How to Create Wall Graphics

Personalize the walls of your kid's room with these unique wall graphics.
Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-beauty_s4x3

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-beauty_s4x3

Materials:

4'x8' sheet LDF (light-density fiberboard)
2"x1"x10' pine board
wood screws
computer
jigsaw
drill
table saw

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-step-1_s4x3

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-step-1_s4x3

Steps:

1. Find or draw a graphic that you and your child like and you feel comfortable cutting out with a jigsaw.

2. Have a local print shop blow the graphics up to desired dimensions and print on sticky back vinyl.

3. Carefully lay oversized sticker onto a clean sheet of LDF.

4. Use a jigsaw to cut out the shape. You may want to cover the base of the jigsaw with painter's tape or tissue to protect the vinyl from any scratches.

5. Cut a 6" length of the 1x2 for each shape and two 12" lengths. Using your table saw cut a 45-degree angle on one long edge of each of the 12" lengths.

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-step-2_s4x3

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-step-2_s4x3

6. Attach one 12" section to the back of the graphic cut out with the 45-degree angle pointing down. Attach another 12" section to the wall with the 45-degree angle pointing up to act as a cleat. Use the 6" length along the back, bottom of the shape as a spacer to keep your cutout an equal distance from the wall along all edges.

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-step-3_s4x3

Kid-Sized-Design_0135346-wall-graphics-step-3_s4x3

7. Hang the graphic by sliding the 12" section on the back of the graphic into the one attached to the wall.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Fragmented Map Art Project

Give an artistic, modern twist to a vintage map by displaying it in a collection of frames.

Designing a Grownup-Friendly Kids' Room

From the color scheme and use of space to the textural qualities and layered patterns, sisters Ava and Jane — and their parents — will enjoy this designer children's room for years to come.

Child's Favorite Toy Photo Project

Turn a child's treasured belonging into eye-catching artwork with a large printed photo and basic lumber.

Easy Clip-Art Rails

Create a stylish and functional spot to hang children's artwork, photos, awards or even chores or homework with these easy-to-build ruler clip-art rails.

How to Create a Colorful Paper Sculpture

Sal Matteo creates his vibrantly colored sculpture with paper shapes and swirls.

How to Make Wall Art of Your Home State

HGTV shows you how to make wall art of your state.

Make a Cool Skateboard Clock

Create a one-of-a-kind, completely customizable wall clock with skateboard decks.  

How to Create a Wooden Woven Wall

The woven timber canopy turns a plain bedroom into an African-inspired escape.

How-to: Bulldog Cork Art

Create this fun DIY from the pages of HGTV Magazine.

How to Design a Dress-Up Area in a Kid's Room

Shari explains how she and Matt created a fun dress-up area in a little girl's room.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.