Thanks for visiting! Please leave us a comment as we love your feedback.
See where we are partying at the bottom and on the sidebar.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Baby Gift-An Announcement Sign

Here's the 2nd of five personalized baby gifts, I plan to make, for my friends that have recently had or are having babies soon.  This is just one of the five I'm making!

First, I painted the front and back of a 9x12" board white.

Then, I painted this board blue.

Using my Silhouette, I cut out the baby's name, weight, and birthdate out of vinyl.  I applied the vinyl, like a stencil, to the board.  You can see where I used an exacto knife to cut it into sections. This makes it easier to transfer.  I rubbed the vinyl well to release any bubbles and wrinkles. Then I painted with a beige paint.

After the paint dried, I removed the vinyl.

I used my mouse sander to distress the board.

I applied the stain.  This picture shows the top half stained and the bottom half not. The stain further distresses the board and leaves a nice finish.

The board is stained and the stain is drying.

I used polyacrylic to add a protective coat. It is a satin finish so it doesn't make it too shiny, but does leave a slight gloss.

I drilled holes in the top corners.

I used rope, knotted, as a hanging source.

One down, four to go!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Very cute! And soooo easy!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. What a cute and super thoughtful gift! Will you share this idea at my HomeMade Monday blog party next week at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com? I am your newest follower! :)

  3. Hi there…
    I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at Somewhat Simple!
    I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime….:)
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party

  4. Also bear in mind that those 6 months need to
    good make use of and not get further into debt bad credit payday loans If you want to improve upon because these and you could add the cause of and you should save
    a lot of time and money long term
    Also see my website > bad credit loansuk


Thank you for commenting! We read every comment and try to respond back if we can. Thank you for making us feel special with your thoughts!