DIY Pixelated Art For Nursery Room Decor
When we moved into our new house, I found a box full of colour charts from Resene, Dulux, Wattyl, Valspar and more. You name it I had them all. I collected colour charts whenever I saw them at the stores. Yep it is an interior designer's hoarder syndrome if you ask me.
My husband kept telling me to get rid of them to make spaces. But I thought what if I can turn these colour charts into something cool and interesting. So I began to make pixelated art out of them. It is super easy to do and can look really amazing on your wall or dresser.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make one for a nursery room decor. So run to your nearest Mitre 10 and grab a bunch of colour charts.
You'll need :
- Cutting board
- A4 size picture frame
- Glue stick
- Craft knife
- A3 size, medium weight white paper
- Selection of colour charts (I prefer these ones from Resene as the sizes are just perfect)
1. Use craft knife to cut the piece of white paper into an A4 size that should fit the back panel of picture frame. Don't throw away the spare paper, you need it in the last step.
2. Use pencil to mark an outline guide for the pixelated pieces. This particular colour charts from Resene have the width of 2.5cm so each piece will be 2.5x 2.5 cm. So there should be an allowance of 1.75 cm for each vertical margin and 2.25cm for each horizontal margin.
If you're planning to use a larger piece of paper, make sure you do your math first before draw of cut anything.
3. Now this is the fun part (not), cutting up all the square pieces which should be 2.5 x 2.5cm. I like to use craft knife for precision but if you're lazy it's quicker to use a scissors.
4. You should end up with a pile of square pieces like this. It's good to pick a variety of different colours from light do dark to create that contrast.
5. Glue all the square pieces one by one. Use ruler to guide for better alignment. Mine had a heart in the middle but you can literally do anything as you desire. Let your creativity run wild.
6. Once you finish gluing all the pieces, take your spare paper from step 1 and cut out the middle bit to create a frame that should fit on top of your pixelated art. This will help to clean up untidy side lines. Assemble this into the picture frame.
I did not kid you when I said this is super easy to do. Because it really is. This would be a fun project to do with your kids which should keep them occupy for a few hours. It also would make great birthday or baby shower gifts. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. And don't forget to subscribe if you'd like to get updates on tutorials like this.