Get ready to have some fun, because I have a fun giveaway for all of you!!!
I was recently contacted by Micheal from Wise Decor and asked if I would like to sample one of the Classroom Wall Decals. I was a little hesitant, but after looking at the site, I was more than happy to sample one of their goodies!!
I set out to find a simple quote; however, that is easier said than done!! Their site is HUGE and they have so many great things to choose from. Their site also allows you to pick a custom quote of your own, so I was intrigued. I found the site to be very easy to work through, but some of their custom links were not yet active. With so many choices, I pulled back a little bit and decided to browse other areas of their site and found that they also carried amazing other WALL DECOR accents!!!
When I noticed the trees, I was hooked!! I am not sure if some of you know this, but I am an artist.. lol!! I have been painting murals since I was very young and I have been wanting to paint a large decorative tree in our front room (even before Pinterest...yeah, that long). I had this vision of painting a nice large tree and adding our family photos to the tree with cute rustic-styled frames. Needless to say, some of my visions don't always take priority...hahaha
It did not bother me that the trees were categorized in their nursery items, because I can always visualize the potential.. I chose my favorite tree, the colors, and size and eagerly waited for the tree to arrive.
Here is my Wise Decor story. I apologize for the low quality images in advance - I used my phone to snap the photos...
If you order something large, you will definitely want to have some extra help before you being putting up the pieces yourself. I was pleased that all of the pieces were numbered and there was an extra squeegee in the box, which allowed two of us to smooth out the bubbles at the same time. Using the placement preview, provided with the directions, we began adding the pieces up to the wall.
I realize that this image might be a little confusing. This is a little trick I learned while teaching when having to use contact paper for anything. I fold back the "throw away" paper, exposing the sticky side that will be mounted to the wall. Only fold about 3 inches down and make sure not to pull the decor away from the sticky side of the paper. Once you have the "throw-away" side folded down a bit, turn the paper over (with help) and carefully place the sticky side to the wall. Position the new piece to align properly with the design and slowly pull the throw-away piece away from the sticky edge as you smooth the sticky side onto the wall. I wish I had videotaped this part...hahaha... I am sure my directions make little to no sense at all at this point.. haha
Once the pieces are secured to the wall, let your little helpers loose to smooth out the bubbles. We did have a couple of larger kinks in the tree from when the items were shipped, but I made sure to pull the paper up and straighten out those little spots with my fingers before letting my son smooth out the bubbles.
My son had his doubts about the tree after pulling away the paper from the first piece... hahaha.. I assured him that the tree design would all come together once we had all of the pieces up.
When you begin adding the leaves to a tree design, I suggest that you begin adding the largest pieces first. My son REALLY wanted to add the little pieces, but I insisted that he use the larger pieces first and work his way to the smaller ones. We did not follow any directions when adding the leaves to the tree. Luckily I have some creative boys. We did a great job working together!
Now for the fun part of the post for all of you!!
I also have a little FREEBIE for you all to grab!! While working on this post, I created some cute apple frames and I have them up on TpT for free for you to grab. You can find the DOODLE APPLES as well as the Sweet Doodle Stackers (the cute frames around the pictures above) in my TpT shop to purchase.
Grab your freebie below the Rafflecopter!! Thank you for stopping by and Good Luck!!!
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Click the image below to grab the freebie!! Feel free to pin the FREE frames below to share with your friends!! This is such a busy time of year that I am always thankful when someone pins a freebie I would have missed. Thank you so much for the support and I appreciate the feedback!!
Have a Happy Week Everyone!!!