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A really simple mural to make a plain wall pretty!
A couple of tester paint pots and an afternoon was all it took to add some prettiness to a plain wall

Posted by Julie from Sum of their Stories from Coventry, England, United Kingdom • Published See Julie from Sum of their Stories's 13 projects »
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  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Simple Cross Stitch Mural - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose a really simple cross stitch design to fit on the wall space you want to decorate. There are some you can copy on my blog (link at the bottom), or you can design your own, or just look online.
    Each cross will be 2" so count how many square in your chosen design, times by 2 and that's how many inches the design will be - will it fit?
    Once you've chosen your design, find and mark lightly in pencil a large cross on the wall centrally where you want the design to go. Use a spirt level and metre stick to help you.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Simple Cross Stitch Mural - Step 2
    Step 2

    Transfer the cross stitch design onto the wall starting in the centre. Make a 2" square window template on scrap paper to help you keep the crosses even

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Simple Cross Stitch Mural - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the paint from the tester pots and a medium paintbrush paint the crosses on following the cross stitch chart.

  • How to make wallpaper / a wall painting. Simple Cross Stitch Mural - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once the design is dry, rub out any visible pencil lines and admire your beautiful mural!

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js-m crafts
js-m crafts · Newry, Northern Ireland, GB · 19 projects
Thanks for such a pretty project, love it.

Julie from Sum of their Stories
Julie from Sum of their Stories · Coventry, England, GB · 21 projects
It was loads of fun and a Mother/daughter project to do together!
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