make this | starry constellation art

A few weeks ago when I shared our little sneak attack bedroom makeover, you might have noticed one of the frames above our bed was basically just a blank sheet of blue paper. I knew I wanted to create some sort of DIY art for the frame, but I wasn’t sure what. After combing through my diy art board on pinterest and still not finding quite what I was looking for, it hit me. Stars!starry-constellation-art-promo

Not only is space the most mind-blowing and awesome thing but stars are also pretty and perfectly suitable for bedroom art. I decided to use the big dipper for inspiration and create some sleep-inducing (in the good way!!) constellation art with just blue card stock and metallic gold paint. With so little paint, it took about five whole minutes from start to sticking that bad boy in a frame and hanging it in our boudoir.

Here’s how you can make your own!


The thing that really makes this project for me, is using the pencil for teeny-tiny background stars. I just put them on the paper with no pattern in mind so they looked random. The little flecks of gold still let the obvious shape of the constellation stand out, but fill in the space all nice and pretty. I also used the same metallic paint that I used to revamp the frame this art is in, so the metallic shades don’t clash. starry-constellation-art-15

And here it is above our bed. The glare from the glass makes it a little tough to get the full effect, but it is a perfect addition to our bedroom art. Plus, navy blue is a big player in this room with the curtains and art over the dresser, so it really brings the room full circle. And it was basically free; made from what I already had! You know that’s how I do it! starry-constellation-art-20

Now we can dream a little sweeter with sparkling stars over our heads. I also think this would be fun with other constellations, maybe your horoscope if you’re into that? Or just a random star pattern with a collection of the large and teeny-tiny “stars”.  Ooh! Or even write your name in the stars! That would be super adorable in a kid’s room! Yeah, I’m definitely filing this project under “awesome!”

What’s your favorite planet? Mine is probably Jupiter because it’s basically the guardian of our little solar system. If it wasn’t for Jupiter (and it’s massive size), we little earthlings would be a lot more vulnerable to flying space junk! Thanks, Jupiter!!

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4 Comments on "make this | starry constellation art"

  1. Lydia says:

    I love this project! Simple but really stunning! Perfect for bedroom art. Thanks for linking up at Much Ado About Monday…we featured you this week so be sure to stop by and grab a button! Can’t wait to see you again at Haven!

  2. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Create & Inspire!

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