Teen Room Redo, Wall Decor Idea

Mother daughter collaborative projects in Emma’s room are turning out to be a lot of fun, thanks to Pinterest.
For about $6, we created our own wall art based on some ideas we pulled together.

DIY Wall Decor Idea

DIY Wall Decor Idea

This is an easy project. Perfect for a 13 year old girl like Emma. Here’s how we did our version.
Teen Room

DIY Wall Decor

Craft paint and small paintbrush
Piece of scrap foam core or cardboard
Small round doilies
Cupcake liners
Yarn for pompoms
Pompom maker
Double stick tape
To Make:
Teen Room
1. If you want the thumbtacks a different color, stick them into the scrap foamcore or cardboard to make it easier to paint them. We painted ours a bright green, 2 quick coats and they were done.
Teen Room
2. We decided to add some pom poms to the centers of some of our flowery shapes, so we made a handful of small ones.
Teen Room
3. To make the doilies into flowers, I folded 4 doilies in half, then overlapped them in quarters. You can attach them to the wall with double stick tape, and then add either a pom pom or a thumbtack in the center.
DIY Wall Decor Idea
4. We started placing the cupcake baking liner “small flowers” in the area designated for this installation, then filled out and fanned from there, adding the doily “big flowers”, really just ad libbing as we went. I think the pom poms added some nice contrast, and we scattered those around and even addd some later on. In the end, I added the leftover thumb tacks plain, around the “branches”. This is on the wall above Emma’s bed, and we decided to keep it fairly tight because of the new bed she has coming soon.


  • erin

    July 12, 2012 at 5:43 am

    really?!? this is amazing, blair! you girls have been working hard.

  • knutty knitter

    July 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I like that idea……wonder what it would look like made in fabric cut into snowflakes….hmmmm… 🙂
    Might have to try a little something.
    viv in nz

  • di

    July 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

    wow- gorgeous idea for a girl’s room!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 12, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I figure this room will last her till college. 5 years? Don’t wanna think about it.

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 12, 2012 at 6:54 am

    That would be really lovely!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 12, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Thanks Di, and its easy to remove if their tastes change.

  • emily

    July 12, 2012 at 8:41 am

    blair, this is awesome!

  • Little Big / Carrie Anne

    July 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

    This is FANTASTIC. I think it’s so special to find a project like this to do with a teen.

  • meg

    July 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

    super awesome!!!!

  • Molly

    July 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Ditto Meg. Ditto Erin. Man, this is one sweet install. What IS it about 3-D that adds so much to a wall?
    Rock on, you two!!

  • Larissa

    July 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Awesome! Looks oh so time consuming – but totally worth it!

  • Jenny

    July 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Your version is adorable—and, so funny, I recognize the source image! It’s from a local bakery called Lark Cakeshop that is a few blocks from my apartment! 🙂

  • Pummpkin

    July 13, 2012 at 2:51 am

    wow.. I’ll do this to my room for sure.. thanks for putting this on 😉

  • Helen

    July 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

    This is such a sweet idea, it adds so much impact but seems quite simple to do. The only thing is, in my house this would get very dusty

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks! I was pleased that we both liked it, and we actually worked together on it.

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks Meg!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Is it one of the reasons we love Anthropologie so much? 3D installations everywhere!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks Larissa, it definitely looks more time consuming than it actually was, really just took about 2 hours start to finish.

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks Helen, you could very easily clean this installation on occasion with a few blasts of compressed air.

  • Molly

    July 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    YES!  That is exactly it 🙂 

  • mari

    July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

    hi blair – how beautiful! you mentioned steampunk and i came across this page, that I thought you and Emma might like (although I bet you know of it) Jake von Slatt: http://steampunkworkshop.com/ and this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=steampunk and http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Steampunk/

  • Dee

    August 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Blair, I was looking for inspiration for an empty wall, googled ‘diy art installation’ and landed here! It looks fantastic. Beautiful work!

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Hey, that’s cool! And thank you!

  • joy

    August 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Pinning this for my 13 year old to see 😀 She’ll love it!

  • Mike

    October 10, 2012 at 7:37 am

    When I was little me and my mom made mugs at a poetry place. I think that any family can benefit from doing art together. It’s a great way to bond and express yourself.

  • recruitment career

    November 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    This rocks! Love the idea it’s really an incredible design.

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