I think it's about time to be wrapping up my little tour of Luke's nursery, so here are the last two projects from his room that I'm going to share with you all.
What is a babies room without ABC's?
I knew I wanted them in his room, but I wasn't sure in exactly what form. Then I thought that it might be fun to have those who loved the baby, (aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and of course parents) draw ABC cards, so that they would each have a little piece of themselves in baby's room.
How to make your own:
-Print out the alphabet (uppercase, lowercase, two letters to a page on card stock).
-Cut them to the size you want.
-Color your letters. I took some of the letters to showers for people to color what they wanted ex: Ee picture: elephant. I had everyone write their names on the back of their drawing so we could remember later on who drew what.
-When each letter has a picture hot glue them all in random order on an old bulletin board etc. Some other cute options would be to hang the cards like a banner, or laminate them and use them as flashcards. No matter how you choose to display your cards they are a fun personal touch.
4. Scrap Map: I found the idea for the scrap map over at See Kate Sew. Click here for her step by step tutorial.
*I only changed two things. First, I added the U.S.A. at the top of the map. Second, I put the map in a 24x36 white poster frame rather than gluing it to a board. For me, it was much easier to hang this way! I also added in the colors of Luke's nursery.
I am actually really pleased with how the room turned out.
One of the best things about DIY projects is that they are original. Even if you find a tutorial online you are still the one making the project and yours is guaranteed to be different than any other. It was also fun when I was pregnant to have an outlet for that "nesting".
I feel like my projects, while imperfect, are a manifestation of my excitement at being a mother and my love for Luke.
Play to your strengths. If you love to write, write a poem or a letter to your child and frame it. If you are artistic, paint or draw a picture of things you love or do a mural on baby's wall. If you love music, record yourself singing a lullaby or compile a cd of your favorite quiet songs. Do what works for you and I guarantee you and your baby will both love the outcome!
Thanks for touring my baby's nursery with me.
Tie and Suspenders Onsie
Fabric Scrap Wreath
Fabric Nursery Board Art
Monogram Fabric Letters
15 Minute Wreath
Fabric Scrap Banner
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