DIY Chalkboard Robot Decals Mural

Boy's Robot Themed Bedroom- DIY Chalkboard Robot Town Decals Mural

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I remember moving into our last home. It was brand new, the walls were white and sparkling, the carpet brand new, it had that new home smell. Everywhere I looked I saw a blank canvas. Within a month I was pregnant and I eagerly started planning the baby room. It had a jungle theme, perfect for a boy or a girl. An artist friend came over and painstakingly drew large, adorable, jungle animals on the wall with pencil. A team of us spent the afternoon “coloring” them in with paint. While painting,  I day dreamed about the baby that would sleep in that crib and gaze up at those walls. 

In reality, my daughter ended up co-sleeping with us until she was 2 years old, and went straight from our bed to a toddler bed… but it’s fun to daydream when you’re pregnant. 

When I was pregnant with my son, we decided that we needed more space and we upgraded from our small, brand new townhouse, to a bigger, 25 year old townhouse. No blank canvas in this space. Everywhere I looked there were the previous owners paint choices, dents, dings and stains.

We moved into our “new” home 1 week before my due date. To say that the nursery wasn’t a priority is an understatement. My poor son’s room has been at the very bottom of my “to do” list. Like his sister, he co-slept with us for his first 2 years. We are lucky enough to have a playroom in our house and so my son’s room has basically been a place for him to lay his head at night and store his clothes. 1 part guest room/ 1 part boy’s room. 

My daughter, Bean’s room, is 100% her own. She has photos, drawings and memorabilia covering almost every single square inch of wall space in her room. Now that Turtle is getting a bit older, I can see that he finds Bean’s room more interesting than his own… so I decided it was time to do something about it. 

Like most boys, Turtle loves robots, superheroes, cars and trucks. I’ve had a robot theme in mind for his bedroom for some time, and was looking for the perfect excuse to make time to turn some of the ideas into reality. 

In October, while attending Blog Podium, I was introduced to DC-Fix, an incredible line of self adhesive materials that can be used to transform your home, and just about everything within it that has a smooth surface. I stood at their booth, lusting over their collections. 

DC-Fix has self adhesive faux wood and marble that would be AMAZING for resurfacing tables, countertops or to use for photo backdrops! They have self adhesive and static cling glass finishes that can be put on any window, mirror or piece of glass to add texture, visual interest or privacy (my mind is spinning with ideas for their stained glass rolls.) I’m also crazy for their decor line of self adhesives that would be wonderful for a number of home decor projects including recovering the fronts of drawers or the back of a bookshelf. 

As I was standing at the booth, I started thinking of all the great projects you could make with their product using the Cricut, including making a Robot Town Wall with their chalkboard adhesive for Turtle’s room! 

And so I decided to do just that! Read on to learn how I transformed Turtle’s room with a 5 foot by 3 foot chalkboard mural made up of robot decals and how you can make one too! Plus enter to win our AWESOME GIVEAWAY from DC-Fix and Cricut!

Cutest boys room idea ever! How adorable is this chalkboard robot town mural. I love these DIY decals!

Boy’s Robot Themed Bedroom- DIY Chalkboard Robot Decals Mural

Materials:

-2 Rolls DC Fix Chalkboard (Find it here)

-1 Cricut Explore (Find it here

-1 (or more) 12×24″ Cricut cutting mat (Find it here

-Robot Town Cut File (Find it here)

-Cricut Design Space Subscription (Find it here, alternatively each element of the design is available to purchase from Cricut without a subscription.) 

-Optional: I wanted to add a few pops of color by doing the cars and rockets in different colors. I used Cricut vinyl for those pieces. (Find it here.)

Directions:

Crystal from Hello Creative Family designed this adorable Robot Town Cut File for the Cricut Explore to make a mural for her son's bedroom wall. Check out the final results!

1. Open my Robot Town Cut File in Cricut Design Space. The file has been sized for a mural that measures approximately 5 feet long and 3 feet tall. (With the way I spaced it on the wall the end mural was 5 feet 7 inches wide by 3 feet 7 inches tall.) The tallest building is 20 inches tall. Resize as necessary. 

2. Cut your rolls of DC Fix chalkboard so that they are 12 inches wide (so they fit on your Cricut cutting mat.) 

3. Using a piece you trimmed off, do a sample cut to see what setting you need to cut on. I skipped this step and cut it on the vinyl setting. The chalkboard is thicker than vinyl and proved challenging (but not impossible) to weed. I think next time I’d set it to a deeper cut like Iron On+. 

4. Stick the DC Fix Chalkboard to your 12×24 inch cutting mat. I didn’t cut my roll of chalkboard. Instead I left the leftover part of the roll hanging off of the mat and cut after the machine was done cutting to get the most out of each roll. 

5. Cut out all of your pieces.

6. Weed your pieces removing all parts of the chalkboard/vinyl that won’t be stuck to the wall. (This part is time intensive, so turn on Netflix, find a good movie, and settle in for awhile). 

7. Install! DC-Fix is really easy to work with. Because it’s so thick I was able to position it without any transfer tape. I think my favorite thing about the product is that it’s re-positionable. The first time I laid down the road, it was slightly crooked and I was easily able to peel it up and lay it down again. I also didn’t like my building spacing so I peeled it back up and re-positioned. Step back and admire your adorable robot decals!

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8. Before setting your little one loose on the chalkboard mural, cure your chalkboard. I didn’t notice this in the DC-Fix instructions (though The Hubs claims I don’t read directions), but I think it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to chalkboard surfaces. Cure your chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over the mural and then wipe it away with a cloth. 

9. Set your little ones loose and watch the fun that ensues!

Hello Creative Family's DIY Chalkboard Robot Town Decals Mural looks like it would be so much fun for kids to play with! Perfect for a little boy's room!

Did Turtle like his new bedroom design and his adorable robot decals???

What do you think?

This robot town wall looks like too much fun for little boys! What a great idea for a boy's room!

Giveaway Alert!

Want to make a DIY Chalkboard Robot Decals of your own? We have a great prize pack for you! DC-Fix is giving one reader 2 rolls of DC-Fix Chalkboard and Cricut is giving that reader a 1 year subscription to Cricut Design Space! Enter below for your chance to win!

Have a little boy who loves Robots? Check out our matching Robot Wall Art! 

10 Minute DIY Customized Wall Art For A Boy Room

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Tell us… What theme is your child’s bedroom and what kind of decals would you make if you won?

Disclosure: Thank you for DC Fix for working with us on this project. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.

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'DIY Chalkboard Robot Decals Mural' have 51 comments

  1. January 27, 2016 @ 1:32 pm Cheryl M

    Granddaughter’s room is all about princesses. We would be making wands, slippers, and frog decals.

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  2. January 27, 2016 @ 1:37 pm kathy downey

    Butterflies are the theme in my grandchild’s bedroom and the decals we would make if i won is garden

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  3. January 27, 2016 @ 2:53 pm Bibiana

    My daughter wants her room with mermaids and my son’s with trains :) I love your work!!! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  4. January 27, 2016 @ 4:16 pm Michaela

    my little one is transitioning from a fairy garden theme to a rock star theme, so I think we would make some neat sheet music decals that she could write her songs with!

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  5. January 27, 2016 @ 4:24 pm Rio

    I love this! I have a 3 year old son and I would do a dinosaur city! My son watches Dinosaur Train and he talks about the dinosaur big city all the time, maybe add some printable vinyl Lightning Mcqueens in there as well!

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  6. January 27, 2016 @ 4:28 pm Theresa

    Thank you for this great tutorial. We haven’t decided on the theme yet but I just showed this to my 6 year old and she has come up with several different ideas already. Lol

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  7. January 27, 2016 @ 4:36 pm Sunshine

    My sons’ room is all sports. I would do maybe a small baseball diamond and some balls.

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  8. January 27, 2016 @ 4:43 pm Ann

    I would do a Barbie theme for myself lol or I guess I could give in & do something for the grandkids :) You did such a fantastic job.

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  9. January 27, 2016 @ 4:54 pm Dave

    Will decorate my classroom in robot theme.

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  10. January 27, 2016 @ 5:25 pm Misti

    Love love love this!! My son is 17 and I still theme his room. He is a musician, so everything music!!!

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  11. January 27, 2016 @ 7:29 pm Linda Fabian

    Just learning to use my Cricut. Finally recieved my lung transplant 10 months ago, so hadn’t done much for a few years. I am so excited to play with it again. I would love to do my Grandaughter a princess room theme. she lives with 3 older brothers. But she is also the only Grandaughter.

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  12. January 27, 2016 @ 7:45 pm Renee

    My daughter’s room is flower themed with a dash of Frozen. I would love to cut some flowers to go all over her dresser and bookshelf.

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  13. January 27, 2016 @ 8:14 pm Jen

    This is such a creative idea!!I My grandchildren would truly enjoy this!

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  14. January 27, 2016 @ 9:01 pm Michelle Clayton

    My soon to be 9 yo daughter wants to make her room a Paris theme. We are considering a mural on the wall of the Eiffel Tower.

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  15. January 27, 2016 @ 11:01 pm Chris

    That would be my Grandson who loves cars and Monster trucks.

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  16. January 27, 2016 @ 11:49 pm Barbara

    If I won, I would do trains for my grandson’s room!!

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  17. January 28, 2016 @ 2:32 am Bethel

    Not quite a child’s room for 9 more weeks (due April 5), but our little girl’s nursery is Fern Gully/rainforest themed. I’d make decals of trees, flowers, and rainforest creatures!

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  18. January 28, 2016 @ 5:54 am Heidi

    Love this idea! My kiddos’ just moved to a shared room, and so far the theme is green. They have a few monkeys, but it’s more left over from the infant days. My boys are into airplanes and trucks- I would make a transportation themed wall- so your design totally gets me inspired!!

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  19. January 28, 2016 @ 8:21 am Denise

    My child has a Star Wars and Lego themed room and I would like to make a x wing fighter for the wall.

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  20. January 28, 2016 @ 7:42 pm Cin

    Cute, my son like SU football and basketball

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  21. January 29, 2016 @ 5:57 pm Erinn Lishman

    I have three little girls, but we really don’t have a theme for any of their bedrooms! We keep things pretty white, with girly accents, so it would be interesting to see what they would pick if I did win this!

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  22. February 1, 2016 @ 1:49 pm andrea amy

    my kids don’t have a theme in their bedroom but they like minecraft and vehicles

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  23. February 1, 2016 @ 4:02 pm Bailey Dexter

    My grandson’s room is in rainbows, but My daughter is due in March for a little girl. They have not decided yet, as what is going in there. But I bet it will be in the pinks and sparkles LOL

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  24. February 2, 2016 @ 4:43 am Julie Bolduc

    Cars it’s all about cars for my nephew so I would go with car theme

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  25. February 2, 2016 @ 9:25 am Leslie Crosbie

    My daughters room is decorated with Butterflies & Flowers!!

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  26. February 2, 2016 @ 12:45 pm Darlene Sullins

    My girls don’t really have a theme at the moment but they would probably like something with animals and castles!

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  27. February 2, 2016 @ 2:16 pm Gillian Morgan

    Sophie’s room theme is princesses. I would attempt to make a castle.

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  28. February 2, 2016 @ 3:24 pm lorna

    my son is sports theme, my daughter is princess theme

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  29. February 2, 2016 @ 4:33 pm jeremy mclaughlin

    My son room is a sports theme, so maybe try something with baseball

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  30. February 2, 2016 @ 5:42 pm Lorraine B

    This would be great for my grandsons when they visit. I would put cars , robots, and spaceships all over the walls. Thank you.

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  31. February 2, 2016 @ 6:25 pm Jessica M walker

    My youngest room is car themed

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  32. February 2, 2016 @ 6:45 pm Robyn Bellefleur

    Not much of a theme going on, but I’m sure if it was anything to do with Minecraft or robots, the decals would be a hit in our house.

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  33. February 2, 2016 @ 9:00 pm Eliz T

    No theme yet, but definitely cute animals in the future!

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  34. February 3, 2016 @ 11:37 am Morgan Stewart

    I would do a Paris theme for my room!

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  35. February 3, 2016 @ 1:09 pm Tammy Dalley

    we dont really have a theme but we would love some pirates and boats

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  36. February 3, 2016 @ 6:02 pm chris lee

    we haven’t quite decided the theme yet . I love your creative ideas

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  37. February 3, 2016 @ 11:26 pm missbobloblaw

    We are all about cars right now, so I can see us doing a cool road as well!

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  38. February 5, 2016 @ 8:38 pm Carey Hurst

    My little guy has a minion / spiderman theme , but he has switched to Dinosaurs so I would create that fpr him we are in the midst of changeover so this would be awesome . Thank you for giveaway .
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  39. February 6, 2016 @ 8:44 pm Jonnie

    My son has a space themed room so I would cut out some planets and stars

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  40. February 7, 2016 @ 10:24 pm Sunshine H

    We are currently updating DD’s room, and I think ballerinas or unicorns is what we are going to end up with.

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  41. February 8, 2016 @ 2:50 am Michelle Ward

    My son’s bedroom is Pokémon. I would make some kind of Pokémon creature decals..

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  42. February 9, 2016 @ 6:39 pm Lisa bolduc

    E are switching my sons room over to a construction themed for his big boy room. I would prob do some cars

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  43. February 10, 2016 @ 2:09 pm Melody Barker

    Thee sky’s the limit with these great products

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  44. February 11, 2016 @ 11:38 am Ashley M

    We have a superhero theme for our son’s room!

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  45. February 12, 2016 @ 1:16 pm wobbles13

    Animal theme so it will probably be some animal shapes
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  46. February 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm Danielle Magee

    My daughters theme is Paris, therefore, I would make an Eiffel Tower.

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  47. February 13, 2016 @ 2:41 pm Caryn Coates

    My boys love their cars and trucks so I would probrably try a race track.

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  48. February 13, 2016 @ 10:16 pm Emilee Bond

    My daughters room is a princess room for sure! So we would make pretty much anything related to that: Crowns, Slippers, Wands, Sparkles, everything like that :) <3

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  49. February 14, 2016 @ 5:50 pm Sherry

    What a great idea for a kid’s room! My grandson would just love this. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.
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