Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Baby Gift Idea

I should clarify that title – new baby, not new gift idea!  My daughter’s friend had her baby boy recently and I wanted to get a gift for them.  While in Hobby Lobby recently, it struck me to do his name with those unfinished wood letters and some scrapbook paper.  Certainly not an original idea, but cute, personal and inexpensive enough to make a nice gift.  I picked up the letters for his name ~ Nolan ~ some craft paint, and a few scrapbook papers {Baby Boy is the name of the line}. 

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I traced the letters on the papers I wanted to use first, then painted the letters. After they dried I Mod Podged the paper onto each letter.  Once that dried I did two coats over the top {letting dry between coats}. 

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I think I’m going to pick up some of those new adhesive Command wall hangers that I’ve been seeing {they look like velcro} and include them in the gift box as an option for her, in case she doesn’t have a shelf to prop them on. 

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15 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really, really adorable and such a great gift idea!!!
Cindy

vivian said...

Wonderful idea!!
they turned out perfectly. I'm sure your friend will love them Kathy!
have a great weekend
xoxo
vivian

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a thoughtful gift and I love the papers you chose. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

pam {simple details} said...

That turned out great Kathy ~ what a thoughtful idea! Enjoy the weekend!

Patty said...

This is adorable, Kathy. She will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Missy George said...

How special and very personal..Great gift idea..

sajuki said...

great !

Melissa Skidmore said...

Classic! Looks great! LIfe to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Pretty, and very thoughtful to include the command strips. I'm sure the new mom will love this sweet gift. :)

Okio B Designs said...

What a sweet little gift! Love his name too!

Jeanine

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great idea for a gift Kathy...you did a great job..just love the colors and patterns!!

Sherry Calamia said...

Such a nice gift for a baby! You did a perfect job and to give it wth command wall hangings really tops it!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very cute and I think that's a lovely idea. Including the command strips is a great idea - it makes it so much easier to hang without trying to figure that part out.

Kathy, we'd love it you would link up this or any of your projects to the Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop!
http://acultivatednest.com/2013/05/the-creative-homeacre-blog-hop/

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, What a darling gift. Love the papers you used. And to add the hooks is a thoughtful touch.
Thanks for sharing this great idea.
CM

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great idea. I must remember when our new baby arrives in June. I hope my daughter will embrace the idea for the baby's nursery.

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