Those giant stickers you see on walls everywhere are quite popular. Every once in awhile I find some at Target that strike my fancy at a really good clearance price. (As in 70-90% off!) I hung a Union Jack up in Teen's room to go along with the theme of his never ending Harry Potter Lego and general Harry memorabilia. His has stayed put and not caused any problems.
However, I found this one to put in our kitchen which has given me problems:
As you can see it goes well with the 9 million glasses and beer steins my husband started collecting when he lived in Germany (sigh.) But it has a few problems. First it is mostly transparent so it doesn't really go with the wall. Secondly, it is peeling off.
Luckily I discovered that it fits perfectly on the 12x24 blank canvas sold by Michaels. (Which I bought when it was half off, of course.
So I painted the canvas to give it a bit of a wood look while still matching the boring tan kitchen wall and allowing for the sign to show through. I used a brown that I mixed a bit with an off white to given it an uneven paint look.
After the paint dried I applied a layer of Modge Podge to the canvas and put the sticker/wall sign on it. Once that dried, I coated the entire thing in another layer of Modge Podge. I had to add extra Modge Podge to the edges of the sign because they were so used to curling on the wall.
It was a stormy day when I took this photo so this isn't the best. But believe me - it is a massive improvement. And best of all, it isn't going to peel off the wall!