58 thoughts on “Girls! We Could SO Do This!

  1. Pat says:

    I saw them too and have the supplies to make mine ready and waiting. I’m going to try using some old wall paper scraps I have for the birds. I also saw some cute chaulk boards cut into shapes. I think I’ll try that next. If you do it yourself its like 1/4 the price or less, plus you can personalize the colors/patterns. I found a recipe for making colored chaulkboard paint (I wanted pink) on Martha Stewart’s website.

  2. kellie says:

    When I saw those I thought that very same thing!
    My 8 y.o. daughter is obsessed with Paris right now (the city, not the heiress) and I was thinking I might be able to do an Eiffel Tower type thing with this concept for her bedroom.
    You may have just given me the motivation to really do it!
    Happy Monday!

  3. janet says:

    I am very amused at your last sentence. It’s just what I would have said to end a post like this. But, I’m slowly changing. I do have directions of yours on how to make baby gifts. that’s one step closer to being crafty.

  4. Jeni says:

    Ooh, that would be just the thing for my daughter’s room, and of course I could customize it in her colors…what a great idea!
    If I end up doing it, I’ll send you a picture! πŸ™‚

  5. Amy says:

    I LOVE this idea. I could really do this, but I’d probably do jungle animals to go with our nursery that will hopefully be in use before too many more months! I’ll add the supplies to my shopping list for the fabric store…

  6. allysha says:

    Okay. For a minute I thought you were in the magazine and I was awed and confused. Not that I wouldn’t put your picture in PBK, but you know…

  7. april says:

    Wow! I need some supplies! I could do frogs for my oldest girl, ladybugs for baby girl, and not sure about my son. Those top blocks would be really cute using initials.

  8. suzanne says:

    I just said on my blog that if I won the Lottery, I’d have PB Kids come decorate my kids’ room like the catalog!
    I love the look of their products but I cannot give up the money it requires. I am SO cheap….
    I think you’re right: you have some crafty readers. Someone can make one of these and then do a blogg-giveaway and let ME win.

  9. pam says:

    I am so in on this one. I’ve got lots of scrap fabric lying around and canvases are $5 or so at Big Lots. Let me fiddle with it for a little bit, and I’ll show you my attempts when I won’t embarrass myself. : )

  10. Andrea says:

    I was just thinking the same thing! All you need to do is cut out the silhouettes and put them on some pretty paper. Lovely idea!

  11. Anna says:

    Oooh! I love PB and PBK, but alas, too expensive for me. If someone makes these, PLEASE post directions for those of us who are craft-challenged, ie, ME!

  12. jen says:

    Clarification… coz I am totally doing this… is the whole thing covered with fabric, or is it painted and then the stuff added on?

  13. Liberty says:

    I have a question that is totally off topic. Last year you had a giveaway for handpainted signs and I was wondering if you had the website of the woman who makes them because I would like to order one. Thanks!

  14. Say says:

    I do that all the time – see ideas in the store and think, hey I can do that!!! And then I buy the supplies and they sit. And sit… πŸ™‚

  15. Crystal says:

    I think that very same thing every time I go in to Pottery Barn. Have you ever seen their little square canvases with the letters painted on them (so you can spell kid’s names, or whatever)? So simple, so cheap to make and yet priced outrageously!! If I ever have time between blogging and scrapbooking (oh, yeah, and raising 3 kids and running my household)I’m totally going to try it.

  16. Amy loves Bud says:

    My daughter and I watched Anna Maria Horner demonstrate this on Martha STewart, and we’ve decided to do these for a craft/party favor for her birthday this summer.
    They are very cute!

  17. Becky says:

    That is hilarious! I ripped that page out of the catelog and went on a 10 minute rant to my husband about how I could DO that myself!!

  18. Susan says:

    Hi Shannon,
    I’ve been reading your blog for over a year so I know you are a fellow Lost watcher. Anyway, my husband showed me this YouTube video and if you haven’t seen it, you should! Very funny!

  19. Courtney W says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Thank you sooo much for posting this – I’m going to make some for my neice! πŸ™‚

  20. disty says:

    I am constantly amazed at what people will buy at ridiculous prices! I hate to go to places like that because I’m always knocking their stuff! “Oh, I would never pay that. I could make that for $3!” Then I never do, but that’s beside the point.

  21. Kate says:

    OK, I totally think this is a feasible do-it-yourself project. My only question: What do you think is the best method to get the designs (birds, flowers, etc) to attach to the canvas? Doesn’t seem like you could sew it. Seems like glue would show through…I know there must be an easy answer, but I have pregnancy brain (at least that’s my current excuse). Can someone enlighten? I’d really like to try it for the nursery.
    Oh–and for the person who didn’t know what to do for her son–I think a train would be adorable, initials would be great, or even trucks/airplanes.

  22. Lari says:

    I second checking out Anna Maria’s site on this. I used her idea and made silhouettes of my boys to give to my MIL for Christmas. It was easy, very quick and turned out great.

  23. kristen says:

    I actually DO have these in my bathroom. Well, not the Pottery Barn ones, but DIY ones I made with toile fabric. I love them! So easy to make.

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