By Karla Mikkelson
- Measure off where you prefer each colored stripe begins and ends. Mark with short pencil ticks.
- In line with your penciled-in markings, run painter’s tape around the room in one long strip, handing it off to the next person, and so on. This is surprisingly simple with a couple people and a stool to stand on.
- Fill in the untaped areas with paint! Kids love the pride of helping with this part, and it’s as easy as coloring within the lines.
- Gather small round covers from cookware and storage containers.
- Trace around them with a pencil onto your wall in whatever pattern you wish.
- Use stiff, clean-edged brushes and inexpensive craft paint or leftover wall paint in your choice of colors to fill in the dots!
- Choose a standard corkboard.
- Paint it with leftover wall paint.
- Hook wide ribbon through the board’s hooks that were meant for the nails. Instead, add your nail a foot or so higher where it will be covered with the decorative ribbon.