I’ve been deciding on what to do decor-wise in our baby nook and I’ve, of course, seen the oodles of wall decals on the market specifically for nurseries. Since we have limited space, and I’m trying to spend money wisely, most of the ones I’ve seen don’t work—even though I love the look of them.
On Friday, I had a burst of inspiration and motivation when I realized that I could make an approximate version of a fabric decal myself. My plan:
1. To use fabric from my stash and to back it with the bit of iron-on fusible web that I also had hanging out in the basement.
2. Trace butterfly stencils (once I confirmed that butterflies were agreeable with the husband) onto the fabric and cut them out.
3. Figure out a way to adhere them to the wall.
This basic plan worked really well. I picked out three of my favorite fabrics—two Liberty prints (one that I used to decorate the trees behind our wedding ceremony, another that I used for one of my favorite skirts, and another that I used in a quilt for a friend’s baby) and one voile from Anna Maria Horner—and got to work. I had three butterfly sizes and spent some of Friday night and part of Saturday morning tracing and cutting. All in all, the assortment probably took 90 minutes to 2 hours, and I love how they turned out. Since they will likely be somewhat temporary, I’ll probably just use tape or some tack to hold them up.
I hope the baby likes them!