ONE little MOMMA: Constellation Wall Art- DIY Big Dipper and Little Dipper

Constellation Wall Art- DIY Big Dipper and Little Dipper

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I'll be honest, this wall is my favorite things about this nursery. The idea just kind of developed as I tried to hang some white metal stars somewhere in the nursery. I only had two so I thought I might cut more out of vinyl to make a grouping. One thing let to another and suddenly painting constellations on the wall hit me like a brick wall. Genius!!

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I found a basic image of the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper on Google and then needed a way to transfer it to the wall. It turns out that last year my brother gave me an old school projector for my birthday knowing I could use it for a project someday. Today was the day.

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I could have transferred it to a clear overhead sheet, but I didn't have any that day so I just poked holes in the printed paper where the holes were and put it right on the glass.

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Easton was excited to help too.

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The projector projected (redundant?) the holes onto the wall and I adjusted the size and placement of them. Then I climbed up on the bed and marked them with chalk.

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I marked the entire drawing and then decided what I was keeping, taking away, or adding. I removed the dotted line pointing to the North Star and added a few random stars to break up the constellations a bit.  Then I busted out my white acrylic paint and a medium sized brush. I free handed the stars and lines and made sure the white went on thick. Once it was dry Soren put strong glow-in-the-dark tape over the stars. They really light up- it looks amazing!


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I am in LOVE with how it turned out. The wall color is PERFECT for the concept and it is such a simple idea that brings the wall to life.

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10 comments:

  1. Love love love this idea!! I have such a thing for the constellations too...

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  2. What a fun thing for a little boys room - so clever! :)

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  3. I am very interested for this post. This is by far one of the most good posts I read here and look forward for more such nice post.

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  4. Super cute! I might have to borrow this idea for my boys' outer space themed bedroom. Great job.

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  5. i want to know the paint color on the walls! it looks dynamite! love love love it!

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  6. okay...so i kept scrolling down. nevermind. lol.

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  7. I love the wall color - what is it?

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  8. What is the beautiful wall color? One reader mentions scrolling to find it, but I haven't found it. Thanks!!

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  9. I limited myself to about an hour or so for the over painting.
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