I originally made one of these signs for my cousins’ new baby boy as a gift but I thought they may not want all their newborns info all over my blog, so I made one up for my son (who is now 5 but, hey, better late than never!).
What You’ll Need:
- Flat Canvas (I used size 12″ x 16″)
- Stencils (I used my Silhouette Cameo to create my own. You could buy letter stencils or use an Exacto knife if you don’t have a Cameo)
- Acrylic Paints
- Paintbrush, Spouncers / Sponge Pieces
- Painter’s Tape
- Sawtooth Hanger
- Strong Glue
Start by painting your canvas black and allowing to dry completely.
While that dries, work on laying out the design (or planning how to layout your stencils).
I use 12×12 scrapbook paper for my stencils. Lay stencils out on dried canvas and tape in place. I opted to not place the letter/number centers in a this point. (In a later step I simply paint them back in with the black background color so save the letters to use in this later step.) Use a light hand with the paint so it won’t bleed.
After the text dries, take the letter outlines and add back in any letters/numbers with centers (A, O, E…). I actually used a q-tip for some of the really small areas. Allow to dry completely and then use a really strong glue (such as E600 to attach a sawtooth hanger to the back of the canvas).
If you missed my Boy’s Room Mini-Makeover with Chalk Paint Dresser just click the image below to check it out!
And that’s it! Makes a great handmade gift for a new baby and there are so many options/color schemes you could create!