I’ve been saying forever that I wanted to add more wall art to the kids room, but this year I put it on my to-do list.
Thanks again for all of your great suggestions as far as what to do with beds and a shared room. I showed you when I refreshed the room, but since then more has gone down. Lily moved to a toddler bed at night, and until last week still used her crib for naps. Now that she’s officially a kid who sleeps in a bed (sniff), it was time to get the crib ready for Ben.
I like the idea of letters on the wall, “Lily” is easy enough, but “Benjamin” would have either broke the budget or worn out my sewing machine and fingers. Inspired by wire hanger names, I had an idea for some cursive string wall letters.
I laid down sheets of used scrap paper and arranged the yarn to get an idea.Covered the string a section at a time with Mod Podge, laid and twisted it how I wanted, then added another heavy coat (used a full bottle for the project).The next day, I peeled and cut the paper off the back of the string section by section. Nailed the names through the string and into the wall, using about a ton of tiny nails.
The letters were made with a similar technique as my plate color flashcards, a sandwich of green houndstooth fabric, brown paper bag, and brown felt. The font is Helvetica and size is 900.
I moved the Little Golden Storybook art to the other wall to make room
the sun and snow combo out the window was going crazy on my camera!
I have big plans in motion for this wall, as well as making the elf door leading to the tub plumbing less conspicuous.
Wall letters seems so solid and demanding. I love the curvy, playful attitude of the string names. :)
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