the girls' room is almost "done"

May 18, 2010

the girls' room has been 90% done for about 6 mths now.  
there are just a couple of little projects that i needed to finish.
the first one was making something to hang over each bed.  
we had wooden initials up, but they just weren't really substantial enough.  i remembered seeing a project awhile back (sorry i didn't bookmark it so i'm not sure who did the original) where she put scrapbook paper in a frame and then put a letter on the outside of the glass.  i really liked that idea so i went out and found a frame at hobby lobby.  
i forgot to take a before picture, but it was dark brown with gold details.  i knew i wanted the oval shape so i just spray painted it.

the next problem was that the frame was too big to use scrapbook paper.  i thought i was pretty smart and decided i could use wrapping paper instead.  
after way too many trips to different stores in search of the perfect paper i realized that i could use fabric!  
(my 3 babies have sucked out all my brains. i know that this would not have taken me 2 weeks to think of before kids) 
so i used the styrofoam from inside the frame and roughly cut out the same shape just a little bigger.

then i used my cricut to cut out the letters (this time i did use scrapbook paper)
i used a black stamp pad to darken the edges of the letters so that they would stand out when they were against the busy background.
i used foam squares to attach the letter to the glass so that it would be even more 3d

once it was all put back together here is what it looked like:


  1. Those are really cute! Great idea for making the initials a more bold statement!

  2. Those look great! I really need to get a cricut.

  3. So pretty! Great idea with the fabric, I often shy away from big frames because my paper isn't big enough! Thanks for the idea!

  4. Super cute! This would make a fun wedding gift with the newly weds initials!

  5. This is a great idea...I love how it turned out! I agree, this would be a great gift too.

  6. So smart! They both look great, but I love the E

  7. I love that idea!!! It looks great:) I'm glad I'm not the only one with "mommy brain" haha!!
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  8. Beth,

    This is my first visit to your sweet blog via New Friend Friday but I will certainly be returning. Wow! Framing your wood initials really makes a statement. What a wonderful touch of whimsy for your children's room! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. those are adorable! My projects take me days (and weeks...)longer than they would have, prior to having kids! Love those monkeys!

  10. This is so cute and i have never seen it before. GJ!
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  11. I am totally relating to your "oh duh" moment. And I don't even have kids.

    These turned out really cute.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts.

  12. What a cute and clever solution you came up with! These look truly lovely and the fabric you chose is perfect. My kids are grown and I still have my "duh" moments, go figure!

  13. Well aren't you crafty!! Those are really cute! Good ideas...and, I totally hear you on the Mommy brain-sucking issue...I just had my 7th and I am feeling more and more flakey every day!

    Have a great weekend!


  14. I love this..

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  15. really makes the letters pop! sometimes my whole project turns into another project b/c I can't find the right stuff for the original project! plus, I have a teenager!! i found you via Blue Cricket Designs! Thanks for sharing!!

    Vicky @ sleeping in an unmade bed

  16. I just starting following your blog because I thought this project was so cute!

    xoxo, Cat visiting from

  17. These are gorgeous. I would love to try this.

    I'm hosting a blog party right now and would love it if you linked up!

  18. These are super cute! Love the material! What an adorable choice of wall art! Love it and the monograms! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  19. WOW! great idea for a kids room :) thanks for linking up to making monday marvelous!

  20. Love it! Will be trying soon! Can't wait to link back to you! <3

  21. This is so cute! I am featuring it on Favorite Things Friday. Stop by if you would like a featured button!

  22. This is just too darn cute! I love the oval frames - they create just the right amount of elegance to go with your fun prints! You did a great job!

  23. Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E it!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D