DIY Nursery Letters created by April Erhard of April Golightly
We received a sample of Lullaby Paint for review purposes only. All opinions are our own.
I wanted my daughter’s bedroom to have a customized feel, but did not want to spend a fortune buying letters. I have seen them cost from $10 to $60 a piece. Making them custom from the craft store is much cheaper. Since Camilla’s name is so long, there was no way I was going to spend even $10 a piece. I spent less than $2 per letter for this DIY project, and I have craft supplies left over to do other projects.
Supplies & Tools
- Lullaby Paint in Cotton Candy
- Neon Pink Acrylic Paint
- Wood Letters
- Yarn in Gray
- Trash Bag or Drop Cloth
- Paint Brush
- Scotch Foam Tape
- Gorilla Glue
- Heavy Object (I used a shelf )
1. Mix the Cotton Candy Lullaby Paint with neon pink acrylic paint at a ratio of 1:1 in a zip lock bag. You can order samples from Lullaby Paint to complete this project. Lullaby Paints are made from the finest ingredients and are baby safe paints, In fact, the paints are so safe they include food grade ingredients.
2. Lay out a trash bag or drop cloth. Lay the letters on top.
3. Paint the letters with the paint mixture.
4. Wait for the letter to dry and then wrap the yarn around the letter. Tie the last of the yarn together.
5. Put a little bit of the gorilla glue on the back of the letter. Stay away from the edges as gorilla glue expands when it dries. Place the foam tape on top of the gorilla glue.
6. Lay out the letters and measure an inch between them to get the space needed for the name. Use a pencil to draw boundaries for the name.
7. Use the level to make sure that the letters are straight. Peel off the foam tape backing and stick the letter to the wall.