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Friday, November 5, 2010

Dino-Roar Wall Art

Have you been thinking about ways to decorate your child's room without breaking the bank? Is it sometimes tough to find just the right accents, in just the right size, at just the right price???  Well...there may be a solution!
As you can see, my son is obsessed with Dinosaurs at the moment and when I saw the Imaginisce Dino-Roar collection, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it to add some decor to his room. 

I was also lucky enough to come across the amazing Cricut Dinosuar Tracks cartridge.  Together, these crafting materials are an unstoppable locomotion of creativity.  I had a blast making these two pieces of art for my son's bedroom.

You can use the layer and shadow features on your Cricut to bring a "flat" image to life.  I love the contrasting colors of the brown cardstock with the Imaginisce Primordial Ooze paper.  And, the Petrified Wood paper is the perfect compliment to these Prehistoric Pals.
Doesn't this T-Rex look fierce?  My son goes crazy for this one and thinks it is the coolest dinosaur.  He even sleeps with his little T-Rex toy at night.  Guess he must get a lot of comfort knowing he sleeps under the watch of this fierce creature.
I added a few gems with my i-rock to decorate these little guys and then I used an old font folder of rub-ons to add the name of each of the dinosaurs.  Attractive and educational... doesn't get much better than that!


Complete the look...
Find some novel items to add to your child's theme...
Add a dinosaur sheet set from Pottery Barn Kids.

Add a dinosaur library from authors Jane Yolen and Mark Teague from amazon.com.

Add some dinosaur critters from Schleich toys found at Target.

Voila - you have created a very personalized room theme for your special little one and you didn't even break the bank.  How's that for a good thing???

And...to make it even more of a good thing, just leave a comment about a home decor idea you have been cooking up and you might be the lucky winner of your very own collection of Dino-Roar!  We'll announce a winner early next week...

Thank you so much for stopping by - Liz

ADDED BONUS PROJECT (from Lori): 
The awesome Brett Lund recently did a local television segment using the new Dino-Roar Collection and created a darling collage frame with it. We wanted to share the video and link you back the step-by-step instructions on the GTU website.

75 comments:

Erika said...

I am in the planning stages for some wall decor for my freshly painted scraproom. Thinking about some 12x12 or 8x8 wall hangings with different shapes cut from my Cricut definitely with some bling :) Also thought about maybe doing some sort of iTop art for my craft room! the walls are bare and I need something to jazz the space up.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Ashley said...

I plan on creating vinyl wall-art for a baby's room once we start having kids...of course, the theme will depend on the gender of the child :) I do love the wall art you created with Dino-Roar though - very very cool!

Ashley
scrappinpinkpiglet at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

That video was too funny! Glad you provided the link to the instructions!!!
Liz, I love what you did for your son's room, and all the added ideas for dino stuff. Might be the theme for my grandson's Christmas this year!
Interestingly, I also have been thinking of wall art...going to jazz up my laundry room for my first project! Then if I mess up, no one will see it!

Karen said...

OMGSH - those are awesome!! I just repainted and re-organized my scraproom and am going to be using vinyl with my cricut to do some words and sayings on the walls.
That Dino-Roar would be awesome to win - thanks for giving us the chance!

Bobbi said...

Your pictures were the perfect touch to the room. I made my DD and DS each a collage frame with my Cricut out of the Disney characters cartridges. My current home decor project is cutting vinyl with my Cricut for Christmas decor for my front windows.

It's Jenn! said...

Precious! It matches the bedset perfectly! Well, I'm working on a fabric covered bulletin board to fit into my wall collage in my dining area. There are so many beautiful pieces, a big gold letter "C" (for our last name), paisley plates, I just know it will go perfect. I'm simply waiting on my i-top to come in so I can complete my push pins!!!

Thanks for the chance to win this super fun cartridge.

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE all of the dino goodness! And thanks for a chance to win!

Ronda Archangelo said...

I LOVE this idea! I made 3 framed bits of sealife on a painted ground a few months back from my Cricut "Its A Beach" cartridge for one of our bathrooms and they turned out so nice. I wish I'd thought to mat them with some beachy paper with a few "bubbles" from my i.Rock.

Char said...

I recently purchased some wooden letters to make the word Create for my Scraproom! I want to decorate them and get them hung up soon!

Lindy said...

Love the dino frames...love your son's room. I'm making a collage of disney and another of strawberries for my DD; of course I'm adding lots of bling. She loves her bling, Disney and strawberry shortcake.

Melinda Spinks said...

Liz this is just fabulous, you've created such a gorgeous room for Henry and those pics are adorable. He is one lucky little man!

Michelle said...

Oh Liz, this is AWESOME!!! I LOVE this!!! We have been working on my son's room, updating it with wild animals... zebras, lions, monkeys... But I LOVE this Dino room!!!

Suzanna said...

I just bought Hoot n Holler and want to make vinyl owls for my daughters room. I thought some green organza might add a neat 3D look to it!

Tabitha said...

Very cute ideas, My four yr. old would love those.

HeatherC said...

Love this Liz!!!

Cari said...

Oh LIz, this is just darling!!!! I love those frames!!!

{VICKI} said...

Oh Wow! Love the dinos!

My son said he wants to change his bedroom and bathroom----not sure yet what that will be????

Val said...

I recently made a ribbon holder for my daughter's room!

Jamie said...

I am planning on making some art in frames for my daughters room next year when we get her some new furniture. I will wait untill then so that I make sure it is a current interest!

b.c. Gurl said...

I've been comtemplating this for a few weeks - I was thinking of having my son paint on canvas (he's not quite 2, so it would be abstract) and using those as a bit of wall art - but he'd love the dinos! and it would be much easier! or I could have him 'paint' the background then use your idea for the foreground - thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa D. said...

I have a Christmas banner that I want to make before we decorate for the holidays. I think it will look perfect hanging from our mantle!

Sandra said...

CUTE!
Sandra

Rhonda Miller said...

These are so great. My son would go nuts. I've been planning out ways to decorate my girls' bedroom.

mustangkayla said...

Wow...were you reading my mind when you created this post? I am wanting to convert DS's room into a dinosaur theme for Christmas. I was trying to come up with ideas on what to do to decorate his walls! LOVE LOVE LOVE these ideas! THANK YOU! I SO SOSOSSOSOSOSO need to get my hands on this lines! I was thinking about making a dry erase board for him too (out of an old frame) to use as a count down to different events.

Staci said...

We are about ready to move into our first house so I get to decorate my girls room. They have these fabulous bright colored quilts from their grandma with tons of multicolored polkadots. I'm going to paint their walls white with a big chain of polka dots in different colors all around the room.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Great room decor for your son. I know he must love this. I am trying to come up with some ideas for our room addition (if it ever gets finished). I want to do one wall with colors of Red, White and Blue to display items I received when I retired from Civil Service. I plan to use vinyl and the cricut for some lettering, and bookshelves for displays. Thanks for sharing.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

how adorable it comes together so nicely. I am trying to think of a cool decor for my sons room when we do it over, he is turning 2 and I would like to do it sometime before his 3rd b-day..so I have plenty of time to come up with some ideas... Thanks for the chance to win.

Ginny said...

I bought a large frame & want to make a dry erase board for it to remember school activities, etc.

Kathy said...

Adorable decor! I've been thinking of ways to decorate my craft room. It has white walls and I can't paint it. I have some viyl to add words or sayings, but I like the idea of framing some art to also add some color. I think I'll use this idea for the other rooms in my house too! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda V. said...

How cute are these?!!! I just got that Cricut Cartridge too and am excited to break into it!

My latest home decor idea is for my 3 year old. I got the Toy Story cartridge and am going to make a cute little sign for his door featuring Buzz, Woody, Bullseye, Jessie and a picture of him in his Halloween costume as Buzz.

Thanks for the fun inspiration and ideas!!!

joni said...

Oh Liz, that is just darling! My ds was a dino lover when he was around 4...couldn't get enough of these creatures! I just bought a cricut and I have ordered vinyl to put some of my favorite scriptures on a few of my walls. Love the idea of creating art that I can frame and hang on my walls too! Thanks for the opportunity!

Glynis said...

Cute wall art!! My son too was a Dino addict and had everything dinosaurs. This would be a great collection to scrap those earlier photos i've yet to catch up on :O)

Robbie said...

Liz, that is about the cutest thing ever!! So adorable!! Love how perfectly it all goes together and the best part is that he won't outgrow it too quickly!! TOOOOO CUTE!!!

Thebug415 said...

I have a little girl who just loves dinos. Love the wall hanging idea. I think I may need to try that.

DeAnna said...

I've been planning using my Silhouette and some vinyl to create wall art for my entryway and a handmade mixed media art piece to go above it. Just need to find the time to do it now ;D

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

I'm planning to do the wall art hanging for both of my kids--transportation for son princess for daughter. Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten Moran said...

I am finally after 8 years in this house going to decorate my living room walls with family photos, etc. & need some cute & easy ideas for the etc. part...

Lydia said...

That is riduculously AWESOME!! I love how you pulled it all together!! Fantastic!

KellyG said...

Great ideas, love what you did! I have not really thought of any good ideas and my sons walls are bare, now I have something!

Liz said...

Just 2 stinkin cute for sure...

Home decor is gonna be a shadow box I have in my mind.
The other is wall clock with matching mod podged outlet switches..
Wish me luck.

Great ideas

Court said...

Fabulous! I love the picture of the room! :) So cute!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

you were reading my mind--i totally wanted to do this--my little one is moving to a big boy bed and he loves dinos--i was gtoing to buy this cricut cartridge and make my own wall designs--yours are awesome!

isay said...

this are awesome Liz! thank you for sharing these. i've been wanting to do a shadow box with my kids name and add lots of dimensions to them

Amy said...

Super cute dino collection for a boys room!! My son would totally love it!! I also love the segment that you posted.....they were too funny. I have started cutting vinyl in my Cricut and I am thinking I will make some pictures for family members this holiday witht the vinyl. Thanks for sharing with us!!

April said...

I've been thinking of doing a collection of framed layouts for my living room. I found these super cool 13x13 display cases at Michaels that are meant to hold t-shirts, but a 12x12 layout will fit perfectly inside. I'm thinking 4 of those with some awesome Scriptures on them is what I'd like. ;)
- April W

Janette said...

Love this collection. Those frames are adorable.

Julie said...

I am working on doing some layouts to frame and put in our entry way. I've also been in love with vinyl sayings around the house lately!

I would LOVE to win the Dino-Roar collection. My son LOVES dinosaurs and I have a ton of pictures to scrapbook!!!

Deb Long said...

This is amazing - my 4 year old son has just discovered dinosaurs and he would love this! I was going to work on Thanksgiving decorations this weekend, but now I may be looking for some Dino-roar instead!!!

Jean said...

Just too cute! So could have used this when my son was 5 - 17 long years ago! I am going to work on some Christmas framed art decor. Odd frames to go on the piano.
Thank you for a chance to win.

Charisma3103 said...

I am planning on redoing my bedroom because it's a slash bedroom slash scraproom so I kind of want to merge the to together. I'm thinkng of plaid bedding and some warm nuetral tones for the walls I plan on altering the old kitchen chair I use to sit on..Also I have 5 boys that I could definately use the dino roar collection on.

Janie Boots

Lan said...

I was at Michaels this week and saw the new xmas stuff out. They have those plastic plates in green, gold, and red. I'm planning a wall art with photos and paper art in the center and hang 3 plates in vertical form.

Lesley from WI said...

I am actually redoing my guest bathroom this weekend. I am making my own prints with vinyl and having them framed!

Lisa J said...

My home decor project is actually a rather BIG one! We are adding a room onto the house just for my craft room!! How awesome is that?!?

This paper is so stinkin cute! My daughter (yes I said daughter) would LOVE this set!

PamS said...

I have decided to do some paper crafting Christmas projects this year for the walls and table instead of shopping for items. The dinosauers you framed are just adorable.

theelfqueen said...

My middle son has asked that his room be updated from it's amazing younger days to an older look.

Cindy d said...

I'm planning to make some themed trivets (some to keep and some to give away...) Thanks for the chance to win!

Joli said...

I love that you added bling to the dinosaur!!!!

My son wanted me to cut some vinyl dinos for his room, these pictures would be the perfect addition!!

Jan Garber said...

We just moved from our home where I had decorated my scrapbook room exactly the way I wanted it...whaaa! But now I have fresh white walls to start on again. I want to stencil large words of encouragement around the room like I did before. Accomplish, Create, Imagine, all in letters a foot tall made with negatives letter images cut from my Cricut cartidges!

Brittney said...

Cute room!

I'm working on a Christmas-themed collage with 2" sqaures!

TeacherMom said...

Oh that takes me back!!!!!! My son was a dinosaur-o-holic when he was little too. I wish I would have had my cricut back then. Now we have graduated to using vinyl and my bug to make a soccer room. Thanks for the inspiration (and trip down memory lane!!)

sucor said...

A few month's ago I made the dinosaurs from one of the Paper Dolls carts to decorate for my nephew's second birthday party. I meant them to be disposable but he wanted them so his Mum hung them in the playroom.He's still dinosaur crazy so I was planning to do some vinyl dinosaurs for his room. I love your incredible pictures and I know he'd love them too. collection

Iris said...

New paint works wonders. We chose Khaki for most walls with a few accent walls of thyme green and dark red. Looks great. Iris

Laura Stewart said...

I want to paint some canvases!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I recently moved my scrapbook stuff to a bigger room and I need something on the bare walls. I saw a neat layout that was completed "large" on a big canvas of approx. 4' x 4' and I loved it so this is in the planning stages.

pattyb said...

I have 4 kids and I plan on altering four canvas' on frames with a picture of each...then mounting them on the wall....one day soon I will start...hopefully.

Marielle said...

oH ! Liz !!! adorable wall art !!! I need to get some of these Dino goodies to scrap photo of my little dude playing with his collection of dinos !!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

First let me say how much I LOVE your wall decor! The Dino cartridge is on my *list* of MUST HAVES (even though I have 2 daughters). I have been trying to find the Dino Roar collection in my local store but no sign of it yet :( Hopefully soon! I am planning on making some princess decor for my oldest daughters room when I get the Enchanted papers!!!

Melanie said...

I would love to win Dino-Roar...my boys love dinosaurs!

pcrusberg said...

I love all this dino goodness! I have a 12x12 canvas that I'm going to paint with acrylics and then add some die cuts too for a cute fall-ish type decor. Thanks!

Pammejo said...

Thinking of taking a wall canvas and making a faux painter tray for the count down to Christmas. Think it will be awesome to do. I always love seeing things done with paper that doesn't envolve scrapbooking and card making (thought I do that all of the time). Your projects are gorgeous makes me wish my boys were small again. pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogsot.com/

~*Jen*~ said...

Mmind is alreaready for Christmas!! We have about 6 inches of snow here and I am really trying to keep myself from getting the tree out. My plan is to make a Christmas or winter themed banner. Thanks!

alaska.girl.24(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dayle said...

I used my cricut to and cut Vinyl for my kids' walls, they wanted a ocean theme and it turned out so cute!

Dayle
daylejean at gmail dot com

Kimberli said...

What an ADORABLE room!!! I've been wanting to re-decorate our 2 yr old son's room and he's obsessed with dinosaurs right now, so I love seeing what you did in your son's room and might be borrowing those ideas - perfect timing for your post!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

tammy said...

I absolutely love the picture frames. I'm going to have to do that in the bathroom in a sealife motif. But first, I'm planning on making a shadowbox for my daughters Disney pins using Imaginisce Fairest of Them All paper and the 2 Disney Princess Cricut cartridges.
Tammy

Michelle said...

OK.. Liz!!! You enabled me to buy the cricut cart and the dino-roar line!! It was so fun to play with!!! http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/source/206685/DSC_06712.jpg

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