Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nursery Cardboard Art: Tibetan mountain with flag garland

So, I stenciled some clouds on nursery walls.

But it definitely wasn't enough. White walls are great, they add light and space, but they're so... white. I needed decorations. And I had this piece of cardboard box.

Reasons why I love cardboard:
1. you always can find it somewhere in your house;
2. it's large and free;
3. it's easy to work with;
4. it has its own lovely, crafty texture.

For the art like this you'll need: 2 pieces of cardboard (1 large and 1 small for mountain), a sheet of white paper (plain printer a4), twine or string, colored paper, hot glue & glue stick, crayons. You also need to find an airplane silhouette you like, print it on colored paper and cut out. Or you can skip the plane. Garland will do just fine.

First, take blue crayon from your kid's stash and color the cardboard, the thicker the better. I colored only the area I needed, and cut the rest after finishing whole piece.
As you can see, my mountain is a corner of cardboard sheet, rotated 45º. Color mountain with pencil (not black crayon, it's too dark). Roughly cut out the snowy top and glue it to mountain. Draw and cut out some clouds.


Making garland will take most of your time. Cut out some pieces of colored paper, approx 2x0,5 inches. Bend it over twine, glue, let dry, and then cut out the "v"-s to make fish-tails. 

Arrange all the details on large cardboard, and glue them down. Tuck the twine ends under mountain top. 


I just hot-glued the whole thing to the wall.

That's it! - the big bright spot I needed at our messy, messy white nursery.

   

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