Monday, February 4, 2008

How to Make a Name Board

Since a bunch of people on my last post asked about how to make the name boards, I thought it's be much easier to just post the steps although I wish I had pictures of each step, but you'll get the idea.

1. Wal-mart's craft section has the wooden boards in 5x7 as well as 8x10. With Savy's long name, I went with the smaller of the two which was only $1 or $2, I think. While you're there, get some Modge Podge and a brush.
2. Pick out cute paper at a scrapbook store and some ribbon.
3. Sand the edges of the wood plaques and paint the edges to match whatever paper you chose.

4. Modge Podge paper onto the board and let dry.

5. Order vinyl letters from someone (that's the rage here in Arizona so it's really easy to know someone who does this and it's incredibly cheap -- I think my letters were like $7 or something) and put them on the dried Modge Podged boards.

6. Liquid nail the ribbons on the back and then for good measure put thumb tacks in to make sure they're stable before hanging.

Like I said -- cute, easy and cheap, but also, like I said, I can't take credit since Angie Ras is the one who I stole the idea from -- thanks to Angie.

7 comments:

Megan said...

That is a really cute/cheap idea. I think I might do it for my boys. I just need to figure out where to get vinyl letters from, they aren't exactly the rage in Des Moines.

Amy said...

We can send you vinyl, Megs. I'm so proud of you for becoming a true blogger lately, Mandi! I love seeing new posts without having to nudge you for something fresh!

Angie Ras said...

The entire room turned out darling! Thanks for the nod, but I stole the idea from my sister Maren! :) I wish I would have thought of Liquid Nails. I super glued the ribbon and then staple gunned for good measure.

Meg, I got my letters from this friend, who can mail them to you: http://www.writeyourworldlettering.blogspot.com/ (She even posted a pic of one of my girl's name boards on her site.)

sista # 2 said...

I love the girls' room! The color, the bedding the names -darling;)

Alexandra said...

This is really adorable. I am going to have to copy for my little boy and my niece. Would you mind adding a little comment indicating where you ordered your letters. I like that style better than the ones I have seen at Michaels. Thanks! Oh, this is Alexandra Smith from the mission.

Tiffany said...

It was fun to see your girl's room. I love pink and green! If I ever get around to it those are the colors my youngest girls will have in their room. Thanks for the fun instructions on the name boards!

Heather said...

Awesome, don't you love super easy crafts that look like you are pure genius. Not that you aren't...