Not only did it take three weeks to clear out the things from the guest room, which also served as our craft, music, and storage room... but we had an old queen bed to dispose of and no where to put anything. So our living room became a storage area which drove me a little crazy for too long. Then came painting, which is also impossible with a baby, puppy, and big kid.
After more than a month, the room was finally painted. A little while later, the furniture made it's way into her room. And finally we're decorating, the best part. I'd been pinning away for her room since before she was born, so I had many ideas about what I wanted her room to look like and it's still a work in process. One thing I really wanted to make for her were floral letters. Of course Pie needed her own to match.
If you're not the crafty type, you can find similar (more professional) gorgeous versions of these letters on Etsy. They're worth the price considering the time it took us to make them, but the price of DIY can't be beat.
Here's what we did:
Foam poster board or you can use an old cardboard box if you're feeling Earth friendly
Artificial flowers (bought at the dollar store, Walmart also has them for cheap or Joann's if you're feeling fancy)
Hot glue gun
Spray paint (optional)
Scissors and wire cutters (if your flowers have wire in them)
Box cutter or X-acto knife
A popsicle stick (if you value your finger prints and have a history of burning them off with hot glue...)
That's it. Total time about 2 hours, including waiting for paint and glue to dry. Total cost... about $20 for both letters. We could have bought fancier flowers but we were aiming to keep the cost down.
Did you make this craft? What colors will you use? We'd love to see how yours turned out! Tag us in your photos!