- 8x8 wooden sign from Michaels
- 1.5 inch wired turquoise ribbon from Michaels
- fabric from Elliott's baby bedding (for color direction)
- coordinating acrylic craft paint
- personalized print-outs of Elliott's initials, full name, birth date & time, weight and length
- paintbrush (not pictured)
- pencil (not pictured)
- tape (not pictured)
- clear spray paint (not pictured)
- staple gun (not pictured)
- Figured out what I wanted my sign to say and then picked the font & size, printed & cut it out.
- Shaded the back of the cut-outs and then arranged them where I wanted them on my board.
- Going cut-out by cut-out I taped the paper on and then, using a pencil, traced the words onto the board:
Can you see here where I started with Elliott's monogram?
- After tracing on each individual set of wording, I painted it:
Here's what it looks like with the inspiration fabric in the background
- Once I was finished painting the front, I painted the sides brown:
- Sprayed a coat of the clear spray paint over the sign
- Cut out 2 pieces of turquoise ribbon (long)
- Measured 2 inches from either side and marked it on the back of the sign
- Using the markings as a guide, I stapled my ribbon to the back
- Tied a bow with the 2 pieces
- Hung it on the wall
- Smiled while looking at it as it reminds me of my want-to-squeeze-forever nephew:
Happy Birthday, Baby Elliott!
I love you more than you'll ever know!
I'm partying here this week :)