I am very excited to share with you what I did in the baby room. Well, technically my youngest is a toddler but she's still in a crib and she'll always be my baby.
Before, I used to have a paper version and attached it with sticky tack but what I didn't know was that over time sticky tack causes oil stains that show through paper. So the paper tree branches had a these oil spots. It was unsightly and I wanted something different. While looking through Pinterest, I found a solution.
And here's the best part, it only uses two ingredients and it's very likely you have them in your home: corn starch and water! It also doesn't ruin your wall. When you need to take it down you just wet it and peel off.
Fabric Wall Decal Goop
1 TBS Corn Starch
2 TBS Cold Water
1 Cup Boiling Water
1. Add corn starch to the cold water.
2. Add boiling water.
3. Stir, apply.
That's it! Easy peasy. I actually doubled that recipe for my project but I had way too much. The above recipe would have been plenty.
First I laid down my branches I cut from some brown broadcloth. Then I placed the leaves I cut from various fabrics where I wanted them.
I then applied some of the goop onto the back of the trunk area with a paintbrush and placed that part on the wall.
With the remainder of the branches I painted directly onto the wall where I thought the branch would lay and then painted on top. Then I painted on the back of the leaves and stuck those up. With a final painting over top of everything and a wipe of the wall from the drips, it was done.
Now that I know this works, it opens up so many possibilities for the rest of our home.