August 26, 2013

How To | Stuffed Teddy Bear Wall Placard

It is Monday again.... 
First let me thank you for all of your great comments, thoughts, and good wishes to my husband, his crew, and all of the other fireman out fighting the wild fires!  

Last week I installed the Hyllis shelves from Ikea in the boys playroom, and that made me want to add a little more decor.  I have lived in this house for almost a year and still don't have pictures on my walls in some of the rooms!  I knew I wanted to use the Name art I love from Made By Girl, and I picked up the striped art from Hob Lob on clearance 6 months ago and I thought that was fun... but I wanted something else.  So after looking around my house I thought... why not stick a bears head on the wall?  

Now I wanted it to still be fun and playful so I found a bear that was somewhat floppy and had the cutest face!  

This bear already had a huge rip in his seam and would have been trashed anyways... so he was the perfect choice for this project.  I just cut his body in half leaving enough of his body to wrap around a piece of wood.  I also took some stuffing from his bottom and made his head extra full.  Then I wrapped the body around a circle of wood I picked up from Joanns.

Next was attaching the bear head to the placard.  I also picked up this wood shield at Joanns and I sprayed it green.  I measured out the rough size of the circle the bears head was attached to and screwed the circle to the shield from the back.  Then I attached a sawtooth hanger to the back.

The boys love him and have named him Secret Ninja Bear {who knows where they get these names} and like to think he is protecting them while they are playing in the room.  He is so cute!  He really makes me chuckle when I walk into the room!


Vel Criste said...

Genius Tiffany and super cute! I have to do this on some of my son's fave someday - once he doesn't sleep with them anymore... poor teddy :-)

Katrina@ChicLittleHouse said...

The bear is super cute!! Glad you had a bear on hand that needed to to speak, lol :)

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

That is a ridiculously adorable idea. Love the brown and green combo too.

Andrea said...

Okay, that's brilliant. I would love to do this for my boys' room. Thanks for the great tutorial and inspiration.