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!

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!


Get Inspired: 15 Nursery Makeover Ideas

No, I’m not pregnant. But I do have baby on the brain. I’ve been seeing a bunch of fabulous nursery makeovers recently so I decided to put some together for a little inspiration.

So here’s 15 Nursery Makeover Ideas that are sure to knock your socks off!

Masculine Nursery Idea from Bower Power

Striped Nursery Walls from Boots & Totty (via Chic & Cheap Nursery)

Mod Baby Bedroom from Lay Baby Lay

Modern Nursery with Pops of Orange from Design, Dining + Diapers

Mixing of Patterns from Design Maze

Thrifty Finds Makeover from Young House Love

DIY Nursery from Life: Designed

Pinkalicious Nursery from I Heart Naptime

Baby Boy Nursery from Positively Splendid

Shabby Chic Girl’s Nursery from Ms. Smarty Pants

Fun & Funky Nursery from Daffodil Design

Polka Dot TWINS Nursery from Our Celebrated Life

Aqua & Coral Nursery (as seen on Project Nursery)

DIY Wall Decor from View Along the Way

Paneled Wall in Boy’s Nursery from Smitten Design

Doesn’t this kinda give you baby fever?
So many cute ideas!

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