Let’s Do a DIY Part II

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Recently I was hired to paint a baby’s room for a friend.  She wanted it to be Mickey Mouse themed.  It turned out really cute.  I painted Mickey on one wall and on the opposite, I painted Minnie.  I felt like the room needed something to tie the two together, you know, a composition thing.  So, I decided to make a border on the adjacent wall of the two characters.  My idea for the border was to create one using Mickey silhouettes.  I didn’t want to do something so precise free hand, so I thought of an easy and neat way to create the silhouettes.  It involves contact paper; since I had so much left over from my last DIY I thought, why not.

What you need:

  • Contact Paper
  • X-acto Knife
  • Paint for Silhouette (Color of your choice)
  • Wall color paint
  • Foam Board (Or something you can use to put under your contact paper while using the X-acto.)
  • Two objects with round edges (One big, one small)
  • Measuring tape (optional)

Step 1: Cut out a piece of contact paper

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Step 2: Use your large round edged object and trace the perimeter to make a circle. (I used a bowl)

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Step 3: Use your small round edged object and do the same thing, except place the smaller object at the top right and left. (I used the top of a candle.)

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Step 4: Place your foam board under your contact paper, and using your X-acto, begin to cut out the large circle.  Take your time using the X-acto, especially if you don’t have much of a steady hand.

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And it should look like this.

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Step 5: Now, do the same with the smaller circles.

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Step 6: Peel off the backing and place the contact paper on the wall to your liking.

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Don’t let the shape of the contact paper throw you off when your placing it.  Pay only attention to the negative space, that’s what’s important.  When I placed the paper, I looked at the top of the ears to get the correct height while placing them together and I measured 8 1/2in between the side of Mickey’s face to get the right spacing.

Step 7: Paint inside the negative space.

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Step 8: While the paint is still wet, peel off the contact paper.  There might be a few mess ups, but I just fixed them using the wall paint.

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Voila! There you go!

Here are a few pictures of the room.  You could probably guess by the color of the room that it was for a baby girl.

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One thought on “Let’s Do a DIY Part II

  1. You are amazing with your talent! I love how your creativity is broad and your interests are vast. I am inspired by your work. Such neat ideas in everything you’ve done on this blog.

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