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Kidoodles: DIY Wall Art

My graphic-designing cousin is creative beyond belief. Inspired by this Pottery Barn Kids baby room, she decided to paint a tree in her seven-week-old daughter's nursery with this do–it–yourself approach.

To learn how she crafted the gorgeous artwork,


First, you will need the following supplies:

  • Painter's tape (The blue kind is helpful because you can step back and easily see the design)
  • Pencils
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint (AURA or Eco Spec from Benjamin Moore are environmentally conscious)

Now you are ready to start.

  1. Sketch out your design.
  2. Start to put the tape up on the wall in the desired design.
  3. Once the tape is in place, use the pencil (or marker) to draw the areas you want to cut out. You are essentially making a stencil.
  4. When you are pleased with the design, take the Exacto knife and cut out the design.
  5. Take a step back and make sure your design appears the way you want it. If not, retape areas and cut out again.
  6. When your creation is just so, paint in the stenciled area.
  7. As soon as the paint dries, pull the tape off the wall and hug your new tree!

My cousin added a personal touch by "carving" her baby's initials into the trunk of the tree. Darling, isn't it?

If you try this or have similar ideas, take pictures and share them with us!

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JessNess JessNess 9 years
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I know that she did this for a nursery but I really like the white tree and think it would be a great praphic element in a large living room or something
loveallstar loveallstar 9 years
Your cousin is talented.:) nice work, love the olive shade of green.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Beautiful! My MIL is a decorative painter and she is going to paint our nursery. I have to come up with the design and this is very inspiring.
bluecat1972 bluecat1972 9 years
So cute...what a great way to personalize a room.
jewelrylady jewelrylady 9 years
That is so stinking cute!
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