Good morning! Today I am sharing a new project from my son’s room. I have had these four black frames for a few years sitting in a closet. A couple years ago, I had four costume designs featured in a gallery, and when the gallery was changing over, my designs were returned to me in these nice black frames. I knew I wanted to use them for my son’s room, and for the longest time, I wanted to paint something to fill them. I haven’t been able to decide what to paint nor have I found the time, so when I found this fun Dr. Seuss fabric at Joann’s, I knew it was perfect.
This was such a quick project –seriously, it took me just one naptime! I love that I can sub these out as Bugaboo grows up and I won’t feel bad at all! My son loves Dr. Seuss and loves reading the stories with my husband at night. He was obsessed with The Lorax and my poor husband was walking around repeating the story non-stop as it was permanently stuck in his head! I let Bugaboo choose the four stories he wanted from the yard of fabric. He loves his new wall art. It took me twice as long to hang the pictures evenly as it did to create the artwork, so be sure to leave yourself ample time for hanging!
Supplies Needed for Dr. Seuss Fabric Wall Art
- Dr. Seuss fabric (I found mine at Joann Fabrics and it’s also available on Etsy here)
- Four 11″x14″ frames
- Four white matte boards for 11″x14″ frames with an 8″x10″ opening
- Cardstock in four coordinating colors
- Tape, scissors, ruler
Step 1: Choose the Dr. Seuss books you want to feature from the fabric. Cut them out carefully after giving the fabric a good press.
Step 2: The books on the Dr. Seuss fabric are smaller than the 8″x10″ openings in the matte board. To resolve this, I added strips of colored paper on the sides of each matte board to make the opening fit the books.
For each picture, cut two 2″ wide strips of cardstock from a coordinating color. The strips of paper will hang over into the opening of the matte board by 3/8″ so you will see a 3/8″ strip of colored paper along each side.
Mark 3/8″ for each side on the back of the matte board. The photos below show where to do your markings. You will be able to easily line up your paper this way so an even 3/8″ shows.
Step 3: Tape or glue the strips of cardboard to the matte board on the back side. Tape each fabric book to the matte board and you are all finished!
I love how these turned out and how easy they were to put together! They are perfect for my son’s room and he loves seeing a few of his favorite books hanging in his room. The rhino bookends were from the craft section at Target and came unfinished. I painted them with bright coordinating colors and they look so cute on his dresser. They hold Bugaboo’s Lift-the-Flap books, which he really likes having in a special spot. I do hope to change the lampshade at some point. I love this Star Cutout Shade from Pottery Barn Kids which is a beautiful blue. Slowly but surely, Bugaboo’s room is coming together! :)