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08-07-2010, 01:47 PM #1
creative minds needed- laptop skin frugally?
my 13 yo will be getting a hand me down laptop computer for christmas. ( she will be 14 in december )
i want to girl it up a bit ( its a plain black dell that i had bught my dh for work from home / out on road reasons 2 years ago and work gave him one a few months ago for work- so basically a free christmas gift - she likes to write stories songs and plays and this will be perfect for that also ) in fact anything that makes it less recognizeable as her dads old one the better ( which i will tell her where it came from if she asks - but i dont want her to say when she sees it christmas AM - ohh thats dads old one LOL)
i got a nice dell sleeve for 7.xx shipped on clearance for protecting it when not in use but i was looking at skins etc and the prices are a bit crazy . 20 and up .
i dont want to just do plain small stickers and make it look too kiddie or cheap .
i would like to do whatever i do for under 10$ .
does anyone know of anyplace that sells skins cheaply -i wonder if a craft store would have any kind of design your own kit that i could use a 50% off coupon for ??
wouldnt want anything permanent something that could come off like a skin etc
- 08-07-2010, 08:18 PM #2
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MY DD actually copied and pasted a picture (anime Alice in Wonderland) from the computer and printed it on to a sheet of photo paper to fit the laptop. She glued it so it's rather permanent but here's a link to how to making one that is not as permanent: Laptop skin. I also found links to some adhesive vinyl printing paper products(such as this :Inkpress Adhesive Vinyl - 8.5x11" - 20 Sheets AV851120 -), but they all seem pretty expensive . Good luck!~ Michelle
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08-07-2010, 10:13 PM #3
thanks !!! my mind is still trying to think or cheap ways LOL i do check the clearance areas whenever in staples and target for a good deal also .
08-08-2010, 12:27 AM #4
You could buy a full page label, a lot like what you would buy for address labels etc and print a design on it. If you want a little better quality you could even take it to a color copy place with the file/photo you want printed. For the image you might want to try a free clip art/photo site like sxc.hu (that's the actual address, looks weird I know). The better resolution images will make the quality a lot better than if you just grabbed something off a random website.l
08-08-2010, 08:06 AM #5
~I wonder if decorative window clings would work?~
08-08-2010, 09:58 AM #6
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Amazon often has skins for about $10 - here's a link to a pink one: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001H079E2/ref=asc_df_B001H079E21205995?smid=A3DKVTE19TIOE9&tag=shopzilla_mp_1350-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B001H079E2"]Amazon.com: Laptop Notebook Skins Sticker Cover H365 Pink Decal (Brand New with 2 FREE touch pad decals): Office Products@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DMAXU7D0L.@@AMEPARAM@@41DMAXU7D0L[/ame]
I got a girl pirate bumper sticker for mine but I'm not a teenage girl and therefore much easier to impress ha ha.
Congrats on the cool (free) gift!!!
08-12-2010, 05:07 PM #7
christmas tree shop ad that came yesterday had laptop stickers for 1$
so i went by on my way to the vitamin shoppe and grabbed 2 diff designs.
i figure i can probably remove them, they look like the type of stuff you can put on and later peel off if not i think it would be easy to clean any residue of top of laptop .
so problem solved for 2$ - woo hoo !!
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