Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a closer look {wall collage}

i must admit, i really enjoyed making this collage of framed art in nora's room (you can see her whole room here). it was time consuming, but fun to tap into my creative side and make something that can grow with her, and not have to come down after she turns two. everything was affordable and easy to do. most of the frames i purchased from goodwill and garage sales...we just spray painted them (who knew it be so hard to find white affordable frames).

up close and personal:

1. scrapbook paper owl. i freehanded this cutie. the piece is from scrapbook paper that i already had.
2. proverbs 31:30 print. a great verse for a girl (and her mom) to hide away in her heart. i did this on the computer in publisher. {i found most of these great fonts from kevinandamanda.com }
3. dear prudence lyrics print. i made this one in publisher as well. caleb and i like the beatles, and i love these particular lyrics of dear prudence.
4. psalm 139:14-16 (esv) paraphrase print. this was made in publisher as well...what a great verse to remind little one that God created us and knows everything about us...nothing is hidden, and he holds us in His hands.

5. love on burlap. i found this idea on pinterest. the original idea can be found here. super easy...frame a piece of burlap...write on the glass with a dry erase marker. i can change what it says whenever i want!
6. scrapbook paper flower. i found a tutorial for these paper flowers here. i love the way the flower stands off the background.
7. yarn-wrapped letters. i talk about this craft here. they are pinned directly to the wall. i used jute string to hang them.
8. butterfly shells. we live near the beach, so this was super cheap and easy to make! i actually found these shells exactly like you see them the last time i took jude to the beach before nora was born. the background is scrapbook paper.

{these were the only pieces that were purchased and not made by me}

9. metamorphosis and migration #3 by c. winner. we purchased this print on our honeymoon and just now had them framed...6 years later...who knew we were buying them just for our daughter's room. these were the most expensive pieces. i had to buy custom sized frames because they're a weird size.
10. felt bird on canvas. i saw this in a local shop called the eclectic owl and immediately knew i wanted it for the nursery. i thought i could make it, but decided to just purchase it. i had a coupon for half off, so it was worth it because i would've spent more than i did on materials and time. the frame is from goodwill, and we just spray painted it. however, it would be easy to make. it's just felt, embroidery thread, buttons for the eyes, fabric for the background, and a canvas.
11. migration and metamorphosis (south) by c. winner. this goes with number 9. we enjoy supporting local artists, which is why we purchased these. we'd rather support locals than buy commercial art from target or another large store (not that there is anything wrong with that...it's just our preference).

and there you have it...up close and personal view of the wall collage. 
what do you think?

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  1. those are all to cute!! you have inspired me to make some prints!!

  2. love this!! her room is beautiful, just like her :)


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