Krista Peterson is the creative force behind Lazy Saturdays, one of our favorite lifestyle DIY blogs. Her projects are always whimsical and accessible and we couldn’t wait to see what she would do with her Caravan Shoppe goodies. (Spoiler alert: It turned out delightfully awesome.)
I’ve been trying to give our nursery a fresh look recently. The moment I saw The Zoo: Watercolor Animals, I knew they were going in my son’s room. I love a lot of color, and wanted to add a frame of a bright hue around the animals before I hung them up. Using only wood, paint, Mod Podge, and a bit of hardware, I made some plaques with these adorable prints and they look wonderful in our nursery!
I decided to make my plaques from plywood. This wood is both cheap and gives a fun texture to the finished product. You can use any type of wood though. Cut your wood into four 6X8″ pieces and sand the edges. This size will give you a one inch border around the print. Give your wood a couple coats of a fun colored paint and let dry completely. Once dry, use Mod Podge to attach the print to the wood. Make sure to coat the sides as well. I found it worked best to cover the wood first, then while still wet, place the print and give it another coat. Let the Mod Podge dry completely. Attach a sawtooth hanger to the back (found at hardware stores). Hang your new plaques on the wall, go grab your baby, and show them your amazing work!
Some fun variations would be to use a couple different colors of paint, cut the wood larger for more color, or cut the wood in a variety of shapes. Have fun with this project! I have loved this update to our nursery! My son thinks I’m brilliant. And isn’t that all that matters?
Written by Krista from Lazy Saturdays