In this past month this bookshelf has been the hottest post on my blog. I’ve been surprised at how popular it has gotten! Maybe I’ll go ahead and show you a few other simple things I made for his room.
I got the idea to do a monster theme and to use really bright colors (hence the really bright bookshelf). The very first thing I made for his room, even before we moved into this house, were these monster pictures:
Honestly, I don’t even know where I got the idea for these. I can’t remember? But I love how they turned out and I love how they look hanging on his wall.
To start with I bought some frames at Michael’s that were cheap and were either brown or white (again, can’t remember) and then I just painted them in these bright colors. It took many layers to completely cover them.
To create the monsters I actually searched the internet for inspiration. I found some pictures of monsters that I liked and based mine off of them. I used fat quarters in the bright colors and fun patterns.
I can’t decide which monster is my favorite-the one in the red frame?
Or the green?
This guy’s pretty cute too:
To do it, since sewing is my medium, I appliqued the fabric. It helps to put paper behind what you are sewing and then just rip it off as you go. That keeps the fabric from bunching. Here’s a close up of the applique:
But, let me just say that you could create something like this in several different ways. If you want to use fabric, you could grab a bottle of fabric mod podge and use it instead of sewing. (I didn’t know about fabric mod podge when I made these guys).
Or, if fabric isn’t your thing-how about scrapbook paper? You could basically create the same thing with scrapbook paper and glue. And it doesn’t just have to be monsters-you could make anything! (And if you do, I want to see it.)
Love these little guys: