Wall decals were wildly anticipated on Zazzle last year, but I don’t find many people designing a lot of them. I asked in one of the Zazzle forums and several other sellers said exactly what I was thinking about the Zazzle wall decal shapes.
Too many designs! I was overwhelmed and hardly made any.
I liked the idea of the wall decals so much that I decided to conquer the overwhelm for myself.
Why choose wall decals for your decorating needs?
What’s cool about wall decals? If you live in an apartment or dorm or are just scared of commitment, plenty! They are movable and re-movable, up to 100 times. (Please don’t be that crazy!) No holes in the wall. Bright beautiful colors. Fun shapes. Reasonable prices.
Wall decals are fun for kids to personalize their rooms. Names, photos of favorite people or places can be easily turned into decals. No frames, no fuss!
I also like the idea of putting a decal above a baby crib or changing table. Even the most wiggly baby or clumsy diaper changer is not going to knock a decal off the wall, so I add safety to the list of things I like about them. I guess they probably wouldn’t fall off your wall in an earthquake either, but that’s a bit more extreme!
You could use decals for weddings, birthday parties, graduations and other events where you want temporary or movable signs or art. This would be a great way to lift your party above the ordinary!
The decals, from my understanding, have white backgrounds, not clear, so you likely want a design to go edge to edge. This makes them less desirable for the popular phrase-style decorating. They’re much better suited to images and colors.
Ok, how many decals are there? About 335 styles! Most come in 3 sizes. Sizes ranges from 12×12″ squares to 48×72″ rectangles. Or 1 square foot up to 4 by 6 feet huge! Prices start at $16.95 for the smallest size. The huge ones do get pricey, so make sure you’ve got a design you love!
Designs are offered as singles or multiple designs on one sheet.
- Alphabet (big, blocky sans-serif letters)
- Numbers (big, blocky sans-serif numbers)
- Food & Drink
- Holiday & Events
- Insects (these are CUTE)
- Miscellaneous (yes, you could choose a mustache or a monster)
- Nature (Leaves to the Man in the Moon)
- Shapes & Symbols (Circles to Stars to Diamonds)
- Sports & Activities (Baseball bats to Tutus)
- Transportation (Cars, Trains and Planes)
- plus a few others
Beat the Zazzle Wall Decal Shapes Overwhelm
One reason the Zazzle wall decal shapes are overwhelming is the way you have to go through three drop-down menus to find a shape. It’s annoying. So, I decided (left brain at work here!) to have one annoying session and create a list of all the options.
Want to try designing your own? Here’s the link: Zazzle Custom Wall Decals Create
There is a rumor that someone made a pdf of all the shapes themselves, but I haven’t seen that and it’s not worthwhile for me to do. I went through the list and highlighted the shapes that I like and anticipate my customers will like. I can make a screenshot of any of these and create my own pattern. I recommend you do the same. The list will just help get past the overwhelm of choice!
Have decal, can travel. 🙂