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Wallpaper Wall Art

One of my most favourite things about our home is how we make it fit the personalities under its roof.

Now that the children have discovered Marvel and DC superhero's, we need to incorporate some superhero decor around the place. We were going to wallpaper the kids room, we even got some samples, only to discover Ahren and Ethan continue to draw and scribble over the walls. Le sigh.

I don’t mind too much, I used to do it and know they will eventually grow out of it.

But I do refuse to go to the expense and effort of wallpapering their bedroom just for it to be scribbled on.

I have some limits!

So with wallpaper samples and some blank canvas’s I set to on a little DIY project.

How To Make Wallpaper Wall Art

how to diy wallpaper canvas wall art

Step 1. Discover scribbles on wall, thus rendering your plans to wallpaper kids bedroom useless until they grow out of it.

Step 2. Cut, snip and chop the wallpaper.

You can either cut out specific images or just tear it up for a more rugged decoupage look.

cropped wallpaper

wallpaper

Step 3. I used hot glue, but really any kind kind of strong glue will work, cover backs of images in glue and adhere to the canvas. I played about with placement for a while before finally settling on placements I liked, then I used the glue!

Step 4. Allow all the glue to dry.

adhered to canvas

Step 5. Display somewhere for everyone to see!

bedroom shelf with DIY wallpaper canvas

canvas on top of shelf

Must admit, I’m rather pleased with it, took five minutes, cost nowt and still looks impressive!

How Does Your Garden Go

I’ve been feeling a little lost the past few days.

The boys are now getting a school bus to and from school.

Now I have all these hours to fill, from 8am to 4.15pm I’m just pootling along, doing nothing in particular, feeling very alone and lost.

As much as I hated the school run, I loved it too. Those hours when it was just the boys and me were some of my favourite.

So, I decided to go for a wonder around Old Town, the house is spookily quiet when I’m on my own, and a walk in the park sounded perfect to clear my foggy head.

trees

I adore this ‘tunnel’ formed by the trees.

pink and white blossom

a pretty white blossom tree

alone on the steps

A lone dandelion on the steps, felt rather apt as I was indulging in my own pity party.

bench before a lamppost

blanket of petals

Even the petals which had fallen on the ground are pretty.

blue bells

cloud porn

duke the dog

Here lies Duke, he was a dog. Woof.

Despite being to the park a few times, I’d never noticed this before, observant aren’t I!

lonely little building

The loneliest building in the park.

pink blossom in a tree

pink in green

pretty after a fall

How gorgeous are these. I always feel kinda bad for the flowers which have dropped, it’s as though they no longer serve a purpose.

pretty in pink

weeds and blooms

red and white trees

Looks like autumn hasn’t left or maybe it’s early.

shade

squirils

The squirrels in this park are crazy calm. Just sitting there, digging the ground, searching for nuts, or sitting on a stone, munching on nuts.

Aren't they cute in a ‘bite your arm off and give you rabies and fleas kinda way’!

park entrance

This is one of the entrances / exits to the park, always seems rather misleading. It looks eerie, not a hint of the beauty and calm beyond.

The walk did indeed help calm my pity party for one, thank goodness for open spaces.

I shall be linking up with the lovely Annie over at Mammasaurus for another roundup of posts celebrating all thing garden, planty and bloomy.

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