I've been busy at work on a few rooms in the house, most recently baby Henry's room. Just can't seem to get it right, but I'm getting close! I'm going for a cowboy-inspired theme, but not too cheesy and theme-y. I couldn't find anything for the walls that I liked enough, so I decided to make my own art!
First I bought a few of those artists' canvases, the kind you can find at Hobby Lobby and all over the place. I thought about trying to do this freehand, but please. It would have looked like my three-year old did it! So here's my trick to making adorable art for your kids' rooms, without having any artistic ability whatsoever.
Start with some inspiration. I found these cuties online. Not sure I could even tell you where. But I kept them in my inspiration file until the time was right. Then I enlarged them and printed them out.
Next I took a blank piece of paper and traced the images. Used the old hold-it-up-to-the-sliding-glass-door method. Worked like a charm!
Then I had to get the images onto the canvases. Graphite paper comes in handy here. Go and visit this post to get a more detailed tutorial about using graphite paper, but basically I traced the images on top of the graphite paper and they transferred right on.
Then I invited my sister over, gave her dinner and a glass of wine, and she helped me to fill in the lines like a little paint-by-number.