From: The Sun
A THRIFTY mum has revealed how she made a Lego-inspired feature wall for her son – just by using coloured pieces of A4 paper.
She explained her son loved playing with the toy bricks and had his very own Lego corner in his room.
But it was in need of a refresh so she shopped around for Lego murals – and wasn’t impressed with the £50 price tag.
Instead she decided to recreate the look herself – at a fraction of the cost.
She picked up packs of coloured A4 sheets of paper, and arranged them in a brick-effect on the wall, mimicking pieces of Lego.
She said: “So, my son’s Lego corner needed revamping, but with the price of Lego self-adhesive mural feature wall being in excess of £50 for the area I wanted to cover, I decided to improvise by using A4 sheets of coloured paper.
“Not finished, but looking good so far.
“(Somebody out there has probably done a better job, or used better materials no doubt) but my son is really happy, and that is all that matters.”
The DIY-savvy mum shared her handiwork to Facebook group DIY On A Budget, where it’s racked up hundreds of likes.
Fellow mums are impressed with her idea, and are keen to copy it for their own kids.
Commenting on the post, one parent said: “That’s a mint
idea! Wish I’d seen this before I’d just decorated my kids’ room.”
Someone else wrote: “What a great, inexpensive idea. Brilliant.”
A third said: “Looks amazing. Your son is a really lucky boy.”
While this person added: “That’s such a good idea!! Might have to try this.”
And somebody else suggested: “That’s a great idea, to make it last longer I would varnish over it with clear varnish u can wipe it down as well I just roller it on, I have used Wilkos mat varnish and I have to say it’s great.”