Monday, May 23, 2011

More Low-Budget Wall Art

I made these framed animals for my son's room. They match the fabric I used to recover the rocker (see here and here) and the color of the frames matches the bookshelf I painted for him (bookshelf seen here).

To make the shapes, I found the fabric online (called Zoo Pals Blue Print Fabric by Robert Allen), printed off a few of the animals at much larger proportions, and traced them onto my fabric or paper.

I used felt for the whales:

I used jersey knit for the rhino (it's a sleeve of an old t-shirt):

And I used scrapbook paper for the turtles. For all the eyes, I used holes from a hole punch. Then I used rubber cement to attach everything to butcher paper. The rubber cement didn't hold well for the jersey or the felt, but it held well enough to get it under the frame's glass. I spray painted the frames with the same color paint as for the bookshelf.


  1. No way, how cute is that. You make it look so easy! (Is it?)

  2. Super cute! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  3. Adorable. I would love to make one of these for my little guys room thank you for the inspiration.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  4. So cute, I just love cute thrifty wall decore! Thanks for showing off!



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