Graphic Monday: Elephant Strand

 We have a jungle theme going on in the nursery room, including a little elephant display above her bed. So when I came across a picture of little strung up elephant cutouts, I fell in love. Sadly the link was to tublr’s login page so I couln’t find the source {I hate links to tumblr!!} So anyways, I thought these would be super easy to make. All you really need is scrap-book paper & an outline to trace. Except I don’t have scrap-book paper lol. Sooo I made my template in photoshop and found a bunch of cute {non-copyrighted} patterns online. {I also made an outline for anyone who DOES have scrap-book paper and would like to use it:) } Here’s what I ended up using:


I also put all the images on a PDF {download}. Here’s how I assembled them:

I printed the elephants on 8.5×11 cardstock & cut them out
I then decided my order, flipped them over, & added ribbon to the back
I used 3 pieces of Scotch tape on each one
For the top, I looped the ribbon and added a lot more tape 🙂
then I hung the loop on a nail

Here’s how it looks in the room…

standing in the doorway
I also added tape behind the bottom elephant the row hanging straight
view by the window

While I was doing this little girl was checking out her books…

 

Which reminded me I should show everyone where our IKEA canopy ended up – it is now being used for the chair in her room. We kind of just stuck it back there to keep it out of the way, but it actually ended up being pretty cool.

She loves looking at books in her little chair! 🙂

 
Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to four amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • Those are so adorable. Andy made me promise to not put anything animal print in our house when we moved in together. My whole single lady apartment was animal print. Giraffe duvet, zebra shower curtain, the works. So I am going through an animal print separation anxiety episode lately. I want to print out all those baby elephants and hang them everywhere!

  • Thanks 🙂 Animal prints are awesome! Surely he wouldn't mind just a little? {Target has some awesome throws :)}. BTW, the storm missed us completely! We didn't see a single flake lol.

  • Wow Kate, you are just on a roll with all the cool things you've been making lately! I love those elephants. Hayden is so cute btw!!! And reading already! woohoo! 🙂

    ~Lisha

  • lol – thanks! I just find way to many cute things on Pinterest not to try some of them out… now the trick is to come up with more of my own ideas :P. That kid has always loved books! Even at a few weeks old she'd calm right down if we pulled out a book and read to her – must be genetic 😛

  • I can't wait to try this with your print-out! Thank you! This is so cool…I was just looking for an elephant garland or something similar. I want to make my girls a tent/teepee with a garland hanging on it. So happy I found you. Your blog is so full of life and creativity.  

  • aww thanks! A teepee sounds super fun 🙂

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