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Looking for decoration ideas for your safari themed nursery? Try this easy canvas project for your nursery wall art.
Easy DIY Baby Nursery Wall Art
- Canvas frames (I used four 8 x 10 frames)
- Staple gun
- Cricut (cutting machine)
- Heat N Bond Ultra Hold
Step 1: Cutting out the animals
I used my Cricut cutting machine to cut out the animals. For the print animals I used a decorative fabric. For the solid animals instead of using fabric I painted card stock paper and then cut the animal shape out of the paper.
Note: If I were to do this project again I would have bought solid colored fabric and then cut it out the same way I did the printed fabric animals. When you paint paper it gives a little bit of a warped look because of the wetness of the paint. Because of this I think it would have been better to just use fabric for the entire project.
How to cut fabric using the Cricut cutting machine
In order to cut fabric with the Cricut cutting machine you need to add a type of adhesive to your fabric. You need to be able to adhere the fabric to the cutting mat otherwise as the blade moves it will snag. This is a good adhesive option and worked well for this craft.
First cut out your fabric and then iron the adhesive to the back side of your fabric. Using your cutting mat place the fabric with adhesive side down onto the mat. This helps the fabric stay in place and not get snagged when the blade is moving.
Step 2: Wrapping your Canvas with Fabric
How to wrap canvas using a staple gun
Make sure you iron out any kinks out of your fabric and then cut enough fabric to cover the area of your canvas with enough over hang to wrap it around the back. Using a staple gun adhere the fabric to the wood base of the canvas frame.
For solid colored frames I painted the canvas. Like I said before if I were to do this again I would have used solid fabric instead of painting the canvas, which would have made this step easier.
Step 3: Adhering the cut out animal to the canvas
The final step is adhering your animal cut out to the canvas. I used regular modge podge to adhere it the canvas. I used a foam brush to add a light layer over the entire canvas and then placed the animal cut out in the center. I then did another a second layer over the top of the animal and the entire canvas to anchor the animal cut out in place.
This project was a fun addition to our baby’s room.
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