Monday, August 6, 2012

ABC Personalized Baby Gift

Here's another adaptation I made on a baby shower gift idea I found on THIS link for Etsy.  The print is $15 on their site, but I chose to make mine a little different to make it three dimensional.


The supplies you will need are an 8.5x11 frame ($6 at Michaels), card stock or paper to print it on, wood letters (I bought mine at Michaels for .99 a pack), glue, and paint in whatever color(s) you desire. 


First, I painted a cheap wooden frame to add color.  This is obviously not required, but I wanted to do it with my son's frame.


I designed the layout on Microsoft Word. I played around with font and size, and decided I liked Century Gothic in size 105 for the alphabet and Lucida Handwriting size 50 for the "is for".  It took me a while to figure out the spacing, but this is what worked for me.  If you would like the Microsoft Word file of this, just comment below or email me.  Then, it is an easy editing job for you!!  Remember, I am using an 8.5x11 document frame.  If you are using an 8x10, you will need to re-size the document.


Next, I painted the wooden letters of my son's name to match the initial in the document. You can use spray paint or any kind of paint. I bought the .39 cent bottle of craft paint from Michaels since I was using so little.  You don't need to paint the back of them since they will not be seen.  If you are giving a baby shower gift and don't know the baby's name yet, you can just use "Baby" which is still really cute.

Lastly, insert the document into the frame.  Then glue the painted wooden letters to the glass.  I placed my letters so they were sitting on the bottom frame so I could make sure they were level.  I adhered them with a little (not a lot because you don't want it to spill over and be seen) Mod Podge.  That's it!  A cute little addition to my son's bedroom and an easy, cute, inexpensive shower gift for friends!




8 comments:

baby showers gifts said...

Hello,

Nice post. Personalized baby gifts are always a great choice to show you took that time for a little extra thought. It provides a wide array of choices that make a perfect gift for a new born baby. Thanks a lot...

Daniel hus said...

Awesome idea and this is wonderful.I like to do this for my friends son birthday.Pooh Baby Shower

julianna moore said...

could you please send the file to whowantmoore@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

can you email me the b is for baby file? my email is katti_riley@yahoo.com
thanks!

Anonymous said...

This would be perfect!
May I have a copy? Rentaslorin@yahoo.com
:) Thank you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea may I have a copy also? kc62583@yahoo.com

Danielle Gilbert said...

I love this idea. I might have to do this for my niece that is 5 months!

Anonymous said...

HI, i love this! Trying to make it for my nephews 2nd b day Sept 5 and you are right its tricky with spacing. So if you could e mail me the the document I would be so grateful!!! Thank you so much! WOUgirl21@hotmail.com

Tinisha