The thing about paint…you can always paint over it.

That’s what I told myself as I started this project. Especially since my plan was to hand paint a design on the wall, and I am 100% NOT an artist.

A little Pinterest searching and I stumbled on a tutorial on how to trace a design on the wall (using a cardboard cut out) and tracing the penciled lines with paint. Since I had a box, a pencil and some paint – this project was 100% FREE.


Here are the steps in a nutshell:

  1. Trace a pattern on a box (I used an Amazon box) and cut it out
  2. Trace your cutout onto the wall
  3. Scoot it over about a 1/2 inch and trace it again
  4. Repeat step 3 over… and over… and over
  5. Use a paintbrush to trace over the penciled lines (focusing on the inside of the template)


Ps. The original Pinterest search brought me here: Jones Design Company.



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