September 6, 2011
When my daughter was born I wanted to go out and buy all of the cute nursery decor that you find at Babies R Us – but the cost of it was too much and it left alot to be desired, so instead I decided to make my own. I went to my local craft store and bought my own supplies and the whole thing cost me about 25$ total. This is what I used…
Pre-Painted Wood Cutouts
Hot Glue Gun
So all I did was paint my canvas in the color of choice. I let it dry and then I hot glue gunned my pre-painted wood cutouts (you can find these at your local craft stores). Because some of the butterflies werent the colors I wanted I used some paint to make them more personalized for my nursery theme. I hot glue gunned the wood to the canvas and hung on the wall. Simple.
I wanted a shelf hung over my daughter’s changing table so that I could place baby products on there and not have to worry about my 3 year old getting into them. I bought a simple unfinished shelf at Michael’s and painted it useing Valspar Spray Paint. I then found lady bug clothes pins in the dollar bins at JoAnns that I hot glue gunned under the shelf to accomodate hanging headbands, bibs or her outfit for the day. These decorative clothes pins are simple to make on your own though…just buy regular clothes pins (mine are mini ones) and more of those wonderful pre-painted wood peices and hot glue gun them right onto your clothes pin and then glue that right under your shelf. Ta-Da! It adds a personal touch to your shelf and it becomes multi-functional.