I think I must be getting more bone idle in my old age...can't find the appropriate nail, use something far simpler. Well, not quite as bad as that, but these things do have a multitude of uses around the house.
I actually came across them when Little Miss had her room decorated complete with fairies flying around the room. However, she likes the fairies to be moved, and because they are quite heavy, sticky stuff just doesn't do the trick of holding them to the wall and allowing for fairy movement.
Available as pads, spots and strips, and also in heavy duty pads for those extra heavy things, i bought the pre cut pads, which cost just under £3 for 24.
This is really easy because they are pre cut, so no rush round the house to find that elusive pair of scissors.
The pads come positioned together and once prised apart (they really are sticky), then you see that each pad is about 2cm by 2cm.
Simply peel off the backing for the yellow velcro and stick the pad to a clean, dry surface , then peel off the backing for the white velcro and stick this where you want the item to be placed.
So, I have 3 on each fairy, and four sticky bits on corresponding wall areas. I think I actually have too many because they claim to hold 1.8lb (840g) per hook and loop pad, and I am sure the fairies aren't 3 times this weight.
They can then be repositioned although I don't know how successful this would be if repositioning them on wallpaper. We have the room painted and so far any repositioning has not damaged the paintwork.
One thing to remember is that the surface to which they will be stuck has to be clean and dry, or presumably the stickiness will be lost!
What I think of them...
They really do work. the fairies no longer fall off the wall leaving a blue residue on the walls, and they can be easily repositioned to simulate flight. I don't tend to reuse them more than 3 or 4 times though, because I think the stickiness must wear a bit thin, and then it would be fairies on the floor!
I also use the hook and loop fasteners for sticking air fresheners to the dashboard of my car because I find that the peel off sticky pads on the air fresheners don't usually work. These keep them in place and can then be removed without leaving any nasty marks on the car.
There is a bit of a warning that these should not be used to mount valuable items, but I think this would go without saying, "just in case". however, for what I use them for, they work fine.
The sticy pads have a range of uses and are well priced. The are also available in spots and strips and there is a heavy duty range- check out the website www.sellotape.com for further details and information.
Thanks for reading