animal silhouette artwork
We’ve finally begun to hang some artwork in the nursery, and I’m pretty excited about it. I think my favorite thing about preparing a kid’s room is that I can go nuts with color, texture, and pattern. Thusfar, we’ve primarily chosen bold yellow & green for Rico’s room, but want to add in a few other bright colors – like orange! and blue! And we sort of have a loose “animals” theme going on – the curtains are sporting blue & yellow bird silhouettes, the lamp & rocking chair pillow have elephant silhouettes, and Rico has a very cool rocking giraffe in the corner of his room.
I knew I wanted some bright & cheery artwork in Rico’s room, and became sort of inspired by all of the silhouette animals going on in the room. I’ve also been making a zig zag quilt to hang over Rico’s crib and thought it would be nice if some of the bright fabrics in the quilt were featured elsewhere in the room.
So I decided to cut animal silhouettes from leftover quilt fabric and hang them on the walls! I used my mom’s cricut to cut animal shapes from paper & then trace them onto the fabric (the cricut can cut fabric, too, but I didn’t have the fabric with me last time I headed to MKE). If you don’t have a cricut or similar shape-cutter, it’s easy enough to find animal outline pictures on the Inet, print them, & use them as a template (in fact, that’s what I did for the elephant!). I used colorful cardstock that I already had on hand for the background of each animal picture & then placed each into an ikea frame & instructed Jason to hang them (pretty please).
Super-easy + super-cheap + makes me smile every time I walk in the room = success!!