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How to apply large decals to your car

It's easy to apply our custom company logo decals to your car. A little preparation goes a long way. Watch the video, and follow the step by step instructions below....

October 25, 2022

What's in a name?

Branding is an important aspect of a business. It's something that you want to get right, and it's a good idea to review it occasionally, to make sure it's still relevant. When I purchased Sticky Tiki almost eight years ago, I gave a lot of thought as to whether the name was still right for the business, or whether it was time for a change. I brainstormed other options, but I couldn't come up with another name. Sticky Tiki had really good brand awareness, so I decided to keep it. Years earlier I...

July 1, 2022

A creative journey through past generations

Like a lot of people, I didn't know a lot about who my ancestors were, or where they had come from when I was growing up. Other than my grandparents, who I was fortunate to get to know while I was growing up, I didn't really know much beyond them. My first taste of genealogy was in 1992 when a family reunion was held in Nelson to gather the descendants of two settlers who arrived in Nelson in 1842. They had come from rural in England. From that, I learned that one of my classmates was my fifth c...

January 12, 2022

History never repeats...

Last year, when COVID-19 was starting to dominate our lives, there was a lot of talk about unprecedented change, and how terrible 2020 was becoming. It caused me to reflect on earlier times, which had a similar theme for me. Ten years earlier, (well 11 now, it's been a year!) in 2010 I went through several changes, so that period in time became my reference point....

February 16, 2021

Faulty product notice

It has recently come to my attention that a mistake was made last year, and my supplier sent me a roll of material with a stronger adhesive than the material I use to make decals with. This product is still removable, but is designed for walls with more textured surfaces where the standard one doesn’t stick as well. I pride myself on the consistent quality of my removable Sticky Tiki Decals and am disappointed to have discovered this issue. I have now put processes in place to minimise the cha...

August 24, 2020

How to apply and remove decals from your car

Sometimes it's nice to stand out from the crowd. Car decals are a great way to do this. You can inject some personality into your ride, and make it easier to spot your car in the carpark! Our reusable decals have a UV coating which makes them durable enough to put on your car. They can withstand the sun, rain, and some gentle cleaning. You do need to take a little more care of them to ensure they last a long time and keep looking good. Follow the steps below to get the most out of your reusable ...

February 17, 2020

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Maori language week

This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Maori language week. Like a lot of people my age, I learned the basics of maori language at school. Some of what I learned has stuck with me, including what I consider to be the most important part, how to pronounce the vowels. This means when I come across an unfamiliar word I can have a go at pronouncing it correctly. It also means I can make an effort at pronouncing common words correctly.Sometimes it can feel awkward pronouncing words y...

September 19, 2019

Celebrating diversity

After the mosque attacks in March, it became painfully clear how important it is to be inclusive. It made me think about how most of my acquaintances look similar to me. This is not on purpose, I must add! I have some great friends from completely different backgrounds to me. Which makes me think I should get out and meet more people from different walks of life, because there is a good chance there are some more great friends out there, just waiting to be met....

August 12, 2019

My favourite piece of equipment

It's hard to pick a favourite piece of equipment. In the past I have featured my computer, as it's fairly integral to getting things done. But today I would like to feature my camera. Without it, I would just have products. You would need to be in store or at a market to see the decals. Even then you would have to imagine what they might look like on the wall. This would be easier for some than others – the dots are fairly self-explanatory – but what about the castle girls by Katherine Quinn...

July 12, 2019

How I fell in love with creating

The headline is actually a trick question – I have always loved creating! I don't remember a time before that, because I was too young to remember anything. As a child I enjoyed making things. Empty weet-bix boxes were an endless source of inspiration, I made many creations of that cardboard, it was the perfect weight to create with. As time went by they started to print on the inside of the box which I wasn't too impressed with.My mother is very crafty, and when I was a child I lear...

June 14, 2019

Where do you put your decals?

There are lots of different ways to use our decals! Obviously they go well on painted walls, but there are lots of other places you can put them. I'm hoping to take more photos of the decals in different places, to give you an idea about how they'll work for you. Some places I'm thinking of photographing our decals on are the door of the fridge, on a laptop and maybe even the car.So tell me where you put yours! If you don't have one yet, where where are you planning to put it? Just comment below...

June 7, 2019

Coming soon: StickyTiki removable wallpaper!

I have lots of ideas for new products for StickyTiki, and there is one I've been doing some work on behind the scenes for some time now. The product we use was designed to be used for large scale wallcoverings, and that is something I've wanted to add for some time now. You hear lots of stories about the grim task of stripping old wallpaper when people are renovating their homes. How great would it be if you could just peel it off, as easily as a StickyTiki wall decal?With that in mind, and all ...

May 31, 2019

Making our packaging more sustainable

You'd think that with all this talk about using less plastic in our lives, there would be lots of great alternatives out there. In lots of cases there are of course (think how ubiquitous reusable coffee cups have become), but sometimes the simplest things are the most difficult to find. Recently I was coming close to the end of my supply of small, plastic prepaid courier satchels. The company I was using already had a larger size available in a nice sturdy cardboard envelope. This was great, as ...

May 24, 2019

The first stage of creating a new decal design

To begin with, the decals start out with an idea. Some of those ideas have been swirling around for a long time. I still have ideas from when I was planning to buy StickyTiki that haven't come to fruition yet! So it is very exciting each time I do get to sit down and start work on a new idea. ...

May 17, 2019

52 weeks of blogging

This blog has been rather neglected in recent years, so I've decided to give it a dust off and see if I can keep up a regular posting schedule. The idea of thinking what to write each week was a bit daunting to start with, but then I remembered I used to write quite regularly on my other blog, Rose in Thorns, and Kim used to write on this blog very regularly in the early days. So I know it can be done!...

May 10, 2019

10 years of StickyTiki

When her children were little, Kim Hands would paint large murals on their walls. As an artist, this came to her naturally. It got her wondering how people who weren't artists decorated their kids' rooms. She set about researching how she could make artwork that other people could put on their walls. This led to finding a material that could be printed, cut to shape and stuck to walls, which could also be removed and repositioned. She also found a printer that could print high quality artwork an...

October 7, 2018

Introducing...

Hi, I'm Rose and I've been at the helm of StickyTiki for over a near now. After all this time perhaps I should introduce myself! I live in Christchurch with my husband and our two year old son. We live in a 1950s brick house in the suburbs with our dog and three chooks. I've always enjoyed art and craft, and tried my hand at many creative pursuits in my youth. My Mum is very crafty, and taught me all the essentials like sewing, knitting, spinning and weaving. In latter years she picked up bobbin...

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