Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nursery D.I.Y. - Wall Art

Well, I have searched high and low for the perfect "quirky" piece of art to go on the big, bare wall which Zane's changing table sets up against.  Not an easy task when I am an extremely picky pregnant person and also a bargain shopper!  I had many requirements to which this piece of art must meet!  First, it had to be big enough to hold its own on this wall!  Second, it had to go with my theme and colors and most importantly it needed to be within my budget! 

I had set on the theme of owls, they seem to be all the rage right now.  The colors of Zane's nursery are black, cream, and an apple green.  I didn't want the traditional blues or browns. And when it came to this piece of art, I decided the only way I was going to get what I wanted was to make it myself!  And that terrified me because I am my own worst critic!

Luckily for me, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law recently bought a Cricut.  This nifty little machine cuts out all sorts of designs, animals, letters, you name it!  I headed over to Hobby Lobby and bought several sheets of scrapbooking paper, felt, a large blank canvas (all on sale I might add) and some Mod Podge.  

My sister-in-law and I met at my house and got to work! First up - the owls!  She bought a cartridge that had many to choose from and I would pick the paper I thought would make the cutest owls.  That took some trial and error but we finally got it right!  Over the next couple days I sat at the dining room table experimenting with fonts and their size and all the little "extras" that would go on my creation.  I decided this canvas could not stay white since the wall was a light cream color.  I chose a light blue/grey color and got that sucker painted! ( hubby got that sucker painted).  After I got all the owls and extras cut out along with the letters I went to decoupaging everything on my painted canvas.  I also wanted a little depth and dimension to my work of art so I opted for button eyes on the owls and felt beaks and clouds.  All this combined I thought would give me the quirkiness I envisioned!  See what you think??


  1. I am completely impressed! I can't wait to see it in person! Great job!

  2. I always knew you were talented and creative, but WOW!!! Everything is coming together so cute, now all we need is our little man!

  3. I love this! The owls are so cute! I love the idea of your color scheme.
    I found your blog off of the Spearmint Baby blog hop and I'm so glad I did!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    This is adorable! I have a bird phobia but I'm really liking this cute little owls that are popping up!!

  5. I love owls so much - I will never tire of them! Great canvas. :D

  6. Just stumbled on your blog and LOVE this print. You did an excellent job!!!

  7. So cute!!! I am so impressed, y'all did an amazing job! Nursery Wall Art


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