How to Paint a Wall Mural

This is a mural that I painted on a wall for a nursery.

I had my photographer friend take a photo of the page in this classic story book.
She then hooked her Mac up to her projector and placed the image reflection on the wall in the size we wanted.
I traced the photo image with a pencil.
(pencil sketch image from
I then painted the sweet image with craft paints to match the book. I used my shading techniques that I learned in art etc…  =)
The words were printed from my Cricut on sticky vinyl.

Look what else I did with

old photo
(if you like piknic – you’ll love ipiccy – thanks to Susan at Homeroad for the tip)

I loved reading this book to my babies…..
Now our book looks a lot like the image above.  =(

see more baby girl decor here
see a cute boys room with a tractor mural here
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Cindy Dy

Nice article love to read the whole new way of your writing this things. Shan


Definitely a great piece of work sharing of information is really fun, isn’t it? I’ll come back to read more of your

Clinton Hurlburt

Well done! The projector technique is brilliant, Holly! I think you have given DIY-ers the idea of how to create wall mural by themselves. I’m sure your babies love seeing those rabbits on your wall. It’d be really fun reading the classic book under this work of art. Clinton Hurlburt


That is so awesome! You are truly blessed and talented. I would love to learn how to do all this. I can't wait to go through some more of your blog.


I love this. So adorable. I have Ippicy on my list to try. I will have to move it to the top.Laura


Would not even attempt this but what a great talent you have!! Also, I really loved your post of the coffee antiqued urn. I am going to try this on my resin urns. I am so ready for spring. 🙂


Now that is just pure talent. I could never do something like this. Very cute!

Herballistic Garden

I have to copy this for my daughter to read….she's thinking wall mural on the new baby's bedroom wall and this is a wonderful tutorial. Thanks! xo wendy


This is precious Holly!

fiona anderson

Very clever – you've done a beautiful job !

All Things Chic 2

So sweet!!! You are a busy gal…Love what you do…Blessings Lori

Natalie, Cory, and Harper

Holly, great mural! As usual, loving your work. I'm very new to blogging and your site is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.I just added a post inspired by some of your work. Check it out!!Thanks, Natalie


That is so sweet, I could die!!! Great job.

Magnolia Cottage

I love this mural and quote…so adorable! I use piknic occasionally and they are closing in April so I will have to check out Thanks for the photo site suggestion. Have a wonderful day!Lisa

Gwen @ The Bold Abode

We say that to each other everyday…except we always try to one up each other and go farther…Mars…Jupiter…Neptune…I love it!


How sweet, I love this idea!~~Dorothy~~

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate

What a beautiful mural. You did an awesome job!Thanks for the tip on ipiccy!


I love this Holly! So very precious.Great work:) Deidre~


Thanks for the tip on ipiccy! I have been looking for a new photo site since picnik announced their closing. BTW love your site!