Just lately I’ve really been able to get back into painting again. I used to paint a lot years ago and really enjoyed painting just for the joy of doing it. I’ve been lucky to have some time recently to get back into it and I’d like to share a few new things I’ve been doing.
I’d like to show you this little gift frame set I made for a friend. Now with my own toddler who’s now three, a lot of my friends are also having babies too. What better gift for a friend with a newborn than some handmade nursery decor? For this gift set I painted a cute little baby lion character holding a ‘bloon. Who doesn’t love baby animals and bloons?
How To Make Your Own Handmade Nursery Decor:
You will need:
- Watercolour Inks & Brushes
- Watercolour Cardstock
- A Box Frame (of any size)
- Wooden Letter Tiles
Since this was a one off gift, I used a cute drawing of a baby lion I found on Pinterest and traced over it. Don’t forget however there is plenty of craft oriented stock websites out there if you need stock designs to use for your craft projects. Using tracing paper I could transfer my design to my card stock. This allowed me to then use watercolour inks to paint my cute baby animals to create this handmade nursery decor.
Selecting A Colour Theme:
When it comes to colours it’s usually best to keep things simple. A colour palette of no more than 4 colours works well. Since I was using a baby lion for my character, this cheeky little chum pretty much dictated the colours I was going to use. I opted for a blue balloon since this was a gift for a baby boy.
Box Photo Frame:
My Idea was to create a little box frame in which my friends could put their own photo of their newborn baby boy. I found some little wooden letter tiles in my favourite craft shop Hobbycraft. I used these to spell out his name. The wooden letters were a really nice natural touch that worked perfectly with this baby boy theme we’ve got going on.
Matching Congratulation Card:
This gift set wouldn’t have been complete without a matching congratulation card. I decided to make a tall slim card where I could use our furry little watercolour lion again. Since I had plenty of letter tiles left I used these on the card too for a really nice matching gift set.
Handmade Nursery Decor – The Finished Gift Set:
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making these gifts. It’s been great to get back into painting again. Stay tuned because I’ve got more creative painting techniques to show you that I’ve been experimenting with.
As always, thanks so much for reading and sticking with me.