24 June 2011

Framed Baby Name For Above The Crib

Right now, I am sitting in a hotel in Charleston across the street from the venue that Rusty will have his 9th MMA fight in.  To kill time until 6:30, I am trying out Crest's Express Whitening Strips and staring down a pack of Peanut Butter M & Ms that I am going to break bad on while whipping up this little post. 
Remember my friend Mary?  Well - she and her hubby are welcoming a new baby boy into the world in July.  We had her baby shower a few weeks ago, and she asked me to make her the name art to go above his crib.
Here is what I gifted to her.
  • Empty Frames
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Computer/Printer
I purchased these frames at Family Dollar for $3.00 each.  They are so sturdy and the perfect for the look she wanted.
For under $5.00 I bought different patterened scrapbook paper that included the green that Mary want's to use in his room.  I also bought some white overlay scrapbook paper to print the letters on.
 My favorite paper was the owl paper, but I cut two more patterns for Mary to choose or switch out.
Next, I had Mary go to www.dafont.com to choose her favorite font.  I then just typed each letter into Word on my computer and printed them directly onto the overlay paper.  To play around with size, just print on regular printer paper and lay the glass of the frame over the letter to test placement.  Cut the overlay paper and place in the frame.
Next, place the colored paper in the frame.
Finally, I cut 12" inch ribbon and looped it through the back of the frame.  I tied a clean knot at the top.  When Mary opened her gift, I let her know that she could tighten the knots and cut the excess ribbon if she wanted to stagger the frames and hang them at different heights.
Here is a glimps of the final product.
Mary plans on hanging 6 hooks on the wall above the crib to hang "Landon" from.  I think that is a great idea as the hooks can serve many purposes as she chooses to change out what she hangs on them!

Mary and Eric closed on their new home today at 11.  I can't wait to head down there to help her paint up the baby room and decorate! 

Well, I still have 40 minutes to kill....a good little girl would start in on the next post....

WAIT!!!  I haven't even mentioned my new look!  Do you love it?!  When I won the Knock-It-Off contest for my West Elm Curtians, I won a blog makeover from Seven Thirty Three.  We e-mailed back and forth for a few weeks, and today, Kim loaded the new design!!  She was so helpful and worked with me to show me many designs.  Check her out!!!  She made me legit...I have a button now.

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