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Crafting under the sea

Update June 14th, 2019: Turns out, our daughter is absolutely in love with foxes. I have since redecorated her room again but I’ve been slow in photographing it and posting. I hope to do that soon.

To kick off this blog, I want to share a few projects I’ve completed recently. My daughter is two and it was time to give her nursery a big girl makeover. I decided on an under the sea theme and got to work making custom wall decor.

This first wall hanging was made with a pre-made blank wooden sign from Hobby Lobby. I painted it purple to match the palette of my daughter’s room and I cut the words in vinyl using a Brother Scan N Cut machine (similar to a Cricut or Silhouette, in case you’ve never heard of it). I adorned it with real seashells using hot glue.

This wall hanging was completed quickly in a similar manner as the first. I designed the words and cut them out of vinyl using the Brother Scan N Cut, and I painted the background with mint green and purple acrylic craft paint. This sign is hanging near my daughter’s bed so a heavy wooden sign wouldn’t work (we live in earthquake territory so there is a risk of things falling off the wall). Instead, this is simply a light piece of acrylic canvas board. Again, I used real shells to keep with my under the sea theme!

My kids love jelly fish so I just had to have some jellyfish hanging from the ceiling! These are simple to make using paper party lanterns and ribbon. I trimmed the bottom 1/4 of the lantern off and used hot glue to adhere lots of different ribbons to the insides of each “jellyfish”. I added an edge of wide white ribbon to the base of the lantern to give it a completed look, and I hung them from the ceiling with clear plastic cording.

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