Monday, May 23, 2011

Name on the Wall

Wow, I am on a roll!! ha ha ha...well today isn't paper crafting per say...but secretly it is!! i have had this project on my back burner for about 14 months!! ha ha husband and I started this when my daughter was 2 weeks old!! He was HOUNDING me to get some letters cut out using my cricut so that he could use them as a template to cut out the wood letters!! So...the journey begins...and like all things with good intentions...there is always a delay! So anyways, i cut them out and he took about two weeks to cut the letters out of wood (he was working full time too!! ha ha ha), and then he wanted to try and match the stain to the crib...alas...the first delay! ha ha forward to about February 2011 (Paisley was born in february of 2010)...we finally decided that we couldn't match the we decided on colours to pain the letters (to match a quilt that my mom is making for her for her big bed...) so we chose a bright pink (similar to melon mambo) and a navy blue...picked out ribbons to match...then it was about another month before we actually painted the letters. The letters then sat in my craft room for another month-2 months...until today...when i was cleaning up (tidying so that I could walk around), and decided enough is enough, we are getting this hung up today!! so....after much discussion on how we would hang it (banner style vs how it is hung now), I "won" and we hung it how it hangs now, looking back I think this is still th better choice! but yeah...super fun and it looks sooo cute!! It is of course deliberately hung would be super hard to make it any other way!! anyways...yay! my daughters name all hand made!! This would be a super fantastic personal gift for someone takes some time, but it is really easy...Although my husband and I took so long to make it. the second time around, it wouldn't be bad at all!!! i'm sure it could be done in a weekend (with paint drying times and timing it outside of nap times also) just have to know what you want to do before you start it! ha ha ha...we will definately be doing this for our next child also...only we will be prepared and will have all the supplies prior to starting so that it can be done right away!! ha ha ha..

Recipe: Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut cartridge (letters cut to fit page at 12x12...I cut it on vellum so that it would be easier) and blue acrylic paint, pink and plue 1-1/4" ribbon, nails, foam paint brushes, stapling gun (to staple ribbon on the back of the letters).

The bumper pads is something that my mom made for us before paisley was born, and there is a matching crib quilt, they are an under the sea theme.  Also, I actually made the bed can't really tell but they are fantastic, I actually made about three or four sheets for her...I just couldn't help myself once I found out how cute they are and they are sooooo sooooo soooo easy to make, made me wish that I hadn't purchased three sheets for her!!! I didn't match the sheets to the bedroom decor (for the most part) but making your own sheets is a foolproof method of ensuring matchiness!!!  ha ha ha...if you want the pattern for the sheets email me and I'll gladly give it to you! thanks a ton for checking it out!!


Linking up With: I Made It Myself Monday's
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #24: Anything Goes With Ribbon

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  1. So sweet - you did a great job.
    Hugs~ Jacqueline
    havn't commented on ur blog in a while so I thought I'd share some love; pls share some love back

  2. Love this idea.

  3. So very cute! You both did a great job! Sometimes it's just hard to find the time to do everything you want/need to do. I've been trying to hang curtains in my living room for 2 months!! Someday....

  4. Love your project! It is such a cute idea! TFS!

  5. Aww, what a sweet way to decorate a nursery.. I just love this idea..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  6. Love it!! I wanted to do something similar with Miss A's room, but I think I'm just going to buy the letters from Michael's. Thanks for sharing, dropping in from Alex's MIMM.


  7. I really love the way you did your letters. Great job on it. I have a grandson due next month when they finally decide on a name maybe that is something i can do. TFS Victoria :)