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Make your own customizable art | Easy DIY Kids Nursery Art

When we were having our first child we looked around for inspiration for artwork. We didn’t know the baby’s sex, so we didn’t want to pigeon-hole ourselves with something too sweet or too boyish. At the time, scrapbooking was pretty huge and I LOVED all of the patterns available. So I came up with this idea for ABC art. This artwork is easily customizable to match the decor of your child’s room by simply picking scrapbook paper that matches your colour scheme.

By: Janet


Total Time Required: 2 hours

Materials and Tools Required: 

– 3 Frames, Ikea Ribba $14.99, 16.5″ x 20.5″

– 3 pieces of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, Michaels, $.99

-8.5″ x 11″ Black or dark plain paper

-light coloured textured paper approx. 16″ x 20″

-glue stick


– printer



First, choose three different types of animals that you would like to feature (preferably with short names!). Then search the internet for silhouettes of your chosen animals and print out approximately 10″ wide. Choose a font to typeset the animal names, start with the longest and print out approximately 8″ wide. Lay your print outs on top of your scrapbook paper and cut out each animal and the first letter of each word. Next cut out the remaining letters from your black paper. Align all elements on your textured, light-coloured paper. Make sure to look at them all side by side so that your type and images all align. Glue in place using a glue stick, then place in frames and hang!

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  1. So cute! I love how the first letter is the same fabric as the animal.

    January 7, 2014

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