I was inspired by My (Crazy) Decorating Addiction’s girl power gallery wall (you really have to go check that out) to do something similar in my daughter’s room. At first, I had the idea to do her name but the two of us were looking at some things for her room and she fell in love with some cupcake print bedding but it was for a toddler bed and she has been in a big girl bed for the past 3 years. So, I decided to incorporate her affection for cupcakes into the design. I fooled around on the computer and came up with my backgrounds and images and decided on the word “sweet” because it truly describes her. She is a very loving child who gives out more hugs and kisses than I’ve ever seen before!
I printed out my images and sprayed them down with acrylic sealer. I had bought some small wooden plaques for about a buck each and spray painted them white. I got out the glue and decoupaged them on. When all that glue was dry, I added a layer of Elmer’s Shimmer N Shine. I tried to use the corresponding colors so that it would highlight that color.
When all of that was dry, I attached some pink satin ribbon and hung them up. How did you attach them, you ask? I hot glued paper clips to the back to make hooks. Hey, sometimes you have to improvise!
I have to say I am a little disappointed in the purple one. I think I went too light with that one and it doesn’t stand out as well as all of the rest. The background on it is supposed to be a harlequin print but it’s really hard to make out and so is the letter “E”. I may go back later and do a brighter purple if if just really bugs me but I think I can live with it.
This little project cost me about $10. $7 for the wooden plaques and $3 for the ribbon. Everything else I already had on hand. I think it turned out pretty cute and I can’t wait to put it up in her room. She’s asleep right now so I have to wait until tomorrow but I just couldn’t wait to show someone! (I’ll do a better job of hanging it straight when I put it in her room!) Now, I’ve got a whole theme for her room planned out around this one project! I have so many ideas swirling around in my head!
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