Celebrate Baby Sign

Celebrate Baby Sign

A couple of months ago my sister and I gave my daughter in-law a baby shower ~ all decked out in pink for the soon-to-be baby girl.  I had seen a cute chalkboard celebrate baby sign somewhere on the internet {but I don’t remember where and I’ve searched and searched but still can’t find it}.  I’m not in love with the chalk board look and I don’t like chalk dust but I did like the sign and so I created my own version using white poster board cut to fit into a cork board frame that I had previously painted black with acrylic paint.

It turned out just exactly how I wanted it.  Pink, white, and black.  And GIRLY.

These are the steps I took to make the sign:

1. Measured and cut the poster board to fit in the framed cork board.
2. Found a font I liked, typed out the words I wanted, enlarged it to the size I wanted, and printed it out.
3. Cut out each of the letters.  It sounds time consuming but I made the whole sign from start to finish in about 4 hours.
4. Layed them out on the cut board to see how it would look.  Then removed the letters.

Celebrate Baby 1

5. Penciled in guide lines for the two rows.
6. Layed the letters out again and traced around them.

Celebrate Baby 2

7. Used a black permanent marker to fill in the letters.
8. Erased all pencil lines and marks.
9. Sketched in the scroll work and then drew over and thickened the lines with a black permanent marker.  {It’s not perfect or a mirror image but still looks decent.}

Celebrate Baby Sign 5

10. Made the tassels using pink and sparkle white tulle and put them on a piece of twine.  {Idea from here.}
11. Placed the tassel garland on the sign by taping the ends of the twine to the backside of the frame.
12. Made a hanger by twisting tulle and tying it through the hooks on the back of the frame.
13. Made a pink tulle bow and attached it to the sign using a straight pin poked through the bow into the upper left corner of the poster board.  {In the pictures it’s actually taped to the frame but it kept falling off so I ended up pinning it.}

Celebrate Baby Sign 6

The celebrate baby sign was the little added extra thing that gave the baby shower decorations a completed look.

I also made some super delicious PINK cream cheese mints for the baby shower. Click {here} to view the post and get the recipe.

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11 Responses to Celebrate Baby Sign

  1. Maureen July 18, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    Lori! This is adorable. What a great idea.

    • Lori August 2, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      It’s an idea for you to tuck away for when your girls have babies! 🙂

  2. Michelle July 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    So pretty!! I love the tulle “skirt”!

    • Lori August 2, 2013 at 11:16 am #

      Thanks, Michelle, for letting me know that you think it’s pretty. I thought it turned out really well.

  3. bj August 2, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    This is adorable…:))

    • Lori August 2, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks, BJ. I just finished looking around your site. I must say, your southern cornbread is begging to be made today! 🙂

  4. Catherine August 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Aaaww! Too cute! Love the pretty tulle banner too — simple and sweet! Great job! Catherine (new follower)

  5. Felecia Cofield August 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Hi Lori! Your sign turned out adorable! You are such a creative person! Your daughter-in-law is blessed to have you! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

    • Lori August 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      Thank you, Felecia. Your kind comment made my day!!! Blessings to you, too. Have a lovely day.

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