Last weekend I decided I wanted to make something to fill the wall in the staircase. I had seen online ways of displaying places you have lived or that were sentimental. Since we have moved a bunch, I thought that would be a meaningful thing to make. I had a pack of frames that had matting already, I went online and printed the maps for the different places we have lived and then cut them out with the same size heart.
In my craft room I wanted to add something to a wall that was empty and since we had these wooden plaques left over from another project I decided to stain them and then add some letters to start a feature wall.
To make some cheap wall decor for my sons room- I bought a 3 Pack of canvas’ and painted them with spray paint. I attached some pre-painted animals that you can find at any craft store in the wood crafts section. (There are all sorts of pre-painted figures- Robots, Trucks, Princess, Ballerina, Fish etc. -so you could do this for any theme)
I had a frame that the glass had broken in a move, but I still wanted to use it for something so I built a simple wall decor by using burlap and writing on it. I used a stencil for the initial “P”, placed it where I wanted it, and drew on the burlap with a permanent marker. For the writing below the Initial I just typed on the computer our names and date of when we got married in the font and size I wanted and printed it out.
When we found a handful of 4 leaf clovers in our front yard, I had to make something with them especially because some of them were huge! First thing I did was press them into a book so they would dry out and flatten. I laid them out flat in a thick book and closed it for a few days. When they were dry, I layered a couple pieces of scrap book paper using scrapbook glue and then I attached the shamrock on top. I placed each one in a frame and then arranged them in the hallway around a wall decal.
Our Master bedroom and bathroom is decorated with floral prints, and when I was looking to put something on the wall in the bathroom I decided to make a painting of a dandelion. I am not a great painter but I saw a print like this and thought it would be easy to replicate and it was.
I made this simple framed wall decor many years ago when my son was about a year old. I used a mixture of some scrapbook paper and card stock, traced our hands and then cut out the hands and glued them on top of each other. I used colors that would match my dinning room, but it could be used anywhere in the house. I added my daughters hand when she was born and added a color that would still work with our dinning room.
Like the typical nursery decor, I made a decoration for my kids when I was pregnant with them and once we had finally decided on a name. These are super easy and with all the different sizes of letters available at craft stores, the possibilities are endless!
When we bought our house, I needed to fill a lot of walls with decor and as I started looking around online I found a metal tree on a piece of reclaimed wood that I loved but didn’t love the price! I wasn’t about to pay 299 dollars for anything, especially to put on my wall above my couch.