I've never been quite happy with the wall decor in the nursery; there were large bare patches that looked odd (to me), but I wasn't keen on overdoing it with art, pictures, etc. So far, all of the wall art has been framed Classic Pooh prints (and an enormous framed Classic Pooh alphabet that I recently found at our local thrift store for $10. Score!). But while I love Pooh, I don't really want a room with such a specific theme.
After seeing the currently popular embroidery hoop art, I decided to have a go at it myself.
I love the woodland theme, and fortunately I had all of the necessary scraps in my stash!
The birds are all cut from felted thrift store sweaters, and the branch is just a piece of felt. I used Wonder-Under for these pieces, but the rest of the designs were applied with craft glue. It's really not difficult!
I had to include a hedgehog; I do love them so! And this is not the only hedgehog in the nursery now, as you'll see in my next post. This little fellow is cut from thrifted leather (the dark brown was a skirt, and the light brown was a vest. Oh, and the little eye was a jacket!), and is sitting atop a bit of yarn "grass." My husband was quite distressed that the hedgehog was off-center, but I assured him that it was intentional.
An acorn made of more felted sweaters, and two leaves from yet another thrifted leather jacket (the veins are just brown Sharpie. Don't tell.).
Gender neutral, woodsy, and decidedly fun to create. This one's a winner.