Sunday, March 13, 2011

DIY Letters for Nursery

I always knew if I ever had a baby, that I wanted to make a lot of things for his or her room...I just didn't know what. So when James & I found out we were having a boy, we spent a lot of time trying to determine what kinds of projects we could do that were boy-appropriate but also within our realm of um...talents...HA :)

This was by no means our largest task, but it was still something neither of us had attempted before and it feels more important when it's for your first-born child :)

We purchased the wooden letter cutouts at Hobby Lobby, and decided to paint them according to some of the animal prints in his bedding: tiger, turtle, giraffe.

We bought a small giraffe stencil there as well, and a zebra one that I finagled into tiger stripes. For the turtle, I trimmed the edges of a round sponge into a 6-sided semi-hexagon shape and I am pretty pleased with the results!

So below are the pictures of the final product; you're not getting the "good" pictures just yet though--I'm saving those for my Big Nursery Reveal post in a week or two :)




Hope you enjoy, I really love the way they look and can't wait to hang them up!

Craft Couture



  1. OMG....Leighann they are awesome. I cant wait to see the entire nursery because I know you and James will do an amazing job. Love the letters! P.S I kinda partial to the M & J. lol

  2. These letters are lovely, thanks for sharing!

  3. they are going to look great!

  4. I love them! What perfect timing for my linky party, too. :)

  5. My favorite letter is "M"...for some reason, I think anything giraffe is cute for a baby! :)

  6. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable. Congrats on the baby! i know that one day I will go crazy with crafts making a nursery perfect :) this is such a great idea

  7. Visiting from Not Just a Housewife! I'm your newest follower :) Such a cute idea for nursery letters! Love it! You can check out the ones I did at

  8. These are very cute! thanks so much for linking up to Craft Couture Monday.


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