The wall behind Piper's crib was totally blank. I wanted something there because it's exactly where the glider faces, so I was staring at a blank wall a lot. I also wanted something very affordable, and matching with the other fabrics and colors in her room. Here's what I came up with:
Little birds on tree branches. Decoupaged on canvas. They were simple and affordable. I got the two pack of canvases at Wal-mart for $8 or $10. I had the fabric and the decoupage medium on hand, as well as the foam brush I used to apply it. I simply cut everything out of fabric, placed it on the canvas and brushed the decoupage stuff over it. I freehanded the branches and leaves, but for the birds I found templates online. The flowers are my beloved yo-yos. I could make yo-yos all day long. Well, maybe not, but I do enjoy them.
The canvases had visible staples all around the edges so I hot glued bias binding around, and it looks a little wonky. I'm telling myself it adds to the homemade charm. (But I may rip it off and fix it later if it's driving me nuts.)
They are kind of intended to represent our family. Matt and I are the larger blue birds, and the girls are the pink and purple birds. These pictures are not great, but they are cute.
You can also see the ribbon mobile I made and the framed scripture (Isaiah 30:29) above her crib. The rain forest crib soother is not that cute, but handy. Some sunny day soon I'll take pictures of all of her room and give a tour.
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