Nursery Wall Hangings

by HEAB on September 29, 2010

I’ve been working on some paintings for the nursery today and wanted to share my little project with you guys. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on paintings or framed prints. Instead, simply go to Home Depot and look for this pink styrofoam in the building materials aisle…


It comes in one big sheet for about $12.00. I always find someone in the store to cut it into 4 panels for me so that I can fit it in my car.

Next, I pulled the plastic off that covers each side and cut out 4 big circles with an X-Acto knife. Then I painted them to match the crib quilt.


Crib bedding from Land of Nod


I used acrylic paints.


The finished products

To mount on wall, simply hammer a thin nail through the styrofoam. There you go, wall hangings, HEAB style. πŸ™‚


Melissa R October 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

How did I miss these? ADORABLE!!!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Thanks Melissa. πŸ™‚

charlotte October 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

BRILLIANT! They are adorable and your painting skillz are enviable:)

katie October 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

omg how adorable and creative as ever!!

i cant wait to see the room when its all done!!!!

HEAB October 2, 2010 at 11:33 am

Thanks Katie. Me either. Hoping to finish it up this weekend. πŸ™‚

Rowie October 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

So cute! What a great idea. I love your creativity!

HEAB October 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

Thanks Rowie. πŸ™‚

Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome September 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

OH MY!! I LOVE the owl one! Is it strange that I want one for my own bedroom, ha!

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

No, I don’t think so. πŸ™‚

natalie (the sweets life) September 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

love love love!!! these are adorable! πŸ™‚

Michelle September 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Very cute. You are so clever.

Sally September 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

That is a really cool and creative idea! Did you use any sort of a pattern or picture to trace the animals on the styrofoam or did you do it free-hand? If you did it free-hand, I am immensely jealous πŸ™‚ Mine would have looked like a hot mess.

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Thanks Sally! It was free-hand. πŸ™‚

lena September 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

totally awesome! you are very creative! (:

when will HEABlet be arriving? (: can’t wait to see your HEABlet! ((:

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

Thanks Lena! The HEABlet is due to arrive on November 18…we can’t wait to see her either. πŸ™‚

Ana September 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

Nice job with the painting Heather, really cute!! Heablet is already the luckiest baby girl!

Felicia September 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

what a good idea! can’t wait to see pics of the final room πŸ™‚ you guys must be so excited and anxious!

Sarah B September 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

So awesome! You’re little one is going to be one lucky gal πŸ™‚

Natalia - a side of simple September 30, 2010 at 9:27 am

Ah this is adorable! Lovin’ it. Thanks for posting!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods September 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

Freakin adorable.

Tracy September 30, 2010 at 8:52 am

Well done, Heather!! I love the idea of a personal addition to the nursery instead of all store-bought decor! Love the jungle theme, too.

Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

Ahh you’re so talented!!! I bet the finished nursery is going to be adorable.

nicole September 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

That is sooooo adorable! I have ZERO creative ability when it comes to art. As a writer I can paint a million dollar picture but to actually try to draw/cut/paint that picture?? Umm no. I can barely draw a stick figure! SO stinkin cute. Love it!!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

Babies get the cutest bedroom dΓ©cor. I would totally hang those in my bedroom!

Rayna Mazer September 30, 2010 at 7:55 am

I love it Heather ! i think the baby blanket i gave you this summer even matches perfectly with the monkey:) i love the colors

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

It does! I washed the blanket this past weekend, and it is so soft. Can’t wait to wrap the HEABlet up in it. πŸ™‚

Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) September 30, 2010 at 7:53 am

Adorable! Next time I get a hankering to order from Pottery Barn Kids, I’m coming to you Heather to re-create Heab-style. Love it!

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:30 am

Thanks Andrea…Pottery Barn Kids is a danger zone for me. Their stuff is so freakin’ adorable!

denise September 30, 2010 at 7:37 am

The wall hangings are adorable! What a great idea πŸ™‚ I’m sure the Heablet will love them!

Justine September 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

You’re quite the artist, Heather! Those animals are too cute. πŸ™‚

eatmovelove September 30, 2010 at 7:03 am

Yet another talent. You are going to have so much fun with that little one in the kitchen and with arts and crafts! Love the “home-made” uniqueness of it.

rachael September 30, 2010 at 6:51 am

So cute!!

Annie@stronghealthyfit September 30, 2010 at 6:19 am

So, so cute! I absolutely love the animal theme.

Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun September 30, 2010 at 6:15 am

Love the wall hangings! So cute and so creative! πŸ™‚

Little Bookworm September 30, 2010 at 3:41 am

Such a creative idea, and the wall hangings look lovely! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the comment on my blog. I had some of the chocolate almond butter this morning in my breakfast and it is lovely! πŸ™‚

Jess September 30, 2010 at 1:10 am

those are adorable!!

jenika September 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

oh my god. those paintings are too cute to handle.

Shelby September 30, 2010 at 12:07 am

Oh my gosh, those are adorable!!!

Maren September 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

This is all Martha Stewart and Home and Garden TV status!

Namaste Gurl September 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Cute, Heather– I knew you wouldn’t have a problem creating amazing decorations πŸ™‚

alli September 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm

CLEVER! you are such a crafty mama. your little heablet will love to have something her mama made, too. much more special than something store bought πŸ™‚

Heather September 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm

How frickin cute are those?! I LOVE the owl! I think it shows that much more love for the little HEABlet when things are made by hand. Awww!

Kristie September 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Oh my gosh, you creative momma you. Those are adorable!

clare September 29, 2010 at 10:27 pm

ok baby crafts= AWESOME! need more of this stuff on your blog. YAYAYA!!

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

Thanks Clare, I used to do crafty stuff all the time, and I miss it. I really should do more!

Caitlin (EatFeats) September 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm

That is so adorable. I am very non-maternal (pregnancy, labor, passing on my genes AH), but all your fun baby stuff even makes me excited…so I can only imagine how thrilled you must be!

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

Thanks Caitlin! Yeah, we’re pretty excited. πŸ™‚

Ellen September 29, 2010 at 9:57 pm

those are so cute! love it. i just found out that my sister’s pregnant with my first niece or nephew so i really love seeing all these heablet posts πŸ™‚ so exciting!

btw- i made that cake with pumpkin and almond flour, topped it with goats milk yogurt and honey. it is addictive!

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

Many congrats to your sister. You’re going to be an aunt – so exciting! πŸ™‚ And yes, that poundcake is highly addictive. I can’t wait to make it again!

Dana September 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm

So cute! What a great idea. I’ll have to keep that in mind for when I have little ones some day.

jennifer September 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Great job! Very cute!! I love the little owl’s googly eyes!! he he

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan September 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Too cute! I love the penguin-lookin’ guy!

Mandiee September 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

What a creative idea, Heather! The little animals you painted are so cute; I’m sure the little HEABlet will be happy whenever she looks at them :).

Have a lovely day!

Alyssa September 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

SO. CUTE!!!!!!!

Cat September 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Adorable Heather! I love it!!!

Claire C September 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Fabulous idea!!you’re such a talent with food and crafts.I love the owl:-)cc

Krystina September 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm

How adorable!!

Maya September 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Those are the sweetest decorations! And, though I like pink quite a bit, I love how the colors of heablet’s room won’t be pink, pink, pink ya know?

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

Oh yes, I know. Some pink is okay, but I couldn’t handle rocking the HEABlet to sleep in a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. πŸ˜‰

Katie September 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

An artist and a food blogger – a woman of many talents, you are!

Kristina @ spabettie September 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm

this is the CUTEST thing EVER !! so unique and did I say CUTE !?? πŸ˜€

Lindsey September 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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Hope you have a great day!

Stefanie September 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Those are cute. It adds a personal touch to the HEABlets room.

Ariffa September 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

those are so cute! lucky little heablet

Rachael September 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Very cute – DIY for life!
That’s a pretty sweet quilt…I wish they made ’em for adult-sized beds!

Kaitlin With Honey September 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm

So. Adorable. Oh my goodness.

melissa @ the delicate place September 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

ahhh how cute are those?! and bargain priced! just my style πŸ™‚

gigi September 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm

those are adorable!!

Shannon September 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

how awesome!!

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

That is such a wonderful idea!! I’m sure your little HEABlet is going to adore it, especially when she’s old enough to appreciate her baby photos and her loving nursery. πŸ˜€ Very creative, I like it!

homecookedem September 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm

SO cute and so creative!! You are so talented!! I haven’t done a THING to our baby’s nursery… just supervising! haha!! πŸ˜‰

Claire September 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Ingenious! Wish I could do that in my rental, but I will give painting a go (I’m a horrible artist) as I set up the nursery after we move when our baby GIRL(!) is ~3 four months. (just found out the sex yesterday!) πŸ˜€

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

Congrats, and yay for baby girls. So exciting!!! πŸ™‚

Marisa @ Loser for Life September 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Look at you, crafty girl!!! They look adorable, Heather! Little HEABlet is gonna love them πŸ™‚

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Super cute! My only problem would be… I cannot draw a cirlcle, i cannot draw, let alone paint, and well.. i’m just not artistic! But you’re fantastic!!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm

What a cute idea! I bet you’re having so much fun with all this.

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

Heather, I am. πŸ™‚

LesleyG September 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

What a lovely DIY! Great job!

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood September 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Uhhh, the owl’s eyes are crooked… give it to me instead πŸ˜‰ LOL, just kidding πŸ™‚

They’re beautiful! <3

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Heather those are so adorable! The owl is by far my favorite πŸ™‚

You should do a giveaway with those!

Cherie September 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Love it!! I love crafts and art projects.

Stacy @ Student of Healthy Living September 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Oh my word that is super cute! Very creative πŸ™‚ You really great artistic skills, I especially love the elephant. When it times to transition from baby room to toddler and so forth, it will make it that much easier πŸ™‚ Seriously awesome job!

Talia @ Texas Gunslinger September 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Too cute! That baby HEABlet will be stylin’ in her crib! HA! πŸ™‚

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Awe they look super cute! While Tony is an artist, I never ask for his work to be hung on our walls…he is way too critical of himself. I looks great Heather!

Sarah R September 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

How adorable, and what a creative idea. My husband would be totally impressed if I started going to Home Depot for my crafting. And that quilt is too cute… off to check out Land of Nod… I may be in trouble!

HEAB September 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

Sarah R
Warning: STAY AWAY FROM LAND OF NOD…hehe, I did get in trouble. πŸ˜‰

Lauren @ WWoB September 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Sweet jesus could you get any cuter?!

Maren September 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

What a creative idea! I love it! You are such a good artist! What an inexpensive piece of art…that has your special touch! πŸ™‚

Cynthia (It All Changes) September 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm

That is so ingenious and inexpensive. Amazing!

Hands in Namaste September 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm

The little heablet is going to have the BEST room πŸ™‚

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