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How to decorate your child’s room with stickers

03
Jun

I used to love putting stickers on my headboard when I was a child, which of course drove my mom insane! Well, here’s finally a fun activity where you and your partner can do to decorate your baby nursery or child’s room with wall decals and stickers. The best part? No one gets in trouble.
Before you decorate the room, make sure you and your partner have planned in detail where each sticker will go. Unlike normal stickers, once these are one, they stay there! Here are some decorating ideas.

Tree decal for your nursery

Tree nursery stickers are very popular at the moment, as they liven up your nursery, do not take up any space, and are fairly easy to apply. First, make sure you’ve wiped the area you want to apply your decal, so ensure your wall is clear of dirty and grease. Before you peel off your decal and stick it to your wall, it would be best to position it exactly where you want it, and mark where the top should end up once you stick it on. Also, plan to start peeling from the bottom and work your way up to ensure that your sticker will not be crooked or misplaced. Once you are done, you can place smaller decals on your tree like birds, leaves, flowers or fruit.

Alphabet wall stickers

Alphabet wall stickers are also a great way to let your child decorate their room once they are older. They can get creative and use them to decorate with photos (shown above), their door (ex. Brian’s Room or Alicia’s Closet), or even their favorite quote which would line one of their walls. These are very versatile and you can use them around the house for many other things. For example, you can create a board and label it as “weekly chores” for you and your kids to fill out, or you can put your children’s name above their cubbies in their play room.

Whatever you choose to use them for, wall stickers are a great way to decorate your wall without creating a mess. How did you choose to use decal and stickers to decorate your room?

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DIY Decorating your own flower pot

01
Jun

 

 

Do you have an excess of flower pots hanging around your yard? Do you feel like they’re just drab and dreary? Well in just a few simple steps you can solve that problem to not only add some extra accent to your yard, but accent the flowers in the pots as well. Here’s how you can decorate your own flower pot.

Things you’ll need:

Clay flower pot

Crayola paint set

Paint brushes

Stencils (optional)

Tape (optional)

What to do:

This might be a great activity to do in your backyard, on a patio table. This is even a wonderful craft idea for children who plan on planting their own flowers or herbs. Giving children the freedom, challenge and reward of not only creating and decorating something that they will eventually eat helps them grow and understand hard work and perseverance.

Pick out the pot that you want to use, and make sure it has a hole in the bottom so when you eventually water it the water has a place to go. If you use a stencil this is the time to take it out. Use some tape to stick it to the side of the pot and paint over your design. If you choose not to use stencils then this is where the creativity happens. Maybe paint more flowers of the same kind that you end up planting in the pot. Or even better, paint the name of the flower or herb that you’re planting on the front of the pot. This will allow for easy identification and help children learn the names of certain flora. Keep in mind to paint the pots before you plant anything in them or place any soil in the pot. Once you’re done painting and you’ve allowed the paint to dry, add any plant that you want! Have fun decorating and let us know how your adventure turns out.

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How to make a Decorative Wall plate

06
May

Decorative plates are a great way to express your personal style and choice. They are simple to make, so give your creativity a leap and make whatever you want with them. With a little skill, thought and inspiration, you can turn any image that inspires you into a piece of art. Display your talent for others to appreciate. Here is how to make a decorative wall plate.

Material needed:
  • Clear plate
  • A picture
  • Foam brushes
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint
  • Decorative wall plate holders, wall plate rack

Instructions:

  1. Buy a clear plate from a crafts store. These plates are available in different sizes, so pick the one that you wish to you. On the other hand, if it a wall project, then pick different sizes in a pattern you want to display on the wall.
  2. Then select a picture to use for the project. This could be anything that you like family photos, nature, animals, a pattern etc. You can also choose a assortment of photos to display.
  3. Now using the computer, crop or enlarge the size you want. Print out the paper copy of the photo/photos. Trim the photos, if needed.
  4. On the back-end of the plate, use a foam brush to evenly spread, a layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Position the photo in the center of the plate and bring it at eye level to ensure that the photo is placed and positioned correctly.
  6. Use the foam brush to release out any bubbles between the photo and plate. After that cover the entire photo with another layer of Mod Podge and let it sit till Mod Podge dries out.
  7. Once dry, choose a decided color to paint the plate. When the paint dries up, coat it with Mod Podge to protect the paint.
  8. When it is totally dry, you are ready to hang the plate. If it a single plate, a wall plate rack would be fine. But if you have done it like a wall project, choose some decorative wall plate holders to display your selection.

Do share your experience doing this. Or if you have already done this, share your method with us.

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