Art for Baby!

Almost a year ago today our friends welcomed their first child, little Addison, and this past weekend we were able to go out to Jersey and help celebrate her first birthday!

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I made her that blanket!

Since little Addie is used to getting homemade gifts from her Auntie Andrea, I thought I would follow up with another in the form of baby room décor!  Woodland Creatures!

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After I scrounged around my fabric drawer and found some baby girl friendly patterns, I picked up three $1 wood frames from Michael’s, used my favorite Wedgewood paint, found some cute little animal figures and got to work!

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Holding the fabric taught on each frame I stapled down the sides like you would any upholstery or canvas.

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Once the frames were dressed I got down to placing my animal images in pencil so I could then paint over them.  I tried a few techniques, tracing the image onto trace paper then using a mechanical pencil I dotted the edges thru to the fabric, creating guide.

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But I found that gluing the image to a cardstock or Bristol and tracing that way was easiest, and quick!

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Either way I got them all painted on!

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After all three were finished drying, I used a darker blue paint I had lying around and added some details!

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Viola!  Super cute fun additions to any baby room!  I have a set I am making for a little baby boy, I’m thinking a nautical theme!

We left before the gifts were opened, but Mommy sent me a text saying everyone was Ooohing and Aaahhing and passing them around.  Yay for cool homemade baby gifts!

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  1. Pingback: Art for Baby – Part 2 | Make-it-Yourself Maven

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