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Bumper Artwork

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have found the perfect baby bedding! It’s cute and the price was right.

The price was so right, in fact, that I decided it was ok to hack apart the bumper and make it into artwork for the baby’s room. Take a look!

First, I cut out sections of the argyle print:

The Argyle Bumper with sections removed

The Argyle Bumper with sections removed

Next, I used 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive to attach sections of the fabric to heavy paper:

Gluing the fabric to the backing

Gluing the fabric to the backing

Then, I took the matting out of the frame (from Michael’s):

Cute Square frames from Michael's

Cute Square frames from Michael's

I cleaned the glass–both sides!

Cleaning the Glass

Cleaning the Glass

You can’t see it very well, but I just centered the pattern and taped the fabric (on the paper backing) to the mat:

Taping the fabric to the mat

Taping the fabric to the mat

And…Viola! I put the fabric and the mat into the frame. It looks pretty good, if I don’t say so myself!

The finished product

The finished product

Here are all three of the pieces that we’re going to hang above the crib. Kabe has assured me that he can secure them to the wall so that they won’t fall down on our little one! I’m so happy with the finished project! I packed it up with the piles of baby stuff that is ready to move into the new house.

Argyle Artwork

Argyle Artwork

The next bumper project is going to be turning the other side of the bumper into valances for the windows!

Soon-to-be-Valances

Soon-to-be-Valances

4 Comments

  1. Ooooh! These turned out great! Really, really cute!

  2. How clever are you!

  3. Thanks! I thought it was fun. :)

  4. Yay! I can’t wait to get them up in his room.

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