Wall Decor Overhaul

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut,Sewing

kids room wall decor

I redid Elliot’s rocket ship wall decor to something that fit the existing color scheme a little better and with more designs to fill up the space. I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge to cut the patterns out and then appliqued them with fabric and put them in embroidery hoops – my favorite bedroom wall decor!

I also redid Gus’s wall too – I didn’t like the colors so I came up with a new color scheme inspired by some crib sheets I got at Target with elephants.

kids room wall decor

I picked up an old overhead projector from a college surplus sale, traced the elephant from the sheet, and blew it up on the wall to be much bigger. I used that as my pattern for the applique.

kids room wall decor

Then I cut the alphabet out with my Cricut and arranged the letters randomly to make a cute design and appliqued all that to some white terry cloth. It was a lot of work and my sewing machine pedal was burning hot when I was finished, but I love how it turned out!

clover mini iron

Besides Heat’N’Bond and my Cricut, a mini iron really makes the applique job go smoother. I use the Clover mini iron and it works great.

kids room wall decor

This is the finished thing. I love it! Now what to do on his other walls…Any ideas?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dana March 3, 2010 at 9:06 am

Both walls look great. I really need to get a cricut. Those things are so useful.

2 Sarah March 3, 2010 at 9:32 am

I love those elephants.

3 Deborah March 3, 2010 at 9:54 am

Both are too cute! Great idea.

4 Julie B March 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

I really like how you did the wall decor for both rooms and framed with embroidery hoops. My daughter is into all things astronaut and the rocketship theme is great

5 sara Jensen March 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I love these! You are SO creative! WOw keep up the good work!

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