Saturday, October 1, 2011

Personalized Nursery Frame

A few weeks ago I got a brand new nephew.  He is the absolute cutest {as all my nieces and nephews are}.  I want to kiss him and hold him all day.  Since he lives on the other side of the country I'll just have to settle for making stuff for him.

His nursery is blue, brown and zoo animals so I decided to make a frame to go along with the decor.

The best part?  It only cost a dollar. 

{Shhh... don't tell Blake's mommy.  She doesn't know yet that I'm a cheapskate.}

Want to make your own?

Here's what you'll need:

  • Wooden frame (Michael's $1)
  • Chipboard letters (got mine in a big pack from the dollar store a long time ago)
  • Brown paint ( craft paint it fine I just had some leftover house paint I used)
  • Blue paint
  • Candle
  • Glue
  • Paint brush
  • Sand paper (optional)
Step 1:  Paint frame brown.  Let dry.
Step 2:  Glue chipboard letters to frame.

Step 3:  Rub candle wax along edges of frame.

Step 4:  Paint the entire frame blue.  Let dry.

Step 5:  Around the edges that you waxed you can scratch off the blue paint and the brown will show through.  If you have a light sandpaper you can also sand off the top layer of paint.  The brown will now show through.

Step 6:  Add a picture or other image.  I used a giraffe stamp that I colored in and attached it with foam dots to a piece of scrapbook paper.  Blake's mommy can either leave the giraffe in or as he grows and decor changes she can put a picture of him in it.


  1. cute! i will have to try this! (Saw you at the OMTWI auditions...good luck!)

  2. That is adorable!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!


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