Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DIY Sign: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


My wife and I made this sign for the baby's room to give as a present at the baby shower this past weekend for our daughter and son-in-love. They are decorating the room in a beach motif.

Here are the photos of how we made this.

First, we took the recommendation of one of our friends who has the popular blog: The Thinking Closet and used a pallet.  You'll find more information on the two links I just gave you than I'm willing to copy here. I just used my God given (and father trained) know-how to pull the wood I needed.

Then we cut them to the size we wanted. In this case, we wanted them to be as wide as the 3 starfish we selected.
Then we placed them together and flipped them over and connected them together in the back. Make sure not to use screws that are so long that they come out the front: just hold the screw up to the two boards laid on top of each other and you'll see if they're too long (no measuring ruler required).
We placed a paper over it and creased it to get the layout of the boards so we could design the lettering
Then we used carbon paper to trace it to the sign
So, then we could see the placement of the lettering
Then we lettered the front with permanent markers and put a message on the back 
Here's a close-up of our message to the baby
Then we glued on the stars with hot glue! (just a little bit of glue, starfish aren't all that heavy)

Yes, that's a quick tutorial. Our daughter and Son-in-love really like it. We were able to contribute something we made together, by hand, to the baby's room!  They hung it over the changing table soon after we got home from the shower! Hooray! 
 

3 comments:

Lauren Lanker said...

What an beautiful sign! And it's clearly infused with SO much love...both on the front AND back (love the Bible verses you chose). Also, way to be smart and use carbon paper! So glad our tips and tricks were useful...I appreciate the link love, too! Hugs to the Will Clan!

Susan Lee said...

That is SO CUTE! I am so amazed how you make them by hand! I am so sure the baby will love it too! :)

Juf said...

Wow, love it! It's not only beautiful, but so nice to tie in those Bible verses as well!