Good Monday morning (well afternoon now) friends. I was busy busy this weekend, the creative juices were flowing! I decided to work on something new for my daughter’s room. She’s 2 and I haven’t touched her room since before she was born. I do love it, its pink and green with touches of brown.
This was a 9 month creative journey on its own. (The tiny little closet on the other side is an organization marvel, but that’s for another day), but I feel like refreshing it. On to a new piece. I really want to incorporate gray into her room, maybe even re-paint who knows. I’ll start small.
So I made this….
Super cute right?! I got the idea here, a graphic print that I love. But wanted to make something with my own 2 hands and use supplies I had on hand. So here’s what I did.
I started with a 5×7 artists canvas
12×12 piece of patterned paper
Pair of Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Off we go. I wrapped my canvas in paper, just like a present. Then got to work on my design.
I played around with the letter shape and button placement on a piece of scrap paper then cut it out and traced it onto the canvas. I did not trace the whole thing, just the important boundaries, didn’t want pencil marks to show up.
Then I started gluing. I like the layered look and it helps fill in some gaps.
When I was satisfied with my design I used a heat gun ( you can use a blow dryer on low) to remove the hot glue strings. Jut heat it up and gently wipe them away.
Then I attached 2 pieces of ribbon to the back with hot glue and tied a pretty bow to use as a hanger.
I think I might do a couple of these, maybe try a pink elephant on the same paper. I feel a new bedroom theme coming together here :)
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Wednesday 6th of February 2013
What a CUTE bedroom. I am itching to work on my daughters room. I love the button letter. I've wanted to do a craft with buttons for awhile. I only have a small supply though. This is super cute. Elephants is the theme I did when my daughter was baby. I still have tons of elephant things for when we do her room. We did pink elephants, I painted some on different canvases. Love elephants!