How To Remove Wrinkles From Window Clings

Window clings are reusable vinyl stickers that many people use to decorate their homes for holidays. Clings are a simple way to decorate your windows with large, bright images depicting the upcoming holiday, and they're economical because they can be used and stored to be reused year after year. One of the drawbacks of window clings is their tendency to wrinkle when they've been stored for extended periods. It's easy, however, to remove wrinkles from window clings so that you don't have to throw them away and buy new ones.

Step 1

Clean the table or counter top, removing all traces of crumbs, grease and other debris.

Step 2

Lay a clean washcloth or towel (depending on the size of your cling) on the table or counter top. Smooth out any wrinkles in the towel.

Step 3

Lay one of the wrinkled window clings on the towel, and place a towel of similar size on top of the cling. Again, smooth out any wrinkles in the towel.

Step 4

Use your hairdryer on the highest setting, and heat the top towel. Avoid holding the hairdryer in one area for too long by using a slow and constant back-and-forth or up-and-down motion. Do this for at least two minutes, initially.

Step 5

Turn off the hairdryer and carefully remove the top towel. The window cling will be warm and softer than usual.

Step 6

Remove the window cling from the towel, and quickly affix it to the clean table or counter top. When applying the window cling to the table or counter, use the sides of your hands as squeegees, carefully smoothing out the old wrinkles. As the now-smooth window cling cools, it will remain smooth and tight.

Step 7

Allow the window cling to cool for at least 15 minutes. At this time, you can either apply it to a window or repeat the wrinkle-removing process again, if any stubborn creases remain.