When I shared my daughter’s room makeover a couple weeks ago, I got a ton of questions about the animal prints above the bed. It was difficult to come up with kids room wall art ideas. It made sense for us to print some animal silhouettes because my girl LOVES animals. Today I’m spilling the beans on how they came to be. Here’s a quick DIY wall art tutorial for ya! After we had completed her upholstered bed I wanted to hang some sort of wall art above it. DIY wall art was the obvious way to go since this was a budget makeover.
Peighton is obsessed with animals! They are her absolute favorite, so I knew we had to include animals in her room somehow. I found some clip art that I was able to download for free and blow up to fit an 8 x 10 mat frame. After placing them in the frame I felt like they still needed something to make them pop. Polk dots, gold polka dots, did the trick! Let me show you how!
I picked up these black frames from IKEA. I think the black really pops with the bright pink.
These zots found at Michaels made making glittery polka dotting a breeze!
It comes on this roll with two rows that are offset. Perfect for what I needed. I laid the strip face down and slowly peeled off the backing leaving the glue dots on the the matte. The top and bottom of the matte are wider than the sides so I cut the zots strip in half to add an extra row to both the top and bottom.
Next, I went wild with the glitter. Obviously. Ha. I just sprinkled glitter liberally over all of the dots and then shook out the left overs, tapping the back lightly to get all the loose glitter.
Now you’ve got a cute glittery photo mat.
I placed the animal prints inside and hung them up above the bed.
Peighton loves to point out which animal is which to us all the time.
I really love how the polka dot mats really tie into the polka dot sheets to make a really polished look for this kids room wall art.