New Design Challenge!

by Mari Robeson in

I'm back from Vegas where we had a very successful trip to the All Baby and Kid's Expo. I saw all the latest and greatest designer bedding, furniture, lighting and more. Over the next few days I will share some of the treasures that I found there so keep checking back in!
Last week I received a new design challenge off of my website. Her challenge and my response are as follows:
I have a piece of thick foam poster board that I have cut the shape of a crown out of. I am looking for ideas on how to decorate it. My daughter's crib bedding is "my little princess" you can take a peek of it at Thank you.
Well, you'll just have to use some fabulous glitter glue and rhinestones!! :-)
I believe you can purchase them at Michael's. First paint your base color with water based acrylic paints and let dry. You may want to paint your daughter's name on the crown too. Depending on your artistic skill you can print out her name in a font you like and use trace and transfer paper to transfer the outline onto the crown and then fill in with a complimentary paint. Then embellish with glitter glue and charms. I'm not familiar with the bedding but if this is a nursery I would skip the charms because they can pose a choking hazard. If you want more, you could drop some tulle from behind it. Thanks for your question. Sounds like FUN!!!
To take that idea even a step further and to create a canopy you could copy what I did for my daughter's room. I used 1/4 inch plywood and had my ultra hunky and talented hubby cut it out with a jigsaw. We mounted it to a simple square wood base, bolted it securely into the wall, and staple gunned tulle to the inside. I painted the design with acrylic water based paint and while it was still wet I sprinkled glitter on top. After it dried I embellished the edges with glitter glue.
Whether you create wall decor from foam core or wood I'm sure your child will always cherish and remember that you made it for them. How divine!HeartCanopy.jpg