The Elephant in the Room

When we started thinking about how to decorate George’s room, I knew that I wanted something simple but also unique and personal to us. Most of our art in our house is homemade, and I wanted the same for George’s nursery.

I saw a few things on Pinterest, and then thought about our wedding guest book and combined the ideas.


We thought it would be cute to do something similar with our kids and the baby showers.

So I tried my hand at drawing and painting.

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I made a stencil for the elephant.

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I tried doing the potato stamp for the balloons, but it did not work. I resorted to making an oval stencil and traced balloons all over. As I painted in the ovals, I added the little balloon knot with the paint brush. I kind of randomly alternated the blue and orange.

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My mom then helped with the strings. We just used a thin point sharpie to make the strings and the features on the elephant.


We had silver and black sharpies for the shower guests to sign a little note for George. In hindsight, I wish we would have only used one color of sharpie, but it still is great none the less.


Once George was born, my mom painted the date and his name on it. She has a much steadier hand than I do.


Now this hangs over his crib.


I really love how it turned out. It is super easy, and I love the personal messages.

Have you made art for your home?

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