Monday, April 2, 2012

How-To: Baby Boy Wall Art

I've had a few people ask how I made the wall art that hangs behind baby W's crib and it is so easy, I thought I'd give a simple break down:

First off, I found three 12x12in frames at a thrift store, took them home and spray painted them all a metallic silver. I knew I wanted silver frames, but couldn't find square ones in the right size anywhere! Perfect solution = spray paint.

 From left to right:

  • I took the same fabric I used for the rocking chair and the pillow you see in this image and ironed fusible interfacing on the back to stiffen it up. Then I cut it out in a pattern of my liking and taped it to a 12x12 piece of navy blue scrapbook paper.
  • I found a sailboat print I loved on Etsy and recreated it with scrapbook paper. 
  • I took two pieces of scrapbook paper and cut zigzags out of one using my Chevron tutorial here. Then I taped the zigzags onto a navy blue piece of scrapbook paper. The W is a flat chip board letter I purchased at Hobby Lobby and spray painted cream.

This one was by far the easiest! I took one of the cards given to me at a baby shower, put it in a simple black frame and hot glued a piece of ribbon on the back as a hanger. The fabric behind the frame is the same painted fabric I showed you how to create in my Painted Tapestry tutorial.

So easy and super cheap. I spent a total of $10 on all of the frames, spray paint and paper for all of the art.

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