Are ya ready for another “Do It Yourself” project? Displaying your little one’s name above their crib has definitely become the thing to do. With both Alleigh and Kaelyn I purchased wooden letters which I painted and hung with ribbon, but I wanted to do something a bit different in Willow’s room. I had found some perfect fabric for her nursery’s theme, but there was only a tiny bit left – definitely not enough to make curtains out of or anything like that – so instead I have been incorporating it into various projects in her room.
Materials & Tools:
die cut letters
iron & ironing board
My first step was to figure out which fabric I wanted to use and then iron it so there would be no creases in my finished product.
I then placed the fabric on the cutting board, put the frame backing directly on top, and used the rotary cutter to cut around the frame backing so I would have the exact shape I needed.
Using the paintbrush I painted the mod podge onto the front side of the frame backing and gently placed the fabric on top smoothing out any wrinkles.
I then painted three coats of mod podge on top of the fabric waiting for each coat to dry completely before applying the next coat.
Once these were completely dry I placed them inside the picture frames without the glass. This way I could make sure I was attaching the die cut letters directly in the middle of the frames. I used mod podge for this too.
Once the letters were securely attached and dried I put the frames back together with the glass inside them as well. Oh and I made sure to clean the glass before putting them back together – didn’t want any finger prints!
Finally I enlisted the hubby to hang them on the wall above the crib. I wanted them evenly spaced and level….. and well, he’s just better at that than me.
I absolutely love how these turned out! And the great thing is you can use any frames, fabric, letters you want to make different variations of this same project. If you make some I would love to add your pictures below!