Wall Art for Kids’ Bedrooms

Article by sarah james on May 27, 2013 under Bedroom, Decoration category

Perhaps you’ve already dropped serious cash on the crib, the changing table and the glider for your babe’s nursery.  For a big other step, you probably have already prepared the big-girl bed, the dresser and the kid-sized craft table. Luckily, there’s no need to add wall art to the list of break-the-bank kiddie-decor items, so you should say thanks for these DIY projects of wall art for kids’ bedrooms that will help you create a fun and cheerful bedroom for your kids.

Wall Art for Kids’ Bedrooms: DIY Projects

Project One: Easy-Peasy Print Making (Source: Modern Parents Messy Kids)

Easy Peasy Print Making

Easy Peasy Print Making

You should love the project because your toddler can help with this project — and your results will still mimic the pricey prints you swoon over on Etsy. To do the project you only need yarn, a few wooden blocks, paint, paintbrushes, cardstock and a frame. Simple ways to create this wall art; wrap a wooden block with yarn, knotting it at the end and securing it in place with tape. Next, brush paint onto the yarn. After a few practice stamps, make a pattern on your cardstock by turning the block every other time you stamp it. Once you’ve covered the whole area, let it dry and frame it. Experiment with different patterns, colors and block shapes.

Project Two: Pop Art Profiles – Canvas Silhouette (Source: Christina Williams)

Canvas Silhouette

Canvas Silhouette

Silhouettes don’t have to be black and white! This updated take on the classic art style is so fun. Plus, we love the idea of making a new one each year to track how fast your kids grow and change. To do the project you only need: A 12” x 12” canvas, acrylic paint, vinyl and a foam brush. Follow these steps to create this one of wall art for kids’ bedrooms; Paint the canvas white and let dry. Take profile photos of your kids. Use a photo-editing program to size the photos to fit the canvas and then print the photos on printer paper. Trace a line around the profile with a Sharpie and cut out along that line. Trace these photo templates on the back of a sheet of vinyl and cut out. Tack your vinyl cutout on the center of the canvas and paint over it with two or three coats of your desired paint color using a foam brush. Let the paint dry, remove the vinyl and you’re done.

Project Three: Melted Masterpiece (Source: Miss Make)

Melted Masterpiece

Melted Masterpiece

Let’s playing with crayons since they have never looked cooler — and not only is this explosion of colors a great way to liven up a bedroom wall, it’s also a great way to recycle old crayon stubs. You only prepare these things before starting the project; A 16” x 20” blank canvas, 60-70 crayons (new or old), a hot glue gun and a heat tool or hair dryer with a diffuser or low setting. Then, do these simple steps; cover your work surface in newspaper. Decide what colors you want to include in your artwork (pinks and reds, cool tones, big stripes, etc.) and peel the wrappers off all of the crayons you plan to use. Lay the crayons along the top edge of the canvas in the color scheme you desire. Hot glue each one to the canvas, making sure there is no space left in between the crayons. Prop your canvas up at an angle with the bottom edge on the newspaper. Melt the crayons with your heat tool or hair dryer until they drip down the canvas to your satisfaction.

Project Four: Sew Sweet (Source: Nana Company)

Sew Sweet

Sew Sweet

A cheery giraffe, delicate, loopy embroidery and a chic color palette make this nursery wall art that we heart. Plus, you can personalize it by choosing your own favorite animal and wording. Linen, patterned fabric, embroidery floss and a frame are what you need for this project. After preparing all the materials, do these simple things; trace the shape of an animal, such as a giraffe, on the back of your patterned fabric and cut out. Cut the linen to fit your frame. Sew the giraffe onto the linen. Then embroider the word “hello” in the bottom corner. Frame it and hang.

Project Five: Winning Walls (Source: Infarrantly Creative)

Winning Walls

Winning Walls

Surprise! Your kid’s favorite games also make colorful art for her room. What you’ll need for the project is only preparing these simple things; 1” x 4” wood boards, a game board, spray paint, table saw, miter saw, 3M sticky hooks, Ziploc bag, finishing nails and a hammer or nail gun. Then, you only need follow these steps; measure the length and width of your game board and add an inch to each measurement. Using a table saw, rip them to 1.5” wide. Create a groove in the board for your game board to fit inside by setting your table saw’s fence at 3/8” form the edge of the blade and lowering your blade ¼” above the table. With a miter saw, cut the pieces to size based on your measurements, mitering the corners at a 45-degree angle. Next, spray paint the wooden pieces. When dry, slide the wooden pieces over each edge of your game board, using finishing nails to keep them in place. Put the entire game pieces In a Ziploc bag and hang them to the back of the game board using a sticky hook.

Wow, wall art for kids’ bedrooms does not only color our kids’ bedroom, but also increase our creativity and our togetherness with the kids. Enjoy and try it!

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