Fabric Tree Nursery Decor

 “In the leafy treetops, the birds sing Good Morning”
I wanted little miss to have a bright and cheerful nursery. Nothing seems more cheerful to me than leafy treetops, sunshine, and birds!
We’re renting so paint was not an option and vinyl was too pricey for our budget. The secret to her leafy canopy??? Fabric!
With 2 yards of burlap and some fabric scraps from my stash I created her a leafy tree filled with birds and a squirrel. Above her crib is a happy collection of birds and an owl perched on a wire. A nice cheery sun finishes the nursery. I couldn’t be happier!

Want to make your own?

1. Cut out your pieces. I made a pattern out of newspaper for the tree, but you could just go for it. I used 2 yards of burlap for the tree and fabric scraps for my birds. I used corduroy for the squirrel and I love that he’s textured!

2. Add 1 TB cornstarch to 1 cup water. Stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved and then boil until it turns opaque and about the consistency of shampoo.

3. Apply to the wall by brushing onto the back of the fabric and then smoothing onto the wall. The burlap was  pretty heavy so I tacked portions to the wall and had to hold individual branches in place while they dried enough to stick- having 2 people might be helpful.
***We have glossy paint on our walls and everything peels right off, but make sure you test this somewhere inconspicuous first.

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Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.

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  1. 16


    So cute. That is great that it is just cornstarch and water to hold it too the wall. I might try that in my little girls room when I figure out what theme I want.

  2. 17


    thankyou,we have glossy paint too,Im so excited to move and do something special for both of my girls!this would be really cute for holiday stuff too :)

  3. 20


    Very cute! My little girl has a garden-ish room and I wanted to put that very phrase on her wall, “in the leafy tree tops, the birds sing good morning”. I never got around to it though. Her room is adorable!

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    Im totally in love,we are moving to a rental next month,bothof my little girls,ages 3 and 2 will have their own rooms,I would love to do something like this in my youngests room,when you take it down does it just peel off?is the fabric soaked with the cornstarch mixture?im thinking maybe a princess castle for my older daughters walls?? :)
    thanks for the post!i love your blog!!!!!!!!

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