There are exactly two things about my daughter’s room that make it extra special: items from OUR childhood, and items that we made specially, just for her.
My personal favorites are the canvas “prints” hanging above her crib. These were easy and cheap to make, and the creative possibilities are endless.
I got the idea to make these when I stumbled on a few rolls of glitter duct tape on clearance. I bought them knowing I would use them for SOMETHING in her nursery (I mean, c’mon. Glitter. I had to. Clearly I had no choice in the matter. It’s my duty as a girl-mom). Shortly thereafter, I realized I had nothing to display above her crib yet, and creativity began to flow.
Ready to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:
- Canvas in size of your choice. I ALWAYS use coupons to get these for cheap at Michaels and scored a 3-pack for just a few dollars
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Glitter, colored, or patterned duct tape
- Acrylic paint in colors of your choice (I used soft pink and peach, which are the theme of Ellavie’s nursery)
The rest is fairly simple. Paint your canvas(es) and allow them to dry overnight.
Cut out stripes or patterns from your duct tape and stick onto your canvas. *In order to keep everything cohesive, I drew my shapes/lines on a paper bag and cut them out to use as a pattern on my duct tape. I also measured and marked with a pencil where each piece would lay on my canvas.
Note: I’ve noticed that when the temperature changes, the tape starts to bubble. If you don’t mind the finish, you can lightly brush your finished product with Mod Podge to keep everything in place.
Easy. Inexpensive. Gorgeous (in my not-so-humble opinion. Because I love these).
Enjoy your art!