As we’ve seen in some of the other Nursery on a Budget posts, there’s a lot you can do with a blank canvas that requires a lot more creativity and vision than it does skill with a paintbrush. A little tracing and some acrylic paint can produce a one-of-a-kind piece of art for the nursery that you and your child will cherish for years.
Take this gorgeous canvas diptych from Tiffany Bird, who blogs at SimplyModernMom.com (Tiffany’s name is just a watermark; it’s not really on the canvases). You can pick up pre-primed canvases like this at art supply stores, Michaels, or even Amazon for under $15 each. Tiffany traced a tree on canvases and painted them. Then she cut leaves from magazine pages and glued them on. Tiffany used Mod Podge, but I’ve also had great luck with white glue like Elmers. Not comfortable with freehand drawing? If you have a light box (or something that can stand in for one), you can use it to trace the drawing onto the canvas.
Tiffany’s got several more decor ideas and tutorials on her blog. Check it out and be inspired.
This post is part of BC’s Nursery on a Budget Series. See more posts in the series.