This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CraftCuts. All opinions are always my own.
I’ve said it over and over again: I am not one to display tchotchkes for the sake of displaying tchotchkes.
Sure, I can style elaborate vignettes all day long for work-related projects, but in my own home I tend to take a minimalistic approach when accessorizing a room – especially since first baby-proofing the house and realizing just how much easier it is to keep clean!
I’ve been extremely particular with the objects I display in my home even before babies came along, though. Case in point: I am one of those rare individuals whose countertops are always, always empty.
But when it comes to children’s spaces like a nursery or a playroom, accessories are an absolute must! Not only do they offer creative learning opportunities, but they’re also what makes the space fun and full of personality.
Speaking of fun, today I’m sharing a very fun collaboration with CraftCuts. Over the last few weeks I’ve worked with CraftCuts to accessorize our playroom with custom wooden wall art, as well as some basic wooden craft shapes that I DIY’ed into decor. Trust me when I say you will want every single piece in your own home. Even more exciting: CraftCuts agreed to give away one of these special signs to one of you! Make sure you’re following FOXY OXIE on Instagram, so you don’t miss the giveaway!
A little bit about the company: CraftCuts offers hundreds of decorative, laser-cut shapes – letters, craft shapes, monograms, signs, plaques, cake toppers, etc. in a variety of materials. I’ve been loving the natural wood trend in nurseries and playrooms, so that’s the finish I chose for my pieces. CraftCuts also create totally custom items, as I’m about to show you.
When people hear “wooden wall art,” most picture a monogram or those script name signs often seen in nurseries, displayed above the crib. I wanted to get a little creative and show you a couple other ideas.
First on the list are quite possibly my favorite two pieces: personalized wooden plaques with the girls’ birth details.
Just how special are these?! I nearly cried when I first opened the package.
The next piece I want to show you is a sweet little shelf I DIY’ed from basic craft shapes. I used two cloud shapes – one 12 inches wide and the other 8 – and a simple, rectangular piece of plywood for the actual shelf.
Using wood glue, I attached the clouds to the rectangular piece of plywood – the bigger cloud in the back and the smaller cloud in the front. Voilà, a fun shelf perfect for a kids’ room in under five minutes!
First, I sprayed all shapes with clear spray paint so that the marker wouldn’t bleed on unfinished plywood. Once dry, I drilled tiny holes in the appropriate places, threaded thin, white twine through the holes, and assembled the shapes. Finally, I used a black Sharpie to draw the cute faces on the stars and the moon. If you make yours double-sided, it could easily function as a mobile in a baby’s room.
Last but not least is another completely custom piece – a simple but profound phrase: “These are the days.”
From the moment I first came across this Natalie Merchant lyric, I knew I needed it displayed somewhere in my home – a place where I’d see it every day, and it’d remind me to keep perspective and a grateful heart in a phase of life where it’s oh-so-easy to feel discouraged.
Displaying the sign in the playroom is a fitting choice, wouldn’t you agree? I spend so much time in this room with my babies – some days more happily than others.
This sign offers a gentle reminder to enjoy the chaos, because these really are the days I know I will one day miss.
As I mentioned earlier, you’ll have a chance to win a “These are the days” sign for your own home! If you haven’t already, head over to Instagram and follow follow FOXY OXIE so you don’t miss when the giveaway goes live.
So, what do you think of our latest playroom updates? Are you surprised by the range of wooden wall art and decor you can create with basic wooden shapes?
I hope my ideas inspired you to think outside the box – or in this case, beyond the monogram.
The design process is a little addicting, honestly. I have an entire list of items that I want to design now – fun things like decorative clothes hangers and the ABCs and rainbow stacking puzzles and star garlands – I could go on and on.
What would you create?
Thank you to CraftCuts for kindly sponsoring this post. All writing and opinions are always my own and never influenced by gifted products or any type of compensation. Thanks for supporting the brands that make FOXYOXIE.com possible!