Posts filed under ‘How to create a children’s mural’
I’d like to show you a simple idea for you to create a dinosaur mural for your child’s room.
Paint a series of your favourite dinosaurs in one colour to suit the colour scheme of your child’s room. Go as pale or as dark as you wish. Try a tone just slightly darker than the wall colour for a pleasing subtle effect.
You can either find your own dinosaur shapes and enlarge them on a photocopier. Rub the back of the paper with a coloured chalk and trace over your design to transfer the pattern to the wall. Alternatively, you could use one of my ready made dinosaur mural template kits which come in two sizes and have carbon paper to fit to trace onto the wall.
Again, with this option you could either find your own dinosaur shapes and enlarge them on a photocopier. Rub the back of the paper with a coloured chalk and trace over your design to transfer the pattern to the wall or alternatively, you could use one of my ready made dinosaur mural template kits which come in two sizes and have carbon paper to fit making it quick and easy to trace onto the wall.
Choose a lovely wallpaper. Trace the design onto the back of the wallpaper, then cut out the shape and paste it onto the wall as per the instructions of your wallpaper brand.
My ready made dinosaur mural template kits come ready with carbon paper to fit making the tracing easy. They are designed to fit on an average width of wallpaper. The large sizes will fit on two widths of wall paper.
We have six dinosaur designs for you to choose from
Choose one or more of your favourite dinosaurs or use our kit with three dinosaurs templates included.
The kits come with a large paper pattern, transfer paper to fit and instructions.
The kits are available from the Magic Mural Factory (USA) and
Wallstory Murals (if you live in Europe or the UK)
Princess Wall Mural Ideas
With spring and the holidays here, you might be turning your thoughts to a bit of simple decorating.
Chances are your little girl may aready have lots of pink things in her bedroom.
How about bringing all that pink together in a Princess theme?
Create a Princess room for your little girl with a simple mural as a focal point.
Do it yourself murals are simple and easy to create and can add that WOW factor to an otherwise rather plain pink’ room.
Here are some murals that may inspire you to give it a go.
Paint by number murals are very easy to do, as are adhesive stencil murals, and if you really don’t want to paint, there are always sticker murals, but for this post I’ll be concentrating on how to paint a Princess mural yourself.
Happily Ever after (paint by number mural)
Perfectly Princess Room (Self adhesive mural stencils)
Create A Princess Crown for your Princess theme room
Spring is on it’s way and I’ve been thinking about tree murals and decorating children’s rooms and nurseries with a tree theme.
I’ve found some lovely ideas that might inspire you to do the same for your child room.
The theme is gentle and timeless. Depending on the style you choose, the look could be equally at home in a baby nursery as a child’s room.
Firstly the wall decor and of course murals in partcular
Your choices are to hire a mural artist to paint a mural for you
Stick on tree themed decals or wall stickers
Paint one yourself using a paint by number kit or tree stencil kit
and then there’s ideas for other tree themed elements that you could incorporate around the room to tie the theme together.
Room Mates Scroll Tree Decal Megapac (Amazon)
Feathery Friends paint by number mural (Magic Mural Factory)
The Magic Mural Factory has a selection of various paint by number tree murals to choose from
Other tree themed rooms accessories
Rustic Twig Headboard
Rustic Wooden Head board (Hearthwoods)
Imagine this this rustic tree bench in your tree themed room.
A few brightly coloured cushions on it and it would make a wonderful feature in the room
(Natural Tree Furniture)
Tree themed Baby nursery
This nature-themed nursery was created for a client in Southern California, and features floor-to-ceiling custom items. The real tree branches, mingled with the tree and bird decals, are truly a spectacle!
Tree decals combined with real branches suspended from the ceiling create a place to hang little pictures and toys above the crib.
See the whole article on Little Crown Interiors
Make a rustic tree curtain pole
I found this image on In Home Design
There doesn’t seem to be any instructions on how to make this so here are my suggestions.
How to Do it
Go for a walk in the country side and find yourself a lovely stick.
Make sure it is the correct width for your window plus some extra either side of the window.
Try and find a stick that is quite dry.
Paint the stick with an undercoat and then spray or paint it any colour you wish.
Use an acrylic paint intended for woodwork.
Purchase two curtain pole brackets that come in various shapes and forms.
Like this one below for example.
Attach the brackets to the wall add your painted branch and all that’s left to do it attach your curtain.
Please note that because the branch may be twisted and ‘branchy’ you will might find that tie on curtains like the one in the picture above will be easier to install.
These curtains are better left open as a decorative feature rather than a functional curtain.
A blind on the actual window would be advisable to use in conjunction with the curtains.
Tree Themed Shelves
I think this is charming and simple. I found it at Live Wire Farm .
If you are a bit handy I don’t think it would be difficult to recreate the same idea.
How to Do it
Find two appropriately shaped branches.
Cut the back of each one flat so that they can be screwed flat against a wall.
Make sure that the tops are cut flat too so that your shelf can rest flat on the top.
Buy or find, or cut a shelf the length and depth you require
Mark where the supports touch the shelf and screw a couple of screws downwards into the branch brackets to keep it in place
Some more rustic shelf ideas to compliment the tree theme. I spotted this one on Design Sponge.
There are some instructions there too.
Tree themed coat hanging rack
I found this coat rack idea on The little things we do
Hang pretty flowery bags on the hooks to store toys or other bits and pieces, or simply hang coats on it!
Rustic Log shelves
Rachel’s Rustic Log shelves. See how to make these on Design Sponge
Tree themed Beds
Slightly out of most of our budgets but it’s so lovely I couldn’t resist it You can find this at Atilladesign on Etsy
This is fun I found it at Raphael D’Amato
This is from Style of design
DIY Tree themed Beds
When I look at these beds, I think that with a little bit of thought you could make something similar.
What’s to stop you screwing some lovely branches like the ones above to an existing bed to turn it into a tree themed four poster bed?
This post is becoming too long!!
The more I research the more ideas I find, so I’ll stop here and do some separate posts on tree themed bedding, rugs and soft furnishings ideas.
Keeping it Simple
If you want to keep it really simple as far as painting goes, consider a silhouette mural.
Silhouettes don’t need to be black, personally I think it’s better if they aren’t, especially in a child’s bedroom.
Silhouette boys from the Magic Mural factory
(Paint by number mural pattern)
Safari Silhouette from the Magic Mural Factory
(Paint by number Mural pattern)
You could even go for a subtler look, by painting your background a pale colour and paint your silhouettes a shade darker than the background.
Where to find a silhouette image
Loads of subjects could make a great silhouette, as long as the form is simple and clear.
Find an image in a chosen theme.
Trace the outline of the picture and voila you have a silhouette.
Enlarge your image with the aid of a photocopier, or trace it onto transparent film and enlarge the image onto the wall using an overhead projector or craft projector.
If you’re lucky enough to have a video projector (the kind you can attach to a laptop computer) then any image you find on the internet can be easily projected onto the wall and traced.
Paint in your shape in a colour of your choice.
Top Tip- Buy tester pots of acrylic paint to paint your silhouette mural. They come in loads of colours to choose from.
Here is a lovely example of how to create a mural created using a video projector from
More silhouette mural ideas
This horse design from Unique Baby Ideas
Look at this cool cowboy mural
Tone on tone nursery – blue on blue for a calm and soothing effect from Nursery Murals and More
And of course there are always Wall Decals if you really don’t want to paint.
This beautiful example above is from a French website called Harmonie intérieure
These cuties are from Dali Decals
Children’s Room Forest from Small Time Art
Etsy has LOADS of decals in all sorts of subjects including silhouettes. Just search on any subject you like.
My final DIY silhouette mural idea for you
Using your children as the models for a truly unique mural.
You will need
A bright light or projector
A darkened room
Paint brushes and acrylic paint
How to do it
Aim your light at the wall.
Have your kids strike interesting poses in front of the light creating a good shadow on the wall.
Make sure they can keep still for a little while, before tracing around the shadow on the wall.
Paint in the silhouettes in any colour you wish.