Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Doily Block Nursery Letters

My little sister is having a baby. 
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And I get to help her decorate and plan for sweet little Olivia's room. 

I wanted to make her some letters for her room and remembered seeing some really cute wood block letters decorated with doilies. I couldn't remember where I saw them so I had to do a little pinterest searching and found them here. Click over to check out that sweet nursery. Adorable.

There was no tutorial, but I figured they seemed easy enough to do so I just kinda winged it.
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Here's how I made them:

You'll need:
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- a package of small doilies
-wood block letters {we got ours at Hobby Lobby}
-modge podge
-sponge brush
-scissors
{I used a regular wooden B I already had for the pictures cause I loved the way Olivia's turned out so much I wanted one for Bella. But I like the chunkier block letters better}

First take out the center of the doily. 
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Then decide where you want to place a piece of the doily and cut it to size.
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Brush on a thin layer of modge podge and lay the doily on top.
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Cover the doily in another layer of modge podge to seal it.
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Use the dabbing method on this step as opposed to brushing so you don't tear the doily.

I wrapped some of the pieces around the letter and some I cut at the edge.
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Just eyeball it and decide for yourself where you think you need to place the doily. 
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Super easy and I love the way they look. Simple and Sweet.
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Can't wait to see them in the room. 

Thank you to Erin  for the idea.

We have a few more projects to do so it's my plan to post one here each week. That's my plan. We all know how good I am at sticking to plans for posting, though. But hopefully I'll have a few projects/how to's posted leading up to a whole room reveal.
Decorating and creating is a big part of me. I love it. And getting to do it for my sweet baby sister who is having a baby herself? Even better.


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15 comments:

  1. That's ADORABLE!!! Love those! Sometimes it pays to find out if you're having a girl or boy. I'm still glad we're waiting though :)

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  2. LOVE that idea! You could do that with lots of stuff ;-) Happy Wednesday!

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  3. These are super cute! I love the idea! I saw you over at Sugar & Dots!

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  4. This is soo adorable! My sister-in-law is pregnant and I wish I had time to such sweet projects for her.

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  5. Congrats to your sister! I love this project!!

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  6. Those are so cute! Love the picture of you ladies, beautiful ;)
    xoxo

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  7. how cute are these. love it, so happy I came across your blog. totally following. I'd love if you'd check out my style and fashion blog and see if you'd like to follow. I'd love to hear what you think of my JewelMint photo shoot. thanks love. xo

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  8. I found you via The Wiegand's. I have read a few posts and you truly are a beautiful person. I am looking forward to reading more! I'm glad to have met another sister in Christ.

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  9. a)tell your sis to stop being such a skinny winner when she's pre go. it's rude.

    b)those letters are adorbs.

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  11. I LOVE the letters! They turned out so cute! They are one of my favorite things for her room! The best part is her Auntie la la made them for her! How cool is that! Olivia and I are so blessed to have you!

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  12. they are super cute! :) great job!

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  13. This is really cute! I bought some doilies and I've been meaning to do something fun with them.

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  14. I love the letters and may just have to do that myself. And I had to do a double take when I saw the pic...ya'll look so much alike! It's crazy..crazy beautiful, all of you.:)

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