Feb 24, 2013

Easy 5 Minute Kid's Room Art

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share with you a quick project (if you could even call it that- really it's so easy!) that I did a couple weeks back for my daughter's room.

Lily just loves owls! And who can blame her? They are so awesome! (She has an owl and birds wall decal in her room that I did for her way before she was born; you can see a picture of it in my Toy Organization Post) and I've been wanting to incorporate more owl art in her room.

Rewind to her 2nd birthday party in September, and this little guy came into the picture:



Adorable, right? Sadly, this gift bag would have been thrown away if 1.) my daughter wouldn't have loved it as much as she loved the toy cash register that came inside it, and if 2.) my creative brain wheels didn't start going. Which of course both ended up happening! I assume the bag was quite happy about that! The thought of this beauty piled with trash in a dump just doesn't seem right!!

So, 5 months went by and this little guy remained stored inside my china cabinet, until I came across it again and remembered, "Oh yea, I was supposed to do something with this!" 

Two white frames were added to my shopping list and on my next trip to Target (one of my happiest places on earth) I came home with two of these:

They were on sale for under $2 each!!!! (I only took a picture of one since I had already taken the other one apart...yeah, sometimes I get way ahead of myself.)
I just cut my two favorite sections of the bag to fit the 8 X 10 frames, placed them inside and Voila! Instant owl art for my little beauty! 


She was so appreciative too! She too had forgotten about the bag, so when I showed her these she said, "You make it Mom? Ooooh, pretty. Thanks Mom.!" She could have asked for anything in that moment and I would have given it to her.....or DIY'd it for her.


And here are her little owl friends on her wall, just above her bed:




Easy enough, right? So the next time your little one (or you) get a gift bag with a cool design, don't toss it! Frame it! I've even been on the lookout to buying gift bags solely for this purpose!

Thank you so much for reading! 


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I am linking to these awesome linky parties:
 
The Best Blog Recipes, Diana Rambles, Chic On A ShoeString Decorating, Life on Lakeshore Drive,
Dear Creatives, One She Two She(Or So She Says), While He Was Napping, Sassy Little Lady, The Gingerbread House, I Should Be Mopping The Floor

31 comments:

Hanzy ReginaPhalange said...

Hun you are so creative! Your daughter is very lucky to have a mum like you! xx

Selene Galindo said...

Thanks Hanzy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

So darn cute and THRIFTY too!! Stop by today and grab my featured button (it's located under my header) for your blog. Yes...you have been featured at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

Blessings,
Linda

Selene Galindo said...

Thank you Linda! And thanks for the feature! It means a lot to me:)

bodhismum said...

Oh these are gorgeous! I wish Target would sell their frames that cheaply where I live. Never mind, the discount store down the road will come to the rescue :)

Selene Galindo said...

Thank you so much! Target was having a great sale on a lot of their frames at the time so I had to buy them!
Thanks for stopping by!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Too cute! Genius!

Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

Selene Galindo said...

Thanks Jenna!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

That a great idea! Turned out great ;)
Jamie

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Jamie! Thank you so much! And thanks for being my newest follower; it's very much appreciated :)

Heidi said...

That is so cute and clever!! I actually am in middle of making a photo wall collage and picked up two of those frames for about $2 too!!! But unfortunately mine weren't white so I painted them :)

Selene Galindo said...

Thanks Heidi! Target sales are the best! I'm glad you liked this idea! Thanks for stopping by!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Oh how fun! that is the cutest fabric ever!

hugs x
Crystelle

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Crystelle! They're actually gift bags.

Jacquelyn Karlic said...

Hi! Followed you over from The Gingerbread Blog Sat link-up. I love, love, love this idea! I still have so many baby shower gift bags sitting in the closet of my 15 month old daughter's bedroom. I may put this idea to use whenever we have baby #2 for their nursery. Following you via GFC.

Jackie
www.thenonmarthamomma.com

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Jacquelyn! Thank you...happy you liked it!!!! And thanks for being a follower! I just followed you too!!

Mariel said...

So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Mariel! Thanks so much! I've actually already linked up to your party!! Thanks for the invite!

Marie bloominghomestead said...

So adorable! I love re purposing things especially when they turn out so cute! Thanks so much for linking up.

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Super cute idea! I love easy projects that I can finish in one day :)

Thanks for sharing @The Weekend re-Treat!

Hope you have a great week!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Shauna! You have an awesome week as well!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Marie! Thank you so much!

Kathy Moody said...

This is so adorable! I am an owl fanatic, and I love those owls! Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Love seeing your amazing creations.
Hugs
Kathy

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

How adorable! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.

Theresa said...

Super cute & great idea! I love the whimsical illustrations. Thanks for linking up & sharing @ DearCreatives.com Hope you are having a great week.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Kathy! I'm quite fond of them myself too! Have an awesome weekend!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Diana! Thank you so much!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Theresa! You have an awesome weekend!

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