Decorating a Boy’s Room with Birthday Cards
|September 13, 2012||Posted by bett4293 under Crafts, Decorating, Kids|
My son is a big sports fan and plays T-ball. In keeping with his interests, I am in the process of decorating his room. He picked out bedding which has a baseball, soccer, basketball and football on it. I agreed figuring this should last him for a while. If he picks up a new sport, it will probably be one of those four. I did not want to spend a lot of money on wall art for his room. While shopping for birthday cards I came up with a solution. I found birthday cards that looked like a football and baseball. I decided why not try decorating a boy’s room with Birthday cards. I have tried to find a card in the shape of a basketball and/or soccer ball. When I find it, I’ll swap out one of the baseballs.
Here’s what I used:
2 baseball cards
1 football card
Construction paper – I picked blue and brown to go with his room.
Frames – I happened to have 8×10 frames already at home.
Here’s what I did:
I cut the construction paper to fit inside the frame.
I taped the back of the card to the center of the construction paper. I turned the cards on an angle.
I placed the construction paper with the card attached inside the frame.
Then I hang them on the wall.
You can use any type of card. I have seen cards in the shape of flowers which I though would look nice in a girl’s room. You could also put the framed card on a table top or on a ledge. Another thought I had was to use scrap booking paper instead of construction paper behind the card. The options are endless and depend on the look you are going for. There are many other craft projects you can do with greeting cards.
I recently learned that St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will recycle old greeting cards. Check out more information about the program here.
As you can see from the photo, I still have another wall to decorate. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them.