Baby shower gift idea: Paint a canvas that matches their room decor!
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Long time Spot of Tea Designs readers will know that DIY nursery canvas art is not a new topic for me.
When my sister was expecting my first nephew, Blake, I made these canvas pieces to match the wall hanging she had in the room.
And current readers will know that I’ve been slowly sharing all the wall art pieces I made for Hailey’s Under the Sea themed nursery in recent months. Today I wanted to share another DIY canvas art piece I made for my longtime friend Aimee since she just welcome her first girl last month!
When I looked at Aimee’s Amazon Baby Registry I noticed this NoJo Jungle Babies Switch Plate Cover. I inquired more about the baby’s room theme and while she did mention a few different themes, this jungle animal one was reiterated. I decided to use the lightswitch (that I later gifted her with this wall art) as inspiration to create a canvas wall piece personalized with her name.
I of course, went to my stash of Deco Art Americana Paints and luckily already had all the color palette needed to make this piece.
The first step was to cover the 12×12 canvas piece with a coat of Sand Americana paint. Since there was no detailed work involved in this step, I let Brielle help with me with an extra large paintbrush. She had a ball.
Next, I got to work sketching out the design with white pencil (I learned this was easier to cover than pencil) and slowly painted it with smaller, detailed brushes.
It sat unfinished for weeks while I waited for her team green baby’s appearance so I’d know his/her name! Low and behold miss Lyra arrived as an early Valentine’s Day present and I completed the gift that afternoon.
I really like the concept of painting something that matches their décor and hope Lyra likes jungle animal themed room!
UPDATE: Aimee sent me this photo of the painting hung up!