If you have read my other posts then you know that one of my favorite things to do is to make things for babies… and nurseries! Maybe since I’ve had my own little one…. actually probably since way before that! Because I had his nursery planned out way before he was even a twinkle in our eyes! Yup… I’m crazy like that! So, surprise surprise… here is another nursery string art sign I made for one of my good friends! As soon as I found out the colors of the nursery I got to work getting all my supplies together!
Follow my video tutorial below or just scroll down and read my step by step instructions for this super easy and fun DIY project!
Stuff you’ll need:
- Scrap pieces of wood of varying lengths
- Crochet thread in coral (or really thin yarn)
- Carbon Paper (I bought mine here but I’m sure you can find it at Michaels also)
- A pen hollowed out
- 1 x 16 nails from Lowes (the packet says “Wire Nails” but I don’t think it matters)
- Baby name print out
- Hooks for hanging the sign
- Paint samples from Lowes (teal, coral and white)
I started by putting all of my scrap wood pieces together to get it to look how I envisioned it. Then I asked my mom to help me paint the pieces alternating between white and teal as shown below (the hand on the top of the picture is my mom helping… thanks mommy!).
After the paint has dried, I lightly sanded the edges to give it a slight distressed look.
Now you’re ready to put it together. I used 2 pieces of 1×2’s and screwed them in from the back. To make sure the wood doesn’t split, I pre-drilled the holes first. Also, make sure the screws you’re using are not too long otherwise they will poke out through the back (in this case – the front).
After this step you’re ready to flip it over and start decorating!
I decided to do string art for the first name and paint for the middle name on this project. I printed out the name in the size I wanted and used it to drill holes for the nails. Its a bit more work but so worth it when you’re hammering later because the holes are already there! Trust me, I’ve hammered my fingers enough times to know this! You can read my tutorial on how to do string art here, where I made yet another Nursery String Art sign for my nephew’s nursery.
After the string part was complete, I wanted to just paint the middle name with coral paint so it could have a different texture. So I used the carbon paper to trace out the name and used my paint brush and coral paint sample I got from Lowes. I also used the carbon in this tutorial here incase you wanted to see that.
And there you have it… all done! Since I do EVERYTHING last minute and was still working on this gift up until an hour before the baby shower I did not have enough time to attach the hooks on the back. But I did include them with the gift!
Please let me know what you think about this Nursery String Art Sign and if you tried it at home I would love to see pictures in the comments below!