I have made plans to completely transform my children's shared bedroom in a boho tribal style, which won't fully start happening until late winter/early spring (I want to get through the holiday season without any huge upheaval in our home and the change includes moving them from the smaller of our two bedrooms, to the larger - a huge undertaking!).
Even so, I have already started making plans for their space and want to include lots of handmade pieces for them. The first, for the room, is this feather art project. Here is the original post and instructions:
I decided to create some DIY artwork to include in my daughter’s room make-over. Don’t worry about needing artistic skills for this…you don’t! It is so easy that almost anyone can do it following these simple steps.
Supplies you will need:
Flat gray spray paint
Patterned wallpaper or scrapbook paper
Mod Podge or glue
I began with an 8″ x 24″ blank canvas that I picked up at Jo-Ann’s. You could use any size you prefer, but I liked this size for laying out the feathers in a row.
I let this dry completely which took a couple of hours in the warm summer sun. Once it was dry, I took a piece of 6o grit sandpaper and gently sanded the edges. Wherever the Vaseline was came off easily and gave it the look I was trying to achieve. I used a gentler sanding block to go over the front because the paper was scratching it more than I liked. Once I felt it had enough of an aged look, I wiped it down gently to remove the dust.
I created a template to save you this step, which is available at the end of this post.
I am starting to work on transitioning my almost three year old daughter’s room from baby nursery to big girl room. You can see how I decorated her nursery in this post. I want to go in a different direction for the new look, and this artwork is the perfect start to the make-over. She loves it!
If you don’t want to draw your own feathers, I created this template with several of the ones that I used, for your convenience.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I have so many more projects planned for this room that I can't wait to share with you...like a colorful chevron tepee pillow, felt campfire, and digital art wall gallery! Join my newsletter so you never miss a thing:
Till next time...
This post originally appeared on Yellow Bliss Road on June 25, 2014.