There’s something about colourful polka dots that’s very whimsical and light-hearted don’t you think? For me, they bring to mind memories of sunshine, playfulness and childhood parties filled with laughter.
So you can see why I just couldn’t resist using them in a nursery DIY. And it’s a bonus that polka dot stamping makes for a quick and easy project that you can whip up in the space of an afternoon (win!). If you’re looking for a little something to jazz up your child’s room, get out those paints and let’s get started.
- Two sheets of white A4 card
- Acrylic paint
- Lollipop sticks, pencil or similar for stamping
- Pencil or pen for sketching
- Glue or double-sided tape
Dip the end of a lollipop stick or the eraser end of a pencil into some paint and stamp rows of circles onto a sheet of A4 card. I alternated colours to create a confetti-like look, but you can stamp a row (or a whole sheet) of the same colour if you prefer.
Try to keep the dots close together to minimise white space.
While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, sketch out a shape onto your other A4 sheet of card. You can choose any shape you like, but it helps if you draw something simple and recognisable, like a heart or a circle (I chose a teardrop).
Once you’re happy with the shape you’ve sketched, cut out the middle section with a pair of scissors.
Place some glue or double-sided tape on the back of the cut-out card and then stick it down on top of your painted dots. You’ll end up seeing the dots through the shape you cut out.
And that’s all there is to it – you’ve now got yourself some pretty wall art to decorate your nursery!
The great thing about this project is that you can easily customise it to suit your existing decor. Simply choose paint colours and a shape that best fits in with the theme of your baby’s room. Or if you’ve got a child that’s old enough to paint, let them choose the colours and do the dot stamping themselves for an even more personalised piece of art – I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to see their handiwork up on the wall. 🙂