Thursday, June 23, 2011

DIY Nursery Art

This first idea I found here.
What you need:
Mod Podge
Card stock paper
Large wooden letter ($1.99 at Hobby Lobby)
Foam paint brush
Wooden frame
Staple gun
Hot glue gun (optional)

1)Cover the wooden letter in Mod Podge and press card stock onto it. Allow time to dry. 
2) Decorate your letter with ribbon or more card stock. I used a small piece of brown card stock and then topped it with manly looking ribbon. To attach the ribbon I used a hot glue gun. You can just use Mod Podge since it is glue, but my ribbon was a little heavy so I opted for hot glue.
3) Staple the wire on the insides of the frame. Allow enough room for your letter to hang. I had to staple wire at the bottom too because the T kept tilting to one side. The wire at the bottom helped keep it straight. 
4) Using your clothespin, hang your monogram!

The nursery is owl themed and going to be done in shades of navy, light blue, brown and tan with   a splash or two of yellow. 
I'm not sure if I'm going to end up using these birdhouses or not, but they were cheap and easy to make. 
What you need:
Wooden birdhouses (From JoAnn's for $1 each)
Acrylic paint ($.99 each at Hobby Lobby)
Mosaic Tiles (Hobby Lobby... not sure of price)
Paint brush
Hot glue gun
1) Paint with acrylic paint.
2) Using a hot glue gun, glue the mosaic tiles to the roof of the birdhouses 

For these next two projects, I got the template here.

What you need for the felt owl embroidery hoop:
Embroidery hoop
Two buttons of the same color and size
Acrylic paint
Felt in 4 different colors
Piece of fabric
Needle and thread
Template show above

Step 1) Paint the outer ring of the embroidery hoop. Allow time to dry.
Step 2) Place your fabric in the hoop and tighten.
Step 3) Cut out felt using the template from here.
Step 4) Sew the felt pieces together to make your owl.
Step 5) Sew onto the fabric and ta-da!

What you need for the owl hand print picture:
Acrylic paint
Foam paint brush
At least 4 different colors of card stock paper
Hole punch
Glue dots
Owl template shown above

Step 1) Cut out card stock using template found here. For the eyeballs I used a hole punch.
Step 2) Piece together on a  piece of card stock and secure using glue dots.
Step 3) Paint the hand of an itty bitty using the foam brush and acrylic paint.
Step 4) Gently press the painted hand down to make the wing of the owl.

You likey? 
XO! Jess


  1. We both love these new ones, Grandpa is blown away, as am I.