Easy Nursery Decor Ideas (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone 

I have an altered project up on the Echo Park Blog today using your fabulous Echo Park supplies to decorate some items for a nursery or childs room.  

This Toy Box Mini-Theme has some of the most gorgeous white based papers I have seen in a long time. They are both bright and muted at the same time – I urge you to take a closer look here.  I have used these papers as a base to create a Door Hanger and a Switch Plate Cover

Door Hanger

I found a shaped cardboard hanger in the dollar store, but you could easily cut your own any shape you like. I sanded and painted the edges white as they were pretty ugly to start with, and then applied glue to the card and pressed the paper firmly on top. When dry (DO NOT try and cut until the glue is dry) – cut around using a very sharp knife and use fine grit sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.

Use the stickers to decorate your door hanger. I used the alpha stickers from the Paradise Beach Collection to spell the name and they matched perfectly.

Switch Plate Cover

I picked up this cover in the hardware store and it only took a few minutes to convert it into a cool piece of room décor! I cut a piece of paper to size, glued it to the cover and then when dry, cut out the centre hole with a sharp knife. Again, I used sandpaper (very fine) to smooth the edges of the paper for a finished look. I then sealed the paper with a layer of glossy mod-podge to give it a shine and a little more protection as now it can be gently wiped with a damp cloth too.

Mounting the stickers with dimensional tape just adds a little lift and here is a tip for working with stickers.. as soon as I take them off the sheet I coat the sticky side with talc. This removes all the stick and lets you play around with the placement before reattaching with regular adhesive. It will cut down on wasting your valuable stickers, especially as I find the Echo Park ones to be fabulously sticky!!

Hope you have enjoyed these – please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking this project up to these websites here

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  • Reply Christine June 27, 2012 at 2:47 AM

    Great idea! Love how you coordinated the papers and stickers!

  • Reply Nan @ Playful Decor June 30, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Hi Lowri, I just found you from TT&J link party – I love these ideas! My blog is for nurseries & kids decor and I'd love to feature this. I'm always looking for fun, innovative and cute ideas. Please email me at PlayfulDecor (at) gmail (dot) com to let me know your preferences on a feature. Talk soon, Nan

  • Reply Debra Kapellakis July 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Absolutely perfect!

  • Reply Michelle@Somedaycrafts July 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Thanks for sharing with us on Someday Crafts! We will be featuring your project tomorrow evening at 6pm EST on our blog. Thanks for the inspriation!

  • Reply Lizzy Mac July 16, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    Oooh I love the theme you chose! I have been thinking about decorating my girls' switch plate covers too.

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