The term “nesting” is not to be taken lightly. While awaiting the arrival of my second child, the “nesting” instinct has taken over and is in the driver’s seat. My husband even coined the phrase, “Mega Nesting” which he says with enthusiasm and in his most dramatic TV voice-over voice whenever I mention crafting, cleaning, or organizing our home.
I have suddenly become a little crazy over elephants when it comes to this second baby (we have opted not to find out the gender), so I am constantly on the hunt for anything elephant, adorable, and gender neutral. This is when I came across the super awesome Martha Stewart elephant punch. I went online and found one to purchase for a great price!
I then went to the craft store and picked up some yellow and gray cardstock, as well as a white frame mat that would fit an 8×10 picture. (I already had plain white cardstock at home.) The frame mat kinda looked like this one:
When my elephant punch arrived, I punched my little heart out using the yellow and gray cardstock. I then glued a white piece of cardstock to the back of the white frame mat. I lined up my rows of elephants using a random order of yellows and grays and laid them out, so I could make any adjustments I deemed necessary. Once I was happy with my pattern and layout, I then grabbed my foam mounting squares and stuck them to the back of the elephants, and positioned them to their permanent home inside the frame mat.
Here are the final results:
Below is a recap of supplies used for this project:
- Cardstock – Various Colors
- Frame Matting
- Foam Mounting Squares
- Punch- I used Martha Stewart’s Elephant Punch
All in all, this project took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. With as many cute punches and cardstock choices out there, the possibilities with this project are endless! I love this project so much, I may do a smaller one with all yellow elephants and one single gray one. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this DIY activity!