When your baby is born, they’ll be unique and one of a kind. So why should their nursery look like the baby’s next door? Surround your new bundle of joy with a beautiful and creative space created specifically for them in mind. Making your own art for the nursery will add so much sentimental value to the nursery. Bonus: You can pass it on to your grandchildren. Instant heirloom!
This awesome and simple to recreate canvas is perfect for parents looking for a DIY that’s easy, affordable, and doesn’t require a lot of supplies. Use paint to match the color palette of your nursery to tie it all together for a finished and designer look. Go ahead, what are you waiting for? Click through for the simple steps.
DIY Petal Canvas Nursery Art
Would you believe this beautiful custom piece of art only takes 4 steps! Click through and find out how to make your own!
Canvas – I used 10×10
Compass – or round object with the correct diameter size (4 inches)
Ruler and pencil
Paint brush and craft paint – not pictured
Paint your entire canvas in your desired background color. I went with a neutral and safe taupe.
I painted two coats to ensure even coverage.
Using a ruler, draw vertical lines, 2 inches apart.
Remember, this is for a 10×10 canvas. Adjust your measurements as necessary for a different canvas size.
Now draw horizontal lines, 2 inches apart. You’ll now have your square grid ready for the petals.
Using a compass*, draw one full 4 inch circle in four squares. Move to the next set of four squares and repeat. You will then need to begin overlapping to complete the petal shape in each square.
Important: Make sure it’s only one petal per square!
*I lucked out and had ramekins that were exactly 4 inches in diameter.
See, one petal per square. It makes sense reading it. And it looks easy on the screen. However when I first attempted this, I went circle crazy and overlapped way too many times.
Repeat after me: One petal per square.
Ready, Set, Paint!
Now that you have your petals drawn — one petal per square, right? — it’s time to pick your paint palette.
The sky is the limit with your color choices! Go ahead, get creative and have fun!
Messed up? No worries, it’s just paint on an inexpensive canvas. Paint over it and try again. You can do it!
The Fun Part!
Seeing the colors on the canvas is so exciting. Your custom art is almost done!
Paint in the petals randomly or in a pattern. It’s your call!
There it is.
Isn’t it beautiful? And you made it! Well, I made this one but you’re going to make your own!
A unique and gorgeous piece of art. Just like your baby.
Ready for it’s close-up!
I don’t mind the pencil lines of the squares and think it adds character.
Be careful erasing though, as the eraser may leave eraser lines. Test a small section before continuing.
Make 1… or 5!
I absolutely love how mine came out! I love it so much that I want to create even more in different color schemes. You may have the same reaction. Stock up on those canvases!
This would make such a wonderful gift for moms-to-be to display in the nursery. I personally appreciate thought-out and handmade gifts that are suited to me specifically.
Go ahead, break out the canvas and paints and make one this weekend.