Baby Face Wall Art

Yesterday I showed you a cute little glider I revamped for my new niece, a little girl named Evelyn. Well, I wanted to make something special for her bedroom as a Welcome Home gift, and found a cute little door hanger from Crafty Couture but unfortunately it’s is no longer available on her Etsy site. So I decided to make one on my own instead!

baby face wall artI gathered my supplies:

  • 8 inch wood circle
  • 10 x 4 inch wood rectangle
  • Acrylic paint for the skin color
  • Pink 3 inch ribbon
  • Pink 1/2 inch ribbon
  • Pink accent jewel
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Black, white and pink paint markers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Drill
  • Picture hanging hardware

It sounds like a lot of supplies but I promise you it’s really not! Most of these things I had stashed in my craft room. Ok, let’s get to work!

paint baby face wall art1. I painted the wood circle a light tan for the baby’s face (the piece of wood I used was beveled on one side so I just painted the back for a smooth, round surface). Once the paint dried, I added the facial features using my paint markers.

2. Next I created a bow for the baby’s hair using the 3 inch pink ribbon used my hot glue to adhere it to the top right corner of the wood circle. To add a little pizzazz I found a little pink jewel accessory on clearance at Michael’s glued it to the middle of the bow.

baby face wall art with bow3. Now it’s time to start working on the little name plate that hangs off the baby face. I found that the best way to apply the name and a fun pattern was to feed normal scrapbooking paper trimmed down to 8.5×11 inches into my computer printer and just print off the baby’s name that I laid out in Microsoft Word. Just make sure you measure beforehand to make sure everything fits!

baby face wall art scrapbook paper4. Before adhering the paper to the wood plaque, drill two holes into the wood so you can hang it down from the wood circle.

baby nameplate face art5. To secure the paper to the wood plaque I just scored and folded it over the edges and taped it in place. No one will ever see the back, right? And softly press a pencil or other tool through the paper and through your drilled holes of the wood.

baby face wall art with name6. Now it’s time to connect your wood baby face with the name plaque with the holes in it. I used the small 1/2 inch pink ribbon. Cut (2) 18 inch pieces of ribbon, one for each side. String both ends of one piece of ribbon through the back of one wood plaque hole and tie together in a neat bow. Do the same to the other side of the plaque with the other piece of ribbon.

baby face door hanger with ribbon7. The other side of your ribbons will be in a continuous loop. I just hot glued these to the back of the wood baby face (the bottom part is so light that hot glue is just fine to keep in place!).

baby face wall art with hanger8. The final touch is to add some hanging hardware to the back of the baby face. And now it’s ready for hanging!

baby face wall artPretty cute, right?
Trust me, the directions made it seem like it took a long time,
but it’s really a quick project if you have all of your supplies ready to rock!

{ BREAKDOWN }
Just paint the face, add a bow, print out a name, tape to a piece of wood,
tie the wood pieces together with ribbon and you’re good to go!

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  1. Stefany says

    Really cute project! I have a couple of pregnant friends that this would be adorable for, I’m gonna give it a try! Heck, I’m sure it would look adorable in my 5 yr olds room also!

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