Another really simple baby shower décor project is to incorporate the babies name into the decorations. I love decorations that can look cute at the shower but then Mom can take home and use as decoration in the nursery (like the pink picture frames in Part 1). One idea is to make your own wooden baby name blocks, like here or here. I decided to make my own letters by printing off a stencil from my computer to use on scrap cardboard and covering in patterned scrapbook paper. Originally I was going to make little triangle ‘stands’ to attach to the back of the letters however I wasn’t liking how that was turning out. Last minute I decided that these letters would look adorable against an antique barn board (that I had leftover from this project). Add a picture hanger to the back and it makes a perfect little nursery décor that can be hung on babies door or wall or leaned in a bookshelf!
To attach the letters to the barn board I first glued thumbtacks to the back of the letters. Then I used hot glue on the back of the letters placed them on the board and hammered the thumb tacks in. A couple notes: 1. I glued all the thumb tacks on the back then put a flat heavy object on top (I used the barn board) and left it so that the glue could fully adhere and dry. I ended up leaving it overnight because it was late anyway, but a couple hours should do, or follow the directions on the back of the glue you are using. 2. Make sure you position your letters before you start gluing. 3. Anyone who has used a glue gun knows that it dries fast! So only hot glue one letter at a time (taking each letter from its ‘position’ on the board) and work fast!
I love the mixture of the pretty letters with the rustic styling of the barn board. I know this is headed for a spot hung over baby Jessa’s crib but it could also be styled on a bookshelf or leaned on a shelf. *If you missed Part 1, click here or Part 2, click here.