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Stickerscape – GIFTED

I have been toying with the idea of updating Ellie’s room a bit, we decorated it to be used as a nursery but actually never used it as a nursery. I remember choosing a lovely yellow paint so that we wouldn’t have to repaint as Ellie got older but I have found her room just seems a bit too generic now. She hasn’t been able to put her own mark on it and I’ve been wondering how to do this without changing the colour of the walls. I then got in touch with Mike over at Stickerscape who has been working hard to promote their new range of Space Wall Stickers and after searching through their vast range of stickers I knew this would be a great start to making her room more of a toddler’s bedroom rather than a nursery.

About Stickerscape
Proudly manufactured in the UK, the multi award-winning wall stickers at Stickerscape are produced at their Hampshire base. Their products are high quality and designed especially for children. They can give any nursery, bedroom or playroom a truly fantastic make-over and transforms plain walls into colourful, fun backgrounds which in turn can support and develop an exciting, imaginative play! The wall stickers are designed and made from the highest quality materials which will remove cleanly leaving no damage to paintwork! The range of designs will suit any purpose and all personalities. They even have popular children’s themes such as In The Night Garden, Peppa Pig and Thomas The Tank Engine. There are also plenty of designs that can be personalised (including some of those favourite characters!)

How did we get on?
Ellie spent a few hours with my parents today so I took this opportunity to look at the design we chose and I have been desperate to get it up but so nervous as I’ve always believed wall stickers are really hard to put up! I decided to do a bit of research before I got started and after reading the instructions that came with out kit I knew I needed to watch it being done before I attempted it. I really was so worried I’d get it wrong and ruin the design. I found this fantastic application guide that Stickerscape have put on Youtube.
After watching a couple of times I felt so much more confident about the whole process.

Oooh I haven’t told you what design I chose have I! I decided to go for a Constellation Wall Sticker which can be found here and retails between £12 – £15 depending on size. I cut out the bear first and then cut each star out separately so that I could make the design more unique. The great thing about a lot of the wall stickers available is that they come in “kit form” which means larger stickers are easier to apply and there is more flexibility to how you apply them. There are three layers to the stickers which make it easier to apply; there is the backing paper, the actual sticker and then the transfer film. For me, having the two separate sheets of paper on either side definitely made it easy to apply as I wasn’t worried about damaging the actual sticker while applying or moving it.

I have to admit the stickers were really easy to apply; my husband had convinced me wall stickers were worse than wallpapering and we have had to boycott them even though I’ve ALWAYS wanted one. Once we’d decided where to put the bear I then followed each step to achieve the end result. I’m glad I watched the video above because it states you must clean the wall before applying which makes sense however the instructions given didn’t say that so I probably would have never thought to do it.

As the instructions stated I used a plastic card (a costa gift card no less!) to make sure the backing paper released the sticker and then placed it on to the wall. I was surprised that I could do this by myself but had hubby ready and waiting just in case; for much larger stickers 2 people would be much better to hold the larger stickers across the space. I then left it for a few minutes (about 5) and prepped the smaller stars and mentally placed them where I would want them. I then used the plastic card again to ensure the sticker was smoothly in place before removing the transfer paper.

This was the part I was most worried about yet actually as long as you don’t rush it, you don’t come up with any major issues. I would definitely recommend taking your time to ensure there are no creases. The stickers are delicate and may still be attached to the transfer paper; if this happens just go slow, I went back over the part I had missed with the card and then attempted the process again after a couple of minutes.

I repeated the process with the individual stars placing them around the constellation and not too low that Ellie can pick them off herself! I found these were easier to press down with my hands rather than the plastic card as they were nice and small.

The finished product is really impressive, I couldn’t believe how quickly it changed the dynamic of her room. I couldn’t wait to show Ellie my hard work when she got home and her reaction was the best! She loved her bear and we’ve talked about the stars and how they will help her sleep better (i’ll try anything for a full nights sleep!). The value for money is great, the finished product looks more like wall art than stickers which is due to the quality of the vinyl.

I am so pleased with the stickers and how they have turned out. I’d 100% recommend them to friends looking to brighten up a child’s room especially because I found it so easy to apply and i’m as creative as a doorknob.

You can check out the full range of Stickerscape wall stickers on their website here – http://www.stickerscape.co.uk

Disclosure: I was gifted the Bear Constellation wall sticker from Stickerscape in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.

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