Crafts & DIY
DIY Wall Hanging
I am seriously obsessed with anything personalized. Before Lucy was born, I ordered letters to hang above her crib from a seller on Etsy, and a friend of mine painted a canvas with Lucy’s name on it to match her room. LOVE!
Well, I wanted to try my hand at making something to go either somewhere else in her room or maybe even on her door. Because, no, there’s just not ENOUGH “Lucy” in there. We were at Michael’s one day, and I found some really cute craft items to use, so I figured I would give it a try. Don’t want to put someone’s name on it? You can pretty much put anything.
I debated painting the wood two colors (and bought two colors of paint just in case), but I ended up thinking one looked nice. I painted it green and had to do two coats. DISCLAIMER: Please ignore my mismatched PJs and socks. They were the first pair I pulled out of my drawer.
Once it dried (which really didn’t take too long — maybe 30 minutes to an hour for each coat), I used my hot glue gun to glue the letters and the butterfly. I think it turned out super cute! Next time, though, I may use wood glue. I think maybe that would make everything a little more secure. Has anyone here ever worked with wood glue? Leave a comment and let me know!
It really was an inexpensive project, too. I still have a lot of the paint left for a future project, and I have three more of each letter since they came in packs of four. Here’s a breakdown of the cost:
- Wood – $1.99
- Paint – $1.19
- Letters x 4 – $3.96
- Paint brush – $0.49
- Butterfly – $0.50
So, it cost me a grand total of $8.13, which is probably less than you would pay on Etsy for someone to make one for you. And, like I said, I have leftover paint and letters for another crafting project. I think I might have to make these for my niece and nephews as well!