Last updated on November 30th, 2018
Everyone thought I was insane when I told them I wanted to have polka dots in my office. But you know when you get an idea stuck in your head, and you just can’t let it go? I just knew I wanted to have polka dots from the day I moved into my house and I looked around for a few weeks at stencils, templates and other ideas until I finally realized I could make my own wall decals!
– Cricut Vinyl* (I used two Cricut Vinyl packages for my wall!)
– .75″ 3/4 Inch Hole Puncher*
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For this project, I used the Cricut vinyl in “Midnight” sold here.* I recommend the Cricut brand for any project. However, you can find other colors or patterns for the polka dot walls depending on what color scheme you’d like to do.
For this project, I used almost two packs of vinyl for one wall in my room (108 x 140 inches). The vinyl comes in 12″ x 24″ packs so you may need to measure and do a bit of math in order to avoid multiple trips or purchases!
First, I laid out the vinyl on the floor with the color facing down. The vinyl can be kind of hard to cut through (especially if you are using a cheaper hole puncher like me!) so make sure that you press down with some force for accurate, sharp cuts. Next, just cut out the entire section you hole punched and start over again. Yes, this process is VERY tedious. My recommendation? Put on Netflix and start watching your favorite show to get through it quickly and painlessly! Finally, place the decals you just made on your wall! Now I’ll be honest, I didn’t really use anything to measure the polka dots. I totally eyeballed the spacing for the polka dots. They usually come out pretty well as long as you space them out. BUT, there is nothing wrong with pulling out the old ruler if you’d feel safer going that route.
Tada! This is the finished product. In case you are wondering, I also purchased the Ikea shelves found here and spray painted them gold. We also painted the office Princess Ivory by Behr #300C-1 for a neutral girly look. It was pretty simple.