Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Personalized Baby Gift for the Nursery

I've been working on projects for my grandson Connor's nursery.  I started with the letter "C" written in shades of blue buttons, glued to a painted gray canvas with white stars. Then I spelled his name in small wood letters on painted blocks. Really cute, but we needed more! 

My daughter-in-law found a galvanized metal bucket at a local yard sale, perfect for all kinds of baby knick-knacks. We wanted to add his name to that too, but wood letters didn't work too well on a curved surface, so it's Joy to the rescue!

Supplies were minimal - all you need are Joy embroidered letters and Krylon® Spray Paint.


Step 1 - Paint the bucket. I turned it upside down over a tower of paint cans then lightly sprayed the outside with 2-3 coats of blue. The paint dried really quickly, so it only took about 10 minutes, then I sprayed the inside.

Step 2 - Peel the waxy paper backing off of each letter to expose the adhesive then place around the rim of the container.

TIP:  For names with an even number of letters, mark the center of the container's rim and adhere the last letters of the name on the right, then add the first letters to the left.  If your name has an odd number of letters, place the middle letter over the center mark first.

These letters worked perfectly on the curved rim!  Seriously, how cute is this?

You can find JOY iron-on embroidered letters 
in a variety of colors, sizes and fonts at your local craft store.  Enjoy!

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