May 10, 2018  

DIY Temporary Wallpaper For The Nursery

Wallpaper is making a comeback these days but have you looked at the cost of wallpaper lately? Let me show you how to make DIY temporary wallpaper that is removable AND affordable. I used this technique to create the cutest DIY wallpaper for our nursery and it was surprisingly easy to do!


I’ve been slowly adding decorative touches to the nursery and have a fun DIY temporary wallpaper tutorial to share today! Whether you are decorating a nursery or have another spot in the house that could use a hit of color or pattern, this is an easy, affordable DIY wallpaper project with big impact.

Like I shared in this post about our colorful baby girl’s nursery, my vision for her nursery décor is a bright white room with pops of color. We started by painting the walls white and moving in neutral furniture which gave me a blank slate to work with. It’s been so fun to add DIY projects that introduce a lot of vibrant jewel tone colors!

I promise this DIY temporary wallpaper project is super easy and relatively quick to complete. All you need is a Cricut or Silhouette machine and a few rolls of adhesive vinyl. Let me show you how it’s done!

Here’s a quick video of the project! Then scroll down for the full tutorial.


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Supply List


1. Prep The Wall

Paint the wall whatever color you want to have as your background. I stuck with a crisp white so the colorful vinyl would really pop.


2. Select Your Design

Next, select a design for your temporary wallpaper. I downloaded the Baby Elephant (Design #109231) from the Silhouette Studio for 99¢. Then used my Silhouette’s design software to set up my design for cutting, squeezing as many elephants as I could fit. Then I simply cut them out with my Silhouette machine and, voila I had super cute wall decals for a small fraction of the cost of pretty wallpaper.


3. Apply Vinyl Decals To The Wall

Finally, start sticking your vinyl shapes to the wall. To make this project super easy, I chose to place them randomly rather than try to measure out some sort of pattern. The nice part about this temporary wallpaper project is that you’re working with small pieces of sticky vinyl rather than huge sheets of wallpaper. The small decals are very manageable and I was able to peel them off the wall and restick them if I needed. My randomness worked so well that several people have asked me how I managed to arrange them so evenly!


There are only three steps to this project because it’s super easy! I’ve received so many compliments on the adorable elephant “wallpaper” in Chloe’s nursery and people are always shocked to learn it was a simple DIY project.


A cutting machine is an investment but I totally think they’re worth it. Just one DIY wallpaper project alone would save you enough money to justify buying one! And I’ve made so many really cool crafts, home decor and gifts with my Silhouette that it’s become one of my favorite DIY tools.

Here are some other projects I’ve made with my cutting machine:

I hope my cute elephants in the nursery inspire you to create your own one-of-a-kind DIY temporary wallpaper somewhere in your home. The sky is the limit with this project!

Want to see more of the nursery? It’s still in progress, but here are a few posts you may enjoy!

Have a great day!





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