In Brazil it is customary to have a personalized name plaque at the hospital when your baby is born. You walk down the halls of the maternity ward and are greeted by all sorts of simple (and not-so-simple) name signs adorning all the doors of the recovery rooms. When Elena was born, my sister-in-law made me a cute little sign to hang on the door.
|Some examples of the signs you'd see in the hospital|
Here's what I started with:
The decorative wooden sign was one that I had bought a few years ago, and I'm not quite sure why as we aren't really big wine drinkers in our family. So it could definitely be turned into something more useful. The other things were collected from various baby showers and I bought a few little extra things.
1. First I used my handsaw to cut the scrap piece of wood to the right length to create a shelf at the bottom of the sign.
2. A few small nails to secure the bottom piece,
3. All nailed in across the length of the board.
4. Painted white with a few coats with my helper, Lucas. (He also added some other designs when I wasn't looking).
5. Lined up some green scrapbook paper to wrap around the bottom.
6 - 8. Glued the top, bottom and back and smoothing the paper around the edges.
9. Ran a piece of masking tape along the back to secure the paper. Notice Lucas had also added some designs to the back of the wood.
12. Cut it out. The paper didn't quite reach the whole length of the wood so I cut two slices off the ends and added a band of ribbon in the middle.
13. The sign ready with the background and green scrapbook paper.
Ok girls, we're ready for you now!