Ok guys, I know that’s a mouthful, but I am SUPER EXCITED to share this amazing product with you today. Square 1 contacted me and asked me if I’d like to test out their product. It’s an 8.5 x 11 sheet of printable material that can be cut any way you like and put on walls, glass, metal- just about any surface. And the best part about it is that it’s removable! You can reposition it countless times to get the look you want.

Some of you out there have probably used vinyl before on your fancy cutting machines (Cricut or Silhouette). Apparently it’s all the rage, but I don’t have a cutting machine so I don’t have first-hand knowledge. What you can do with vinyl is not enough to make me want to go buy a cutting machine to do it…does that make sense? As far as I know, vinyl comes in specific colors and is pretty permanent. Those can be drawbacks for those of us with fickle minds.

So when Square 1 sent me a pack of this material that I could print on my own home printer, I started thinking about all the projects I could do with this that couldn’t be done with vinyl. Fortunately my friend Amy came up with a great use for it- one that would really show off it’s flexibility- and I was totally on board. Amy and her husband live in a super cute bungalow that she loves to decorate but is limited by the fact that they are currently renting. She thought we could try to do a back splash in her kitchen, since the material is removable and leaves no residue.

Reason #532054 I’m friends with Amy: She has one of those fancy cutting machines, a Cricut to be exact. She had chosen a thin circle with little nubs on it  and thought it would look neat tiled. The biggest advantage of the Square 1 product, in my opinion, is that you can print any texture or color you like on it. Amy chose this:

 

It’s a blue/green texture that matches her countertops. To be sure, we printed it on regular paper and cut out a few of the circles. It was l.o.v.e. at first site. Completely. Deeply. Madly. In Love.

We started with printing 6 copies on the material itself (ignore the striping, the printer cartridge was adjusting).

It’s important to let the ink dry completely before cutting, so we left the sheets on the table for a good 15 minutes then sprayed them with Krylon’s Digital Image Protector (since the back splash is a high moisture area) and let them dry another 10 minutes.We tag teamed the cutting- Amy manning the machine and me peeling the circles off and applying them to the wall. We found out pretty quickly that we didn’t have enough sample to do the whole back splash with 3″ circles. New plan: Accent behind the sink. Amy figured she could always extend it later on, but at least we’d get a good idea of the finished product and how it performs.

Before I get any further, let me share a “before” kitchen shot with you. To prep the wall, Amy wiped it down very well with a Magic Eraser and let it dry.

In hind sight, it would have been easier to do the tiling if we had chosen a shape with more surface area. Nevertheless, we were able to get it done with only a little bit of squinting and hand cramping. It’s important to note that this would absolutely not have been possible with vinyl. Each circle was re-positioned about 5 times to make sure it was perfectly shaped and straight (again, hindsight is 20/20-this will make more sense when you see the shape). We definitely tested this property of the Square 1 material and it passed with flying colors. Even after several removals, the product still sticks to the wall.

Are you ready to see it?

Do you like how I’m holding out on the shape?

Ok seriously, here it is:

Are you LOVING it? I am, and most importantly, Amy is. We so enjoyed this project and working with this material that I asked Square 1 for some extra for YOU!

Square 1 generously offered 10 sample packs (3 sheets each)! Every week for the next 5 weeks, I’ll be choosing TWO winners to receive these samples.

Here’s how to enter:

1. “Like” Square 1 on Facebook

2. Leave a comment here with an idea of how you’ll use the product.

3. Share this giveaway via Facebook or Twitter (2 separate entries).

So you have 4 chances to win, but make sure you let me know here all the ways you entered! It doesn’t have to be multiple comments, just one with all the entries is fine.

I’m so looking forward to you guys testing this product out and adding it to your crafting collection! You can also order packs from the button on my sidebar that looks like this:

GOOD LUCK!! The first winners will be drawn Wednesday 8/24 and then the following 4 Wednesdays.

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18 Responses

  1. Angela Dicken

    I would love to send this to my daughter in college… they are not allowed to hang anything on the walls. This would brighten up her room without damaging walls!

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  2. Kassi @ Truly Lovely

    That looks GREAT! So, I liked their FB page. And I would use it for… A little something on my office wall or desks! Since it’s removable that would be just the thing!

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  3. Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co

    I’ve totally “liked” square one on FB! Also, I would love to use the printables to make some vinyl lettering for some of my “pinned” projects, as well as work on some possible graphic mirror decals!

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  4. Heidi K.

    This stuff looks incredible! I would use it to cut out bird and twig images and put them on the windows in my bedroom.

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  5. Shelley

    This is such a cool idea! I’d like them for the area behind the computer (just to liven up the wall) or I’d copy your idea or I could decorate up the stairs (with pictures in front)..too many choices!

    Regards,

    Shelley

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  6. Melinda

    I would like to make some Halloween wall decorations for the party that I will be having in October. Also I’m holding a birthday party in Sept at a friends house and what a great way to decorate without making a mess on her walls. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing with us this great product.

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  7. Theresa D

    I Like Square One on Facebook. I would love to use this to make holiday decoration for my home.

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  8. Crystal C

    Ah! This is awesome! What a great Idea. I just found an incredible little coffee table at a second hand store that I’d love to sand down and decorate with Square 1 stickers. That– or use them as headboard for my little sister’s bed! (Right now we have an old burlap sac from columbia but it’d look better in the kitchen!) Did all the req. likes & whatnots but in any case keep posting bc I love your blog!
    CrysC

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  9. sexual activity

    Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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