I found these prints on Etsy and fell in love with them:
This is exactly the type of theme I want for our nursery!
I am actually over the whole chevron (the background pattern) craze. It seems like everyone has something chevron and I hate being trendy. I feel like trends can date you, so I knew I didn’t want the background to be chevron.
I took one look at these and thought, “I could do that”. Then I decided I needed a Cricut. Well, my hubby didn’t agree that I needed a Cricut for the project, so I had to figure out another way to do this!
Turns out it was pretty easy. These are my finished products:
I made all three of these for a total of $12!
Here is how I did it:
1. Modge Podge an 8 x 10 canvas and add a piece of scrapbooking paper to it. Be careful to lay it really flat.
2. My Modge Podge always makes paper wrinkly so I decided to put some heavy books on top to help it dry flat.
3. Print out a silhouette outline on card stock and carefully cut it out. I forgot to take a pic of this step (sorry).
4. Paint your silhouette.
We had so much paint left over from the room so I used the same paint.
5. Once the silhouette dries, modge podge it to your scrapbook paper. Also, fold the edged of the scrapbook paper like you would wrap a present. Once again, I didn’t take a picture of this, but it folded pretty easily.
For the middle picture, I did the same thing, but with no scrapbook paper. I just printed out a picture I liked on picture paper and then modge podged it on the canvas. But I painted the edge so I wouldn’t have to wrap it.
Next time I think I might buy a cheap frame and just frame the prints since the modge podge makes them wrinkly, but overall this was pretty fun and cheap.
I really enjoyed making these and adding a special touch to my nursery. I don’t think they will stand the test of time and it won’t be something he can keep forever, but it does add a special touch to the room for now!