Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First "nursery" Project!

So I am trying to get a few new things together for the "Nursery/Shared Room" for the kiddos! 

And when I saw this a few weeks ago I thought holy that's cute!

These are from dollarstorecrafts.com
I love Dollar Store Crafts.... cause well I love the dollar store!

So after I thought holy that's cute I thought I wonder what I could do with this.... and then this came out...

I am in love with them!

Here is how I did them... 
(unfortunately I was so excited while making them that I forgot to take pictures...)

First I cut down a cardboard box... shocking for me I know... 
I cut it to the size that I wanted (I cut four of them) and then I glued two of the sheets together with just white glue and I weighted them down with plates and vases... 
Next I painted them both white. 
Then I lightly sketched out each name and glued my crayons down over the sketched letters.
Personally I preferred to have them with the outside paper taken off and I cut them much smaller of course since I had more letters to make. 

Here is a close up of the letters....

For Max's I did all the letters in green, yellow, orange and blue... the colors I am using for his side of the room.

and for Delaney I used reds, purples and pinks. (the colors of one Strawberry Shortcake)
Then I used excess cardboard to make the frames, I did my best to make them a perfect mitered edge but clearly I didn't succeed, and at 9:30 after a long day with a very active girl I really didn't mind that it wasn't perfect. Then I just covered the cardboard with scrapbooking paper in coordinating colors... reddish for Delaney and orangeish for Max.

Here they are again... in full and a bit closer up!

I think they will look great against the green walls... Yup I am painting the walls green and I can't wait!

Make anything cute for your kids lately? 
I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I love your twist on that project! I'll feature it on DSC later this week!


  2. These are super cute! Bet they will look great hanging on your green walls! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. I saw that post on DSC craft and thought it was a cool idea too. Can't wait to see your crayon wall art on the new green walls.


  4. Those are such cute ideas! Please come and link up with Fun for Kids Friday. : )
    Heather @ www.localfunforkids.com

  5. Great idea. I like how you made this idea your own. Very cute!!

  6. That is so cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)

  7. Oh, cute. It makes me think of how much my toddler loves coloring with crayons; she would like this.

  8. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.. :) I love these frames.. So much fun with those bits of crayons found everywhere around the house! I also have a friday fun party starting thursday night weekly.. It would be nice to have you join in the party and you can also add the party button to your page for weekly reminder. :)


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