Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dinosaur Decor

Back in January or Feburary, I found this cute thing at Babies R Us for $4 on clearance.

Thought it was adorable and a steal, so I grabbed it for Carter's room, which I'd put exactly zero effort into decorating up till that point. In fact, up until last week I'd put zero effort in. I mean, I hadn't even put up the silly valance. But, after being inspired by (read: seeing and wanting to totally rip off)a nursury decor idea I saw at a baby shower, I put it up and got to work making these...

No, they're not on the walls yet, but they're done (okay... I guess they need saw-tooth picture hangers on the back, but they're cosmetically done). Aren't they cute? They're just those painted wood cut-outs that you can get at craft stores glued (with my brand-new, cheap, still-not-super-great hot glue gun) into some black dollar store frames backed with scrapbook paper. Cute, huh?

To glue the scrapbook paper down, I used come Elmers Craft Bond Glue Pen. I got a free sample of it as a Bzz Agent. It worked really well for putting down a thin layer all over the paper so that I could get a good firm hold that will stand up. The paper did bubble a little bit, but only where I got the glue on a little thick. Otherwise, I think the Craft Bond was a really great product for when you really need an all-over glue.

I'm not exactly sure if these will be the final arrangments, but its what I like right now.

Oh, and PS, I finally called the pediatrician and made appointments. And I think I can make the portrait appointments online. Score two for the check list. :)

6 comments:

chapfan said...

Super cute!! I'm sure Carter will be thrilled.

Alison said...

SOOO cute! Good job! I am impressed. you definitely met you be creative goal:)

Emily said...

I really love the dinosaurs. That's a lot of work. Purchasing, painting, gluing, hanging . . . whew!

Rosie said...

aw, Emily, you give me too much credit. No paining involved... unless you count the 30 seconds I spent touching up two of the black frames. Just plenty of shopping and a little glue. :)

Kari said...

Those are adorable. I'm impressed!

Becky said...

That's 3 off the list. ths counts as being creative! Love them, so cute.