Nursery Makeover: Part IX {Nursery Wall Art}


I was going to do teething guards for the crib rails, but opted to skip these for now because G hasn't  HERE  is a link to the ones I di...

diy nursery wall artI was going to do teething guards for the crib rails, but opted to skip these for now because G hasn't HERE is a link to the ones I did for the last set.
really tried to eat the rails and I don't want to waste fabric and time on an unnecessary project.

Instead I decided to show more on how I chose to decorate the nursery. Here's a picture of our nursery without any wall decoration. Sort of blank looking without it (however nice it looks).

Nursery Wall Art

I decided to make some silhouette wall art for the nursery. My friend Nena made some beautiful art for her daughter's nursery so I decided to follow her instructions.

  • Mod podge and a sponge brush
  • Thin sturdy foam board
  • Scrapbook paper (12x12)
  • Cardstock
1. Find coloring book pages online to print out onto the card stock. I found some cute woodland critters on these websites:
Print and cut them out.

2. Take your scrapbook paper and cut it down to fit on your foam board. Mine didn't fit the foam board exactly... my friend cut the foam board to fit the scrapbook paper, but I am not safe with sharp objects so I opted to cut two strips of black cardstock to border the blank edges.

3. Mod podge scrapbook paper on, then the strips for the sides, then your animal.

4. OPTIONAL: You can mod podge over it all, but I found my paper bubbled when I did it (see the bear version) so I opted not to do it to the rest of them.

5. Add twine or ribbon or something to hang them with. 

Wall Decals

To finish off the nursery, I bought a few wall decals here and there when I saw them on sale. I love wall decals. Of course, before I was motivated enough to get any pictures (my mother-in-law was nice enough to put them on for me right after K was born), G went and peeled parts of the decals off. Gah. Oh well. 

I found the tree online at and it took FOREVER to get here (I think it was over a month). It looks nice, but it took a long time to setup correctly on the wall- which if you have a toddler who then proceeds to pull off the decal is seriously annoying. It's not a decal you can peel off and put back on. 

To go with the tree, I wanted to add some pictures of family like in the picture. The tree comes with these frames for the pictures, but they're a wall decal that sticks over the photo. I wasn't a fan. Instead I used these Art Alternatives Canvas Panel (8 X 10) PACK OF 12 that I had left over to place photos on. I chose to do this because I didn't want glass frames hanging on the nursery wall, seeing my 2 year old is likely to want to take them down. These are light weight, but less likely to have fingers or other objects poke through like a normal canvas would... it's very thin so it'll sit close to the wall. Simple, cheap, and toddler-friendly!

I printed the photos on my Epson Expression XP-600 Printer in 4x6 or 5x7 photo paper. I spray painted the canvas panels because I decided I didn't want them to be white. I was going to use mod podge but instead I used spray adhesive to put the photos on. I just hot glued a soda can tab on the back to hang them from.

 how to make your own wall art for the nursery

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DIY Danielle: Nursery Makeover: Part IX {Nursery Wall Art}
Nursery Makeover: Part IX {Nursery Wall Art}
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