Decorating the inside of a locker to express personal style is fun, but decorating the outside of a locker for a friend can be very rewarding. Whether the occasion is a birthday, an upcoming game, an award, a demonstration of school spirit, or for whatever reason, locker decorating options are endless. Try these creative ways of decorating the outside of a locker instead of decorating using the same methods as everyone else. Do something special for friends, teammates, and fellow students worthy of the honor.
When looking for new ways of decorating the outside of a locker, consider using inexpensive gel clings. They stick without leaving permanent marks, and they are very easy to remove. Best of all they are available in countless subjects, and many are ideal for decorating the outside of any metal cabinet or container. They are also cheap, and if others take them down they are not a huge loss. In any case, they provide a number of creative ways to surprise friends. Shop online to find gel clings in a subject of your choice, and surprise someone in creative new ways.
Peel and Stick Lettering and Graphics
Leaving a message on the outside of a locker is easy with acrylic paint, but even acrylic varieties do not come off very easily. Try embellishing the outside of a locker with peel and stick lettering and graphics instead. They can be found online as well as in craft stores, and they are available in many styles, colors, and subjects from sports to music and everything in between. They come off when necessary, but unlike paper, they are not real easy for passersby to remove. This is a great choice when leaving a special message on the outside of any door or cabinet.
Laminated Pictures and Printouts
The biggest problem when decorating the outside of a locker is destruction caused by passersby. When decorating the outside of a locker with pictures or computer printouts, laminate them first to avoid rips and tears. Someone can still tear them down, but they are not easily destroyed. Laminate gives pictures and printouts a more finished look too, and if they survive the display they can be kept by the recipient.
Do Not Forget the Streamers
Streamers have always been an old standby when decorating the outside of a locker, and they are still as popular as ever. No matter which methods are used when decorating the outside of a school locker, buy colored streamers, and incorporate them into the display. Surround the aforementioned decorating schemes with rows of twisted streamers, and tie them back to make the display fully visible. In any case, the recipient will love the thought as well as the effort involved in decorating the outside of their locker.