Monday, October 24, 2011

Project : 1 of : 23

Last week I decided that I am going to spend this year (from my birthday October 23rd, yesterday - to October 23rd 2012) with a goal... to complete at least 23 DIY projects. I have dubbed this challenge,  

So without further adieu, Project : 1 of : 23

I picked up this metal sign last year just after Halloween. It was about 75% off along with the rest of the Halloween clearance at Joanns.  I painted over the seasonal sign with black craft paint and then added the verse (vinyl decal I made).  I bought the 2 frames and painted them black too.  Then printed the photos off on the computer.

The ribbons came from my stash. I glued the black with white trim ribbon to the olive green ribbon to give it a little more character. I made the two little bows and glued them to the frames. After I added the ribbon bow to the top, I let me 13 year old son decide where it should be hung on the wall. He picked a space near the hallway where his room and his sister's room it.
Project : 1 of : 23 - COMPLETE!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{Real Wedding} Getting Married ---> This Way!

Creative clients are always fun to work with.  They come with all types of ideas and projects that even make me excited on being a part of the project.  A very creative client of mine, Ina, came to me a few months ago with a few great home decor projects (will get to those on another post).  After those, she came back for more decals for yet another project... for her wedding. 

She made these two signs by adding our decals to wooden arrow signs.  They turned out great!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Counting Down...

I love a good countdown. Those last few numbers always bring such a fun rush.  The only thing I can think of that is more fun than shouting out a countdown, is being able to see the numbers decreasing!  Hmm... I think we need a countdown board.  But to countdown what... to countdown just about anything and everything! 






Introducing our new countdown decal kits. Each Countdown Decal Kit includes 1 chalkboard circle, 1 "days until" and 1 line

Kits are currently $3 each OR 4 for $10 however this pricing is for a limited time.  Why am I offering them for so little? Because the more countdowns the merrier and these would be great holiday gifts.  Oh and don't forget about the teachers.  How fun would it be to do a countdown to summer vacation?!?

Email me @ to order 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ode to the Military

My very good friend Robin is a NAVY wife and has inspired a new collection of military decals. Prices for car decals start as low as $5 and bulk discounts are available for group orders.  The car decals can also be personalized with your HERO's name for only $2 more.

Custom sizes and designs are available for all military decals.  Order a military wall decal and send us back a photo for a discount off your next order.

We are collaborating to bring you even more military designs. If you would like to place an order or request a special order, please email me:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

{Holiday Decal Decor} Halloween Edition: Decal Door Decor

Waiting for October 1st felt like it was taking FOREVER! I was just itching to start my Halloween Decorating.  I started to pull my pumpkins and Halloween decor out weeks ago. My husband came home from work one day about 2 weeks ago and said... "Umm... you do know it's September, right?"

One of the Halloween decorating projects that I had on the top of my list was FRANKENDOOR.  I created a decal set to favor Frankenstein to work with my bright spring green door.


I think "he" is just too cute! What do you think?  If you want a Frankendoor decal set or some other decals for your door, e-mail me:

{Holiday Decal Decor} Halloween Edition: Personalized Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a classic aspect of home décor for Halloween. However, typically it is time consuming and messy to turn them into a unique and special statement for the season. But not anymore! The hottest trend in home décor for Halloween is adding decals to pumpkins... at least it is here at the Ten23 Designs Studio!  Vinyl decals that you apply yourself can turn an ordinary pumpkin into a unique and fun touch that makes your home stand out from the rest. Here are some of the best uses decals on pumpkins.

·    House Number Display – It’s hard enough finding the house you are looking for as the days get shorter but a spooky pumpkin sitting in a well-lit area that has your street number decaled on it will help trick or treaters or party guests to find your place easily. 


·    A Personal Touch – Nothing says class like personalization. A perfect pumpkin with a single initial is another classic touch to add to your home décor for Halloween. It also makes a great gift for hosts when you are invited to someone’s home this fall.
·    Random Decal Goodness - A collection of different sized pumpkins decaled in friendly bats, cats or spiders can make an eye-catching and esthetically pleasing display to welcome those who come to your door to wish you Happy Halloween.

One of the best things about pumpkin decals is the fact that they are actually very affordable, and can become a permanent addition to your home décor for Halloween collection if you use them on artificial pumpkins. Today’s fake pumpkins, especially the carvable ones, look so much like the real ones that you can scarcely tell them apart.

Let your imagination run wild. Choose 2 or 10 of your favorite vinyl decals and make a statement with your home décor for Halloween today.

Thank you to our guest blogger, Commercial Writing by Suzanne for this post on fun ways to use decals for Halloween decorating!