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Giraffe Canvas

I am trying to be as thrifty as possible when decorating my baby Guinnyth's nursery.  It has been so much fun and feels so good to not spend oodles of money to create a nice, serene room for my little one.

One of the things I wanted to make for her wall is this giraffe canvas. 
cool site for nursery ideas #baby #nursery
 I found it on Pinterest and thought it was cute and different.  I then found it on Etsy selling for $160.00! 
 No, thank you!  That didn't exactly fit into my "thrifty nursery" definition, so I decided to make one myself.  And, just so we're clear... by "making it myself," I really mean my mom made it while I supervised.
We worked on this just a few days before Guinnyth came home, so I didn't have enough brain endurance to do this myself.  Sad, I know... but, I'm working on recovering those lost brain cells.

I bought the canvas for cheap and found material that matched the color scheme of the room as set by the nursery mobile I made for her.


It hangs right over the changing table.  Ella and I have named each giraffe after someone in our family.  She is really into teaching Guinnyth all about "who" each giraffe is.  


I can't help but think it turned out great!  It is one of my favorite pieces in the room and is the focal point right when you walk in the door.  I also think I want to do the curtains in the floral fabric on the right.  
What do you think?  Is the fabric too mature for a nursery?  Or, do you think it would be cute?

xxLiz


24 comments:

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  2. that is the cutest thing ever!!

    xxS

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  3. I think that fabric would be perfect for curtains! Such a cute idea :)

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  4. So very cute. I love the fabrics

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  5. I love it! I am pinning it for future reference!

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  7. That is very cute! I love giraffes!

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  8. That's adorable! I'm working on a nursery myself right now, and I'm keeping that in mind (hmm....wonder if octopuses or fish would work as well as giraffes...)

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  9. When I saw this I immediately wanted to try making it, too. I love giraffes.

    You did an amazing job on it.

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  10. I'm so glad that I'm following you! Love the giraffes!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  11. Wonderful job, I love the pretty patterns you chose!

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  12. Lovely! The vertical chevron on the center giraffe really caught my eye.

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  13. i love this. what cute fabrics. i love how you've named them :) found you at tatertots. if you feel like partying some more, stop by my blog!

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  14. Beautiful. Gentle. Perfect. I love it. Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party every Wednesday evening.

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  15. This is so incredibly pretty! love it!
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  16. Sharing your button in my Featured Blog area. I am still in love with this project. Too cute!

    Tara@Trendy Treehouse

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  17. Love this so much! How did you put the fabric on the canvas? I'm not sure what to use or what to seal the canvas with. Can you help? Thanks so much.

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    1. I used mod-podge to glue the fabric to the canvas. I also used it to sealed the canvas-two coats. I hope this helps!

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    2. That is exactly what I needed to know. Thank you very much!

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  18. Hello,
    Did you trace the giraffe images freehand or did you use a template of some sort?

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  19. I am doing a scrapbook for a giraffe crazy girl. Do you have a pattern/template for these?
    THX

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    1. I just eyeballed it from the picture. I wish I had a pattern for you.

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