The first thing that I "made" for Ellie's room was her curtains. And actually, I didn't make the curtains, I just hot glued a pom pom garland onto the curtains. No sewing involved. My kinda thang, you know? I'm quite proud of them.
In my oh so not so humble opinion, I was right and it's adorable. You can find the original idea and directions HERE, but I think I found an easy shortcut, so here's my play-by-play:
I got my animals off of Amazon for about nine bucks. I didn't really want to spend that much, but I couldn't find these super great deals from Target that were described in the original tutorial. The frame was from Ikea and I got the gold spray paint at Wal-Mart.
I had j.rue nad j.rue2 cut the animals in half with a dremel tool. Apparently you should be able to cut them with a plain knife, but we tried that and decided against loosing appendages. I promise you a million times over, if you decide to EVER do anything like this, a dremel will make it 1,000 easier and safer.
After the paint had dried, approximately 2 weeks later because of my procrastination, I cut up a poster board, stuck it in the frame and hot glued the animals to it. To keep it all sturdy I put the glass and the cardboard behind the poster. Also, I'm sure I'll want to use the frame for something else one day, you know, when this fad dies, so I wanted to keep track of the glass.