When I first heard about the 3M Mobile Projector, something didn’t quite click in my head. Even though the name clearly says MOBILE, I still thought it would be close to the size of a normal projector.
This thing is tiny.
That’s your standard iPhone 4 on the left. The projector is the white device on the right. See what I mean? It’s barely bigger than the phone!
Plus, it does cool stuff, like projects what’s on your phone screen onto almost any surface. That’s how Levi and I wound up watching the Smurfs on the ceiling.
Seeing the Smurfs on my ceiling sparked a little creative inspiration. The photo I snapped above looks kind of like an outline. An outline is something you can trace. With the projector, I could put it on just about any surface…like a bedroom door.
If you’ve read my About page or checked out my front lawn décor, you know I have a thing for pirates. I’m not much of an artist, but with the 3M Mobile Projector, I didn’t have to be. In about 10 minutes, I had a super cute wall stencil added to Levi’s bedroom door.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
I used some craft paint, a paper plate as a palette, paintbrushes, an iPhone, and the 3M Mobile Projector.
Step 2: Project your image on the wall and get to work
This is the ridiculously easy part. All I had to do was Google an image to use, save it to my phone, connect the projector, turn it on, and voila! Instant stencil.
The next time I do this project, I will probably trace my stencil onto the wall right away, then do the painting. Levi kept trying to climb the ladder I was using as a tripod for the projector, and every time he bumped it, I had to move it back into place and get the image lined up all over again.
Step 3: Turn the projector off and admire your handiwork
For a quick 10 minute project, I think it turned out pretty cute. I plan to add some dragons or treasure chests or something fun like that down the road, along with Levi’s name. For my first attempt, I think it went pretty well and thanks to the 3M Mobile Projector, I didn’t have to mess with any crazy sticky cutouts or traditional stencils.
Have you ever tried wall stencils?
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of 3M and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.