One of the decor elements that we created were canvas animal silhouettes that we hung along the wall. I love these, and so does my son. He wakes up many mornings pointing to them. He will point to one, I say "goose," and then he goes down the line, pointing to each, waiting for me to name the animals. The pointing always ends with the Big Buck. Not a silhouette, but definitely his favorite animal in the room.
Doe, Squirrel, Bear, Moose, and Goose.
I can't take credit for those darling bear paw hooks. Gotta love Target.
There wasn't enough room for the bunny, so we put him on a different wall.
Oh, and that clock! I love that clock. Once again, thanks Target.
That's the big buck.
The view from Henry's train table. Excuse me. The view from his "choo-choo."
The moose is my favorite.
And here is how we made them:
- I bought blank canvases from the craft store. I think they are each 9" x 11".
- We painted each one (we mixed a shade of green that complimented his room).
- I used Google Images to find silhouettes of each animal. I Googled terms such as "moose silhouette" and searched for images that best captured a silhouette.
- I enlarged each picture (silhouette) to 8" x 10" and printed them.
- I cut out the silhouettes and traced them (with pencil) on the painted canvases (once the canvases were dry).
- With brown paint, we filled in the trace marks.
And that's it! So simple. And so perfect for our son's room.