So your nursery’s just about done, but it still feels like it’s missing that last, finishing touch of something special? Well kick up your feet up… Yes, those slightly swollen things you can barely see these days because I have the perfect DIY decorative nursery letter project for you!
When I was adding the last minute touches to our baby girl’s nursery, I too wanted to add something to the room that was made just for her, but I didn’t want to just run out and buy something- I wanted her to know that I had made a special gift for her with my own hands & my own heart! As much as this idea appealed to my sentimental side- what I also knew was that I am no Martha Stewart!
No ma’am! This mama needed a project that was easy & pretty! So why in the world wouldn’t I just give in & go out & buy one?BECAUSE THEY’RE HELL OF EXPENSIVE… THAT’S WHY!!!
And in the words of a famous YouTube celebrity,“AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT”!!!!
In fact, if you go to the go-to place for the cutest ones on the market… Yes, I’m talking Etsy, then you’ll quickly see that many of the stores making these letters, offer to sell you a minimum of 3 or more. But what if you don’t want 3, 4 or a full name for a whopping $70 like the one seen in the link below?
PRICE FOR MY DIY LETTER…..
$25 & a little heart all in!!!
Also, let’s be real…. one day when you wave your baby off to college, they’re not going to say, “Man I’m really going to miss all those things some lady in Russia made for me”. Ok, so here’s what you’ll need to buy & the steps…
1. You’ll need to run out to your local craft store or order these 6 materials online to make your diy decorative nursery letter…
- Wooden, decorative letter- I went with one that was at least 12 inches in height. Just my personal opinion… any smaller & it would look unimpressionable in your nursery. Go BIG or go home, right!
- Decorative, scrapbook paper- 12X12 should be fine. Obviously if you get a wooden letter that’s larger than that, you’ll either have to cut & size more paper on to your letter or go with a larger piece of decorative paper.
- Extra Strength Elmer’s glue stick
- Lace Ribbon- I’d grab one that’s at least 2 inches wide & make sure of course it color coordinates with the decorative paper you pick out.
- Adhesive rhinestone gems
- A beautiful accent piece to decorate your letter with… this can be a flower, bow…. Anything! Just make sure it’s GORGEOUS!
- Pencil, Scissor & a hot glue gun!
***ALL MATERIALS I USED ARE LINKED BELOW***
2. Take your wooden letter, place it on your decorative paper & simply draw out the letter with your pencil… Obviously you’ll want to do this on the backside of the letter so your pencil markings won’t show.
Again, if your letter * paper size don’t match up perfectly… that’s ok! Just cut out as much paper as you need to cover the entire letter, you can overlap the paper once you start gluing it on to the letter & trust me no one will ever notice! Take you glue stick and start gluing your cutouts on to your letter.
3. Now glue your ribbon on to the vertical part of your letter, wrapping the ends of the ribbon on the backside of your letter again to hide it.
4. Here’s the part that takes the longest… adding your rhinestones! You could even skip this step, but I think the rhinestones added a much needed sparkle. Take you rhinestones (hopefully you bought some that came in adhesive, long sticker like form) & cut them into long single stripes. Once you have a bunch of long adhesive rhinestone stickers in front of you, simply take off the adhesive and line it up and press it securely into the edges on the letter- cut off at the ends whatever isn’t needed.
5. Last step- take your hot glue gun & glue your decorative piece (like the bow you see in mine) on to wherever you think it would look the nicest… I’d do one of the top corners of your letter.
BADA-BING-BADA-BOOM.- You’ve got yourself a truly priceless & so very chic decorative letter for your nursery!
For more nursery decor ideas visit my other post at https://modernmommin.com/tag/nursery-decor/