When I found out I was pregnant with my son, we began to think about how we wanted to do his room. I thought about just buying a blue fitted crib sheet to match the pillow and blanket my grandma had made but then I came across a safari bed set on a yard sale site for only $40. It had barely been used and came with a fitted sheet, comforter, diaper holder, crib skirt, bumper pad (we didn't use) and curtain (we didn't use); plus it matched the extra fitted sheet we already had and the blanket my grandma made the only thing missing was wall decorations. I had three blank canvases I had bought to make paintings for my daughters room but never got around to doing it so decided to just use those and paint safari animals for my son's room. I chose to paint a giraffe, lion and zebra to match the crib set.
All you need are some canvases, paint and paint brushes. I used cheap acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby, sponge paint brushes I already had and a small tip paint brush for the details - eyes, mouths, etc... First I painted the canvases a solid color and let them dry. I mixed the solid color I chose with some white paint to make them lighter. I matched the backgrounds to the crib sheet colors and choose theses animals because we bought a Giraffe wub-a-nub and a blanket that had a Zebra on it for my son.; the Lion matches the blue safari blanket my grandmother had made.You can paint any safari animal you prefer and use any color background you prefer.
***Check out the Safari Baby Mobile I made to match my son's Safari nursery!