Custom Nursery Decor
My “Best Friend Baby” has arrived! And she is beyond perfect. Miss Logan Elise was born on October 18, 2017 at 7:25pm weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. Her mommy (my best friend, Kelly) is practically a super hero – the only less than twenty-four hours post-labor woman I know to be fully dressed, nails done, sitting on the edge of the maternity room bed greeting guests. Pre-arrival, Super Mom and I created custom decor for little “Lo” (because The Hills fans). I am sharing our do-it-yourself secret for an adorable nursery addition.
Nursery Baby Name
Wooden letters to spell name*
Scrapbook paper (1-sheet per letter of name)
Ribbon (10-12 inches per letter of name)**
Hot glue gun and sticks
Nails for hanging
*To avoid an unfinished look or needing to paint the sides, choose a finished letter like ours.
**Some letters like ‘N’ required 2 pieces of ribbon.
Decide on a pattern. Using scrapbook paper of choice, designate a piece for each letter. The pattern can be uniform, alternate, or completely differ for each letter depending on the desired look.
Place the first piece of scrapbook paper face-down on the cutting surface. In a well-ventilated area, apply spray adhesive to the front side of the first wooden letter. Carefully press it onto the scrapbook paper.
Using an X-Acto knife, cut along the edge of the letter to remove the excess scrapbook paper.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each letter of the name.
While the adhesive dries, use scissors to cut 10-12 inches of ribbon evenly per letter to ensure level hanging. See note*
Flip each letter over and use the hot glue gun to secure one end of the ribbon. Make a loop for hanging by gluing the second end of the ribbon on top of the first.
Decide on height and spacing on the nursey wall. Starting with the placement of the center letter, hammer a nail into the wall for hanging. Continue adding nails evenly spaced to the left and right until each letter of the name is accounted for.
With the ribbon loop, hang each letter on a nail and admire the completed name!
*Note: Be sure the letter will hang level. Some letters like ‘N’ require more than one piece of ribbon.
OPTIONAL: We used a hot glue gun to add paper flowers to each nail head to complete the design. You could add any embellishment of your choice, or none at all.
Welcome to this crazy beautiful world, Logan. May you always have sweet dreams.