DIY: Make the Cutest Nursery Wall Art!

This piece is definitely a show stopper! Perfect for all ages, she can appreciate this beautiful piece on her wall all the way through her high school years.

I started this project after searching for nursery decor ideas on Pinterest and coming across several examples of adorable floral wall art. Initially I looked to order a custom design for Saylor, but found that the sizes I wanted were exceedingly expensive, often costing more than $700-$800! As always is the case, I wasn’t going to settle on my design dreams, so I decided to get creative. I talked with my husband and together we came up with a plan to create one of our own – and for less than a quarter of the cost! I have gotten a lot of interest regarding this project so I have decided to share the steps below! We will cover the major steps, but for more details, please feel free to reach out and I’ll do my best to answer any questions.

I also would love to get your feedback on how it went if you do decide to try it!

The finished product!

What you’ll need:

  • 3′ x 4′ plywood board (I got mine from Home Depot and they usually will cut it to size for free)
    • This is the size we chose based on the measurements of the dresser it was going to be hanging over. You can choose your own!
  • Wood trim molding
    • This is what you will use to make the frame – so pick a design you love!
  • Paint or spray paint
    • We went with a white matte spray paint
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun or finishing nails
  • Wood filler
  • Drop cloth
  • Hanging device for the finished product
    • We used a Z bar hanger (Amazon)
  • Drill and screws
  • Acrylic name sign (Etsy)
  • Gorilla or super glue
  • Round wooden dowels (this is to elevate the acrylic sign off the board)
    • You’ll want these to be hidden, so size will vary based on how thick your sign is
  • Circular saw (or similar)
  • Staple gun
  • Flowers
    • I got mine from Michael’s and Amazon. Feel free to find your own!
Adding the flowers to the board

Important tips:

Figure out where you will be placing the sign. I decided to hang it over her dresser, which is about 57” wide and decided that 3′ x 4′ would be the ideal fit. Don’t forget to include the width of your frame in your final measurements.

It can be hard to secure the sign to the dowels and we struggled with this for a while. We eventually found that placing something relatively firm, but not too heavy, on top of the dowels did the trick. We used a few medium sized magazines and gentle pressure to distribute the force evenly to all of the dowels.

Securing the flowers to the sign can be tough as well. We initially started with a hot glue gun but quickly found it to be difficult to get all of them to hold when we put the sign upright. We also made a bit of a mess and it took forever. We switched to a staple gun, and because of the thickness and layered look of the flowers/petals you really couldn’t see the staples at all.

Hope you enjoyed this! Don’t forget to send me your creations!

Xo,

Josie

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