A budget friendly way to spruce up a kids room in whatever theme they can imagine! These DIY Wall Murals are a fun way to update your children’s rooms.
- 1 Overhead projector
- Clip art or other digital images
- Acrylic Paint in a variety of colours
- Lead pencil
- Sugar soap
- Clear archival varnish
- Design your mural. Jump onto google images and search for free clip art in whatever theme you are looking for. Once you have found the images you want to use, you can use Microsoft Paint, Canva, photoshop, pic monkey or any image editing software you feel comfortable with to Create your design. Just resize and move the images around until you find a layout you are happy with and hit save.
- Begin by preparing your wall ready to paint. Give it a good wash with sugar soap and leave it to dry. Depending on how recently you painted your walls, it can be a good idea to pop on another coat of paint at this stage.
- Project your image onto the wall using a projector. The one I used let me plug the USB straight and and find the file that I wanted. Then, position the projector so that you are happy with the size and location of the mural on your wall, adjusting the focus as needed to get a clear picture.
- While the image is being projected, lightly trace over the outlines with a pencil. Ensure you trace over any details you want included at this stage. It can be tricky getting the projector in exactly the right position again later if you want to add anything, so if you’re not sure if you want to include part of the image I would recommend doing it and then erasing it later if you change your mind.
- Once you’re happy with your outline, begin painting! There are no rules here, paint whatever colours you want. It will probably give you better coverage to do 2-3 thin coats of paint, leaving time between each coat to dry, rather than 1 thick coat.
- Erase any visible pencil markings, and apply a clear varnish on top of your mural. Congratulations, you’re done!
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