DIY Nursery Art
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- A single white word on a colored canvas can make a big statement. A blank canvas, a small tube of craft paint, a brush or roller, and a set of large alphabet stickers and you’re all set. Decide what you want your piece to say (love? baby? SLEEP?) and press the stickers securely on the canvas. Then paint the entire canvas – yup, directly over the sticker letters – and let dry. The next day, carefully peel off the stickers, leaving your white canvas word art ready to be hung in your nursery.
- Framed record albums work great alone, in pairs, or in a line or grid across an entire wall. Whether you prefer sentimental favorites, records for kids, album art that adheres to a theme, or just patterns and colors that look cool with the rest of your nursery decor, you can usually pick up used LPs for cheap at garage sales, estate sales, through online auction sites like eBay, and in your local music store’s dollar bin.
- For a quick project during your little one’s nap once s/he’s been home for a month or two, make some personal wall art by framing baby’s outgrown going-home outfit. Wash the outfit, mount it on some pretty paper with a whole lot of double-stick tape, put it in a shadowbox a few inches deep, and then hang it on your wall. Before long it will be a fun reminder of how much smaller your LO once was.