My Kitchen Aid officially has pizzazz. Once you see mine you're probably going to want a pizzazzy stand mixer too. Just don't buy a decal for yours until you read this post.
Told ya. My 20 year old Kitchen Aid, that's missing a couple of parts and has a whisk that clangs as it goes round now looks youthful and refreshed, ready to mix up something magical like chocolate chip cookies or fireworks.
The decal only took a few minutes to put on and even with me making mistakes, it turned out perfectly.
Stand Mixer decal joke for you:
Why shouldn't you put a decal on your stand mixer?
Because if you do, it won't blend anymore.
No, but seriously I'm really impressed with this thing.
I'll never have to worry about someone accidentally taking my mixer home at a bring-your-own stand mixer party. It's the one with pizzazz.
I mean, it's fantastic.
It cost $15 US and it's definitely worth that. You won't think so when it arrives in the mail as 4 simple stickers.
But those decals are advanced. Each colourful part is a floating individual sticker.
Vinyl decals are printed on sticky paper, die-cut, and topped with a clear protective layer that you remove after you've applied the decal.
Next week I'll show you how to make one yourself. Not as fancy. It won't be laser or die-cut. But it will look good.
If you know right now that you're never going to make a stand mixer decal yourself (it'll be easy) then go ahead and buy a decal now and get it over with so you can stop thinking about it.
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Click here for The Full List of Decals available
These are just a few of my favourites.
Rooster Folk Art
Blue & White
If you've decided you WOULD maybe like to try to make your own decal, get yourself some vinyl decal paper before then.
ABOVE IS THE DECAL PAPER I ORDERED AND AM USING. If you get it, you'll be ready to print your own decal as soon as you get my post.
How to Apply a Vinyl Decal - to your stand mixer
1. Your package will probably include 4 pieces, one for each lower side of the mixer & two for along the top.
2. Take a corner of the clear protective layer and peel the sticker off of its backing. Gently place the sticker where you want it. Be careful not to touch it to the surface until you're sure of its placement. It's grabby.
3. If your design is going around a bit of a curve, cut the protective layer so your sticker can bend.
4. Press the sticker down using your finger then with flexible plastic like a credit card to get rid of air bubbles.
5. When it's stuck you can peel the protective layer off. The design will be left behind on the mixer.
6. That's it. You're done.
The stickers are STUCK but they can be removed. Don't expect to use them again though.
Which is a sad notion for me because I really like my decals - I just think I might like the one I'm making myself more.
And if that's the case I'll need to remove these stickers that I bought but it won't be a loss because they helped me learn how to make them myself.
Which means after spending a couple of days figuring it out, I can teach you how to do it in minutes.
I do it the hard way so you can do it the easy way.
I don't even keep my stand mixer on my counter, it lives in a cupboard like a Victorian era child.
Stay tuned for when I unveil the DIY tutorial on how to make one yourself next week (including a free downloadable image).