Are you decorating your kids’ room? Read below for an easy DIY wall art project for play room!
As we put up the final touches on the boys’ play room, I came across these fun wall art letters on Pottery Barn Kids. Unfortunately, the price tag was a little steep for me. Especially since we went the budget route with the rest of the furniture. Maybe if I found a coupon code that worked, I might have splurged. But, alas no coupon codes, and David veto-ed the purchase.
I’m not the craftiest mom, but I remembered seeing oversize paper mache letters at the craft store a while back. So, I made a quick stop over to Joann’s and Michael’s to see what they had in stock. What originally would’ve been a $230 purchase became a super easy DIY wall art project for the play room. My total costs for materials was $48 and some change.
Materials Used for Easy DIY Wall Art Project for Play Room
- 4 – 23.5″ Paper Mache letters
- Acrylic Paint
- Colors if you buy at Michael’s: Lime Green, Yellow, Orange, Grey
- Colors if you buy on Amazon: Spring Green, Yellow, Pumpkin Orange, Country Gray
- Paint Brush Pack
All supplies are linked below, available at Amazon or Michael’s:
Believe it or not, all three boys did the bulk of the work! MOM WIN on that one. 🙂
We did two coats of paint on each letter and I finished them up by doing touch ups on areas that the color wasn’t as saturated. The acrylic paint is fast drying too! The whole project took about an hour from start to finish. Perfect way to keep the boys busy on a Saturday morning.
Easy DIY Wall Art Project for Play Room
I used white poster board that we had lying around and it was the perfect size for the 23.5″ letters. I chanced it doing in inside, even though David suggested we move it to the garage.
I lucked out because the boys did really well with keeping the paint off the rug!
- Pour paint onto paper plates
- Use 1 inch paint brush
- Paint two coats
- Let dry
- Touch up the areas that aren’t as saturated in color
I hung the letters on the wall with large size command strips. Since they’re paper mache, they’re light weight and easily held up by the strips.
I’m so happy with how it turned out! Plus, the $180 in savings of the DIY version isn’t bad either. 😉
Don’t forget to check the other post in the Play Room series here:
IKEA LACK FURNITURE ASSEMBLY TIPS & TRICKS
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EASY DIY WALL ART PROJECT FOR PLAY ROOM