow at this part to keep the thinnest parts of the decal from coming up with the paper.
 And voila! I was so impressed by how well the decal stuck to our textured wall. Since the vinyl is flexible, it really seemed to take on the texture of the wall. It looks almost painted on.  I think this would even work on brick or concrete walls.

Impressed? Well, I have great news! Icon Wall Stickers is offering a 25 dollar gift certificate to their shop for one MIH reader! Enter below via rafflecopter.

Have a great Monday, and I'll see you back here to see the featured posts from the Linky Party