Thursday, March 10, 2011

Paper Wall Animals!

I have less than 6 months to put together a gender neutral nursery. This may sound like a long time but with everything else going on I'm starting to at least get some inspiration going. I've decorated a baby girl's nursery and that was fun and actually quite easy. This time around we don't know if it's a girl or boy so here we go. I have of course looked to Sarah Richardson for ideas. One thing she did recently was added a vintage wall decal to a child's room. It looked great but they are hard to find and pricey. I came across this idea and even though I'm not the craftiest of people, I'm going to give it a whirl. All I have to do is cut out the stencils and find some funky wrapping paper to use. Easy right?! I'll keep you posted on the results. Here is a pic below of what I'm referring to. I'm liking this colour palette of greens, blues, white and black - then once we know just add a bit more blue or a dash of pink! Enjoy...

Style at Home

This is a fresh way of decorating your child’s room using vibrant materials you have around the house. Download these stencils then follow the steps below.

Tools and Supplies:
  • Old wrapping paper, old wallpaper remnants
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Non toxic craft glue
  • Smoothing tool or credit card
How To:
  1. Using animal stencils or using your own design, trace your desired animal shape onto the back of the chose wallpaper or wrapping paper
  2. Cut out the shapes
  3. Using the craft glue generously coat the back of the shapes
  4. Stick the shape to the wall where you would like it and smooth out any excess glue and bubbles with the smoothing tool working from the centre of the shape outwards.


  1. Oh yay!!! Congratulations to you! I love this idea for a gender-neutral nursery, can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. I love these wallpaper animals - they're so whimsical and charming. Can't wait to see what you put together!!!

  3. Congratulations!! Will look so cute I think :)

  4. Great idea! I love that you can use decorative wallpaper or wrapping paper for this project! It will turn out lovely.

  5. Congratulations on the little one! :)
    I think the animals are so cute and lovely! Definitely gender neutral nursery, and the color of the walls are perfect! :)

  6. I really love paper wall animals.
    Kids Wall Decor