Thursday, September 29, 2011

Guest Blogger.....Momma Made It

Today's guest blogger is Emilee from Momma Made It! Emilee just recently added a sweet baby to her family too, so she knows all to well that I could use a little help from my friends while I am taking care of my new baby boy. I am so happy that she stopped by to be a guest today.....



Meet Momma Made It! .......


So I am trying to get a few new things together for the "Nursery/Shared Room" for the kiddos! 

And when I saw this a few weeks ago I thought holy that's cute!

These are from dollarstorecrafts.com
I love Dollar Store Crafts.... cause well I love the dollar store!

So after I thought holy that's cute I thought I wonder what I could do with this.... and then this came out...


I am in love with them!

Here is how I did them... 
(unfortunately I was so excited while making them that I forgot to take pictures...)

First I cut down a cardboard box... shocking for me I know... 
I cut it to the size that I wanted (I cut four of them) and then I glued two of the sheets together with just white glue and I weighted them down with plates and vases... 
Next I painted them both white. 
Then I lightly sketched out each name and glued my crayons down over the sketched letters.
Personally I preferred to have them with the outside paper taken off and I cut them much smaller of course since I had more letters to make. 

Here is a close up of the letters....

For Max's I did all the letters in green, yellow, orange and blue... the colors I am using for his side of the room.


and for Delaney I used reds, purples and pinks. (the colors of one Strawberry Shortcake)
Then I used excess cardboard to make the frames, I did my best to make them a perfect mitered edge but clearly I didn't succeed, and at 9:30 after a long day with a very active girl I really didn't mind that it wasn't perfect. Then I just covered the cardboard with scrapbooking paper in coordinating colors... reddish for Delaney and orangeish for Max.

Here they are again... in full and a bit closer up!



I think they will look great against the green walls... Yup I am painting the walls green and I can't wait!

Make anything cute for your kids lately? 
I'd love to hear about it!

Emilee, thanks so much for sharing! What a cute project!

1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea! I definitely want to do something like this for my children's teachers. Thanks for sharing it!

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