5 Ways to Decorate With Decals

HGTV Magazine reinvented some basic items with fun and easy decal projects.

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Decorate Cabinet Doors

Remove the cabinet doors. If the glass panes are removable (ours were), take them out and lay them flat. Arrange the decals—these come in strips—on the front of the glass in a pattern you like, taping them down with painter’s tape. Apply the decals following the instructions on the packaging, removing the tape as you go. Cut away any excess around the glass edges with a crafts knife.

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What You’ll Need

Elegant Home Fashions Hampton 26\"W x 13\"D x 32\"H glass door cabinet, $115, wayfair.com; Jonathan Adler Hollywood Stripe decal, $18 for a 6?1/2\" x 12' roll, wallpops.com

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Make a Starry Lampshade

Not all decals stick to fabric, so use a paper shade. Cut out the stars—these come on a sheet—and arrange them in a pattern, taping them down with masking tape. Apply each star following the instructions on the packaging, removing the tape as you go. Fold any excess over the top and bottom edges.

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What You’ll Need

Hardback white drum shade, $40, lampsplus.com; Pop of Color hardwire cord kit in green, $39, landofnod.com; Nautical Stars 3?1/2\" vinyl decals in leaf green, $35 for a set of 12, empirecitygraphics.com

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Decorate a Dustpan

Center the decal on the pan, and apply it following the instructions on the packaging

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What You’ll Need

Red metal dustpan, $10, crateandbarrel.com; Dust Bunny 5\" vinyl decal in pink, $10.50, etsy.com/shop/juneekdesigns

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Fake a Fancy Vase

Center the decal on the vase just below the opening, and apply it following the instructions on the packaging.

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What You’ll Need

Tall 8\" x 10\" rectangle ceramic vase, $10.50, wholesaleflowersandsupplies.com; Ginger Jar 6 3/4\" x 9\" decal, $20, etsy.com/shop/annechovie

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Give a Mirror a Pretty Border

Trim the decals—these come in strips—to fit the mirror’s four sides, and position them along the edges. For the corners, cut each strip at a 45-degree angle and line them up so the patterns fit together. Apply the decals following the instructions on the packaging.

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What You’ll Need

Style Selections 30\" x 36\" polished edge mirror, $26, lowes.com; Lace1313-Design B 2?3/4\"-border vinyl decal in violet, $11 for a 12\" strip, etsy.com/shop/morethanwordsvinyl

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