My friend, Leslie, is due any day now with a sweet baby boy named Conley. A couple months ago she asked me to help her with her nursery letters. She is going with a western theme complete with horses, stars, banadana fabric, and rope. She gave me free range to design something. I am so happy with how they turned out!
I started with chipboard letters which were only about $2.00 each.. And some acrylic paint. I actually already had all the paint on hand so that part was easy. I planned and designed each main color for each letter. I had 1 white, 1 red, 1 navy blue, 2 cream, and 1 light blue letter. Then I set to work on the little details.
The black spots on the C and the brown spots on the L were hand painted.
The good thing about cow spots is that they aren’t perfectly shaped or sized so there is no right or wrong way to go about it.
For the letter E I used my Silhouette Cameo and made a dashed line cut out on cheap contact paper. I used the contact paper as a stencil and painted over it in light coats of dark blue. My goal for the E was to get it to look like denim fabric.
Here is a picture of the letters almost completed. For the letter N I made a star print using my Silhouette Cameo and again used contact paper to stencil it with white paint. The letter Y is actually black vinyl that I cut and used spray adhesive to make sure it would stick.
The Letter O took the longest. I made the paisley shapes out of black and white vinyl then added small circles, dots and flower details in the empty spaces with sharpies to make it look like bandana fabric.
These are the letters hung in her nursery all completed. She used thick rope-like twine to attach and tie them to nails in the wall. I love how they turned out!
I am so happy she loves how they look and I was so happy to make something meaningful for her. My Cameo sure made this project easy and I loved getting to use some paint (I love to paint but it had been a while!). There are so many things you could do for nursery letters depending on your theme. Even just solid painted letters would look really nice on an accent wall or on a shelf.
What is your nursery theme?