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Decorating Your Nursery with Shower Cards

By: H. Iacobacci-Miller

So your friends and family gave you a fabulous baby shower. You have a nursery full of goodies for you baby and a pile of shower cards wishing you and your little one all the best. Stop - don't throw them out just yet!

When my best friend was expecting, I offered to help her decorate her nursery. She found the colors and patterns but could never seem to find wall art that struck her fancy. I noticed a stack of baby cards with their cute pictures and soft colors that happened to match her nursery.

I had wooden pique floor tiles from a recent remodeling project and decided to put them to use.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Decoupage medium
  • Sponge brush
  • Latex paint of your choice of color
  • Wood squares (your choice of size) or you can use foam board that you can mat and frame for a more traditional look
  • Baby cards, wrapping paper, etc.
  • Craft Scissors
  • Sandpaper - fine grit
  • Clear coat
  • Picture hooks

How to Assemble:

  • First, choose the cards that match your nursery theme.
  • Either cut out the shape or cut off the front portion of card
  • Prime your wood squares and allow to dry
  • Lightly sand and clean with tack cloth
  • Paint at least 2 coats of your choice of color allowing to dry between coats
  • Using decoupage medium, affix your card front or cutout to your wooden squares
  • Allow decoupage medium to dry thoroughly
  • Apply a coat of decoupage medium over entire square and allow to dry thoroughly
  • Seal with clear coat
  • Affix picture hook to back of square and hang!

This is a great way to use the cards given to you by friends and family as well as to save money and make a one-of-a-kind wall art for your baby's nursery.

If you have tried this project, feel free to send us your pictures!