Thursday, September 8, 2011

DIY Nursery Letters

It's official! Having a kid makes the "do- it- yourselfer" in me ecstatic.

I wanted to try my hand at the wood nursery letters and it was easier than I thought! Here's what I came up with (and also Baby Hare's name, love it or hate it- it ain't changing)

Pardon the ridiculously dark dinner table- not the best backdrop

If you know me, you know I can't draw a straight line, so hand painting designs on the letters was out of the question. Thank goodness for ultra fun scrapbook papers, mod podge, and an x-acto knife! The best part is that I got to pick papers and designs that will compliment Brooklyn's nursery bedding.

 The wood letters came from where you get to pick the size, thickness and font of your letters. I needed a thinner font since there are so many letters in her name. The regular block style letters they carry at Michael's would have taken up an entire wall. I also didn't want all caps for that same reason. They come unpainted (you can purchase them already painted) so I had to put a few coats of white paint on them before decorating.

 After deciding what papers would go where and lots of cutting, gluing, and trimming I added a few embellishments and that's that.

We still have 4-6 weeks until the furniture arrives so once that's in and all up I'll post pics of the letters on the wall.


  1. looks great! love the name. ;)

  2. I love it! So cute and the name is precious. Anyone who has a bad comment to say about a name that cute needs to be knock in the mouth...and you can do that cause you are pregnant and they can't hit back :)

  3. what font did you choose??

    1. I got the unpainted baltic birch letters in "Whimsical" and 1/2 inch thickness and 8 inch height (remember if you don't do all caps not all the letters will be 8 inches for ex: only the "B" "l" and "y" were 8 inches.) I also didn't pay extra for the mounting hardware I just used double sided mounting strips that cost me $2 total instead of the $2 or $3 per letter they charge for their hardware.

      You can see what it looks like in the nursery in this post ( this one ( to give you a feel of what the 8 inch letters look like (we have 9 foot ceilings)

      Hope that helps!


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