Cheap and Easy Crafts
I am happy to share this cheap and easy DIY Nursery Art. I just had a baby and we are on a tight budget, but I still manage to find time and money to craft. Otherwise, I might go crazy! This project costs under 20$ and takes less than 30 min. to create.
Supplies Needed: patterned paper, card stock, frame, glue or Mod Podge, a pencil, a printer
Step One: Start by picking out cute printed papers from Michaels or Joann Crafts. If you want it to be REALLY cheap, recycle a pretty piece of wrapping paper or card from your baby shower. It will have sentimental value to boot!
Step Two: Pick a frame. I got these on clearance from a craft store and bought three matching ones, but you could visit your local thrift store to find some unique frames that will look cute mismatched. You could event paint your thrift finds with $1 craft paint to create a modern and uniform look.
Step Three: Decide which animal you would like to use. I just did a quick Google Search to find mine. Print out your images at the size you would like (and will fit in your frame.) You can print on card stock if you would like a more durable stencil. Use and Exacto knife to cut out the inside of the animal out to create a silhouette.
Step Four: Working from the back of your cute paper, trace the animal using a pencil. Cut out your animal.
Step Five: Glue onto card stock or paper that has been cut to a standard size to fit your frames. You could use Mod Podge or regular glue. If you don't have card stock on hand, just glue it on to some nicer paper.
Step Six: Frame and Hang and Swoon. So cute!! We did this at the Land of Nod for a quick make and take and the expecting mamas at the event loved it!
Have fun and enjoy,