DIY Dot Wall

March 1, 2012 | DIY

Have you ever had the overwhelming urge to put spots on one of your walls? I have! And one of these days, I’m going to buy a house so I can completely fulfill the dream of putting up spotty wallpaper.

However while we’re still renting (and are too lazy to repaint when we leave), I’ve had to come up with a more temporary solution. As per many things in my life, Washi Tape came to my rescue!

I remembered I’d seen an awesome DIY by Ez on Creature Comforts using this technique, so thought I’d try it for wall stickers. It’s so easy and you can make whatever shape you want!

You’ll need:
– Washi Tape
– Scissors
– Non-stick baking paper
– Pencil
– Something to trace around

Step 1: Cut off some baking paper in the size you need and lay it flat on a table. Take your washi tape and start sticking strips from top to bottom, overlapping slightly.

Step 2: Once you’ve got enough tape down, turn the paper over and trace around your object. I used a paint pot.

Step 3: Cut your shape out

Step 4: When you’re ready to stick it onto your wall, carefully peel off the baking paper, and stick away! Be careful though – I found once I’d stuck it down it was hard to move it without separating the layers of tape. It shouldn’t remove any paint (or at least, it hasn’t in my experience), but just be sure you’re sticking it in the right spot to avoid having to move it. Have fun!


  1. What a great idea! Love the look.

  2. This is great!

    I never knew how much I wanted giant colourful dots on my wall until I saw this!


  3. what a great idea!! I am looking for a way to spruce up my little office- this would be perfect!

  4. Love it, have been wanting to use that technique so a great use :) I may have to do some hearts!

  5. I love it! What a great idea – love your colour combo – great blog!

  6. I really love it! I like the color combinations you’ve done :)

    I know what you mean by wanting dots on the wall. I did one polka dot on my room last year, you can check it out here:

  7. Beautiful project! I love it!


    • ffadmin

      Oh thanks guys! I’m so glad you like it :)
      Fantastic idea using photos Marta! Your wall looks amazing!

  8. This is amazing!
    On a related note… where can i find that screensaver!?

  9. LOVE this idea…! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Super cute! I was wondering if you remember where you downloaded your clock screensaver from? I had it on my work computer for awhile and loved it but then they switched my computer and I can’t find it anywhere!

  11. Love this idea. I’m so going to try it out :)

  12. ffadmin

    Thanks for all the love guys!! Makes me really happy to know you like my dotty wall :)
    For anyone who asked, I got the clock screensaver here:

  13. Thanks so much for the screensaver link!

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  17. LOVE!

    I featured your DIY on my polka dot DIY trend blog post today!


  18. Hii

    Grace a ton DIY jai réussi a arrangé un mur tout pourris donc merci merci !

    Et puis trop cool ton blog


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    I love your space! I am searching for a white lamp like yours, wondering if you remembered where you got it???

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  46. Rono

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    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Jackline Rono

  47. How fun to do these and be able to change the colors when you want. I am sharing this on Pinterest.