Easy decorating idea

Easy Decorating IdeasOne of the great things about being back at work is being in contact with creative and inspiring people again. I’m always bowled over by the depth of talent in Australia. Carli Jeffrey is one such woman I have recently been in correspondence with. She wrote into the magazine where I work to share one of her decorating projects and I really wanted to share it with everyone who visits Babyccino. It’s such a simple but stylish decorating idea for kids’ rooms. Here are Carli’s instructions on how to make these “20-minute wonders”. The great thing about this project is you can use leftover fabric or wallpaper or even gorgeous wrapping paper. Too easy!

To Do:
Choose canvas and paint two coats – you don’t have to be dainty.
Choose your template (an animal, a bird… anything at all). I found an outline of each animal through Google images then blew it up to the size I wanted and printed it out.
Trace over the printed image onto your chosen paper.
Cut it out – glue on, then two coats of modge-podge or something similar to finish.
(This one’s good for the kids to help with or even do themselves.)

-Natalie

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther | February 2, 2009 | Reply

This is SUCH a cool idea!!! I’m thinking about making notebooks with cute covers!!

2. Melissa | February 3, 2009 | Reply

I love this idea – will have to try it with my boys as we are currently working on redecorating their room and it is simple enough for them to help.

3. Courtney | February 3, 2009 | Reply

Looks like such a cool project… and not to difficult either.

4. Carli | February 6, 2009 | Reply

They really are easy! Ply-wood and other timber off-cuts also work great as a backgound. Sometimes the timber grain is so beautiful it doesn’t need any painting over.

5. Kenziepoo | February 7, 2009 | Reply

Great project!! I totally want to do this! Thanks for the Post

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