Archive for July, 2008
You may remember my post on June 21st offering a free paint by number mural design to a willing blogger who will blog the whole painting process in return for a free mural of her choice from our collection at
We have a winner
The response wasn’t exactly overwhelming as a result of these ‘strings attached’, but I have chosen a winner with a great blog and if she accepts the challenge, we will be watching her progress on her blog posts.
Our winner is Jennifer at Skinner Stuff
Please note that our murals are also available on our other site
THE MAGIC MURAL FACTORY
I love this kind of thing because I hate cleaning up!
When you need to use a paint tray for painting large areas of a room or children’s mural, place the tray inside a plastic bag and pour the paint into the tray as normal. The bag will take the shape of the tray, and when you are finished, simply remove the bag and throw it away. Your tray will be as clean as when you bought it, and you don’t have to wash it up!
When drawing your children’s mural design onto your wall, use pale chalk rather than a pencil. You can easily wipe away the chalk if you make a mistake.
Have you ever thought of painting a mural for your child,
but didn’t know how to enlarge the design onto the wall?
The answer is easy!
An over head projector.
You can hire or borrow a projector from a school, church office or hire shop.
Simply trace your design onto overhead projector film and project the image onto the wall. Play around with the size and postion of your design then trace onto the wall and paint it in.
How to do it
Spend some time moving the image around until you are
happy with the position and the size on the wall.
Trace the design lightly onto the wall using a soft pencil crayon.
3. Paint your mural
Where to find your children’s mural image
Any image your child likes could be traced and made into a mural. Colouring books, favourite characters, hobbies.
Ready made Kits
If you are not confident enough for the painting part of your mural, we have a number of paint by number overhead projector mural kits at the
Magic Mural Factory
which are ready to project onto your wall.
All you have to do then is to paint in the colours that correspond to the numbered instructions.
Instant Downloadable murals
We have a number of instantly downloadable e-murals for use on an overhead projector available at the
Magic Mural Factory
If you found this article useful, please leave me a comment.
We love Pirate bedrooms!
So we’re doing another post on how to create a pirate themed child’s room yourself but concentrating today on the DIY pirate mural and pirate wall art.
A pirate mural can be as large or as small as you wish depending on how far you want to go.
It can be the focal point in the room around which you base all your other pirate themed decor.
Pirate Room theme colours
The two ‘must have colours’ are black and red.
You gotta have those two in there, and then add in any other bright colours you like.
For pattern add in Polka dots and stripes. Stripey red curtains, polka dot cushions for example.
Murals are a wonderful way to easily give a room a completely different feel, without taking up any space.
They need not break the bank as you can do it yourself!
If you have no artistic ability, fear not!
Help is at hand as we have…
PAINT BY NUMBER PIRATE MURALS!
How to create a Pirate map mural.
We have three DIY Pirate Map Murals.
Two of them are Paint by Number pattern designs and the third is a sticker mural. Both our pirate map murals can be personalised with your child’s name.
The designs are simple and easy to follow, even for the most unartistic person.
The wonderful thing about Paint by number pirate murals is that they are so easy that you can get your child to help too.
It always is so much more special to a child when they have played a part in the creation of their room.
So let them paint in sections of the mural.
Give them larger less detailed areas if they are still quite young.
They’ll love to tell your friends ”I painted that bit there”.
This pirate map mural above is very simple but impressive with it’s scrolled map edges that give it an extra dimension.
Our new Pirate themed murals
Paint this pirate boat mural on a wall by itself (making a great focal point) or position your child’s bed directly in front of it so becomes the headboard of his/her bed.
He’ll almost feel the spray of the ocean as he sails off to Pirate dreamland.
We also have another “bedhugger” which can be personalised with your little pirates name.
Pirate boat portholes
Make your child’s room seem just like the inside of a Pirate Ship.
Each of these six different port hole wall murals depict a scene you might see outside of your own ship.
They measure 12″ in diameter and would look wonderful along the length of your little pirates bed.
Choose to paint just one or do all six (or anything in between). From playful starfish, whales and a polka-dotted octopus to a treasure island, lighthouse or the ominous enemy pirate ship.
These would be also look great in a bathroom or in a nautical themed child’s room
Add some 3d interest to your Pirate mural
Party shops and fancy dress shops have great inexpensive Pirate accessories. Buy two pirate swords (cutlass)and hang them (crossed over each other ) next to the pirate map. Add pirate pistols either side of the mural, or frame pirate hats in large frame to make an original piece of wallart.
Create a original chalkboard with this skull and buried treasure mural.
Paint the board with black chalkboard paint. Skrew in a small hook on the post and to hang a little pouch to keep the chalk in.
So there you have it…A simple way to create a pirate dream room for your child.
Add in pirate accessory bedding, curtains, cushions, rugs, lampshades etc – whatever you can find and can afford to add to the room and you will have one very happy little pirate!
If you have any great pirate decor ideas, please leave a comment.