Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I had seen things like this all over the internet. Spelling out children's names or the word 'baby'. I've always thought it was cute, but I could never afford the vinyl lettering or the wood or the nice paint to make it look great. I finally broke down and decided it was worth it, and the way I did it... really inexpensive, but I think I got the same look. I think it turned out adorable.

How to:
Supplies: letters you want to use, 4 pieces of cardboard, 4 pieces construction paper, about 1 yd. tulle and desired paint colors. (I got my letters from a discount craft store. ~ 90 cents each.)

  1. Paint the letters using tempura paints or whatever type of paint you like. (I only painted the front of them so the rest of it is white, I think it stands out a little bit this way).
  2. Cut out pieces of cardboard from the cardboard box. Then wrap the front of them with black construction paper, like you would a present.
  3. Paint the black covered cardboard pieces brown. This makes it look like the wood in the rest of the room.
  4. Hammer a nail through the back of the cardboard into the letter.
  5. Hook your ribbon or tulle to the back of the cardboard using the nail, or superglue or a glue gun.
  6. Tie the ribbon/tulle to your desired length.
  7. Hang using level and measuring tape. It looks funny if they're all different heights.
  8. Repeat this for all your letters.


Emily said...

It looks so cute! What a great idea to post the step by step instructions for making it!

ChasandKylie said...

You did such an awesoume job! I did those for my son too I couldn't resist. Aria is the cutest thing! How old is she?

Rae said...

adorable!! You are so creative. I love it!


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