I'm really excited to show you guys my project for today because part of it I've been working on for months! It's been a pretty big project that has taken a ton of my time and energy over these past months, and I finally got a glimpse of the final product last week.
Want to see?
Isn't she lovely? :)
Yep, I'm pregnant, and we're thrilled to be welcoming a little lady to our house this summer. :)
Now, onto today's project.
I could hardly come home with sweet little sonogram pictures and not find a fun way to display them, right? Luckily, I had already been checking out Pretty Little Studio's shop months ago, so I was prepared.
I picked out these gorgeous Mini ABC Bunting Flags months ago when I knew there was a little one on the way but had no idea if it was a boy or girl.
I had all sorts of ideas for sweet words that I could frame in the nursery that would appease my nesting instincts, (a little), and change around as my mood changed. Nursery, Baby, Little One, Baby's Room, etc. But once we found out that we had a healthy little lady on the way, one option seemed to stand out more than the others.
As I said before, I had originally planned on framing the letters, but decided that the cards' vintage feel called for a bit more of a vintage frame. I thought this little antique dresser drawer separator would be a great fit.
I cut out my cards, clipped them to some cotton twine, and hung them on the frame with tacks so that I could see how long I wanted my twine to be and what sort of spacing I wanted for the letters.
I removed the twine with the letters still clipped on, flipped it over, and added a tiny dab of Elmer's glue to the cards right by the glue. The clothespins kept the cards in place and helped to keep the twine in the glue as it dried. Perfect!
I removed the clips and used the tiniest dab of hot glue to secure the twine to the frame. I just love hot glue, it can be invisible if you do a light amount and it was dry and secure within seconds. Just what I was looking for.
I hot glued a little clothespin to one of the cubbies so that I could add a picture of our little sweetie.
Just to play up the vintage charm of the display, I added these three antique blocks with my husband, son and I's initials into the third little cubby.
Now I have a perfect little display to celebrate our newest addition, to announce that there will soon be a little sister around, and to give me a fun way to show off her sweet little profile picture. I love it! It looks a bit like an announcement from our family to the world, or at least to the visitors in our home. :)
If you do decide to get some of these little bunting flags, you might want to consider ordering two sets instead of one. There are double vowels included in the set, which was obviously very helpful to me here, but once you start dreaming up words and phrases you realize just how often you need two of the consonants as well. Luckily they're not expensive at all and you'll have a ton of fun thinking of new sweet little things to say.
If you like what you've seen today, be sure to come back Tuesday and Wednesday for more projects that we've done with items from Pretty Little Studio's shop. Need even more incentive? Pretty Little Studio is doing a giveaway on Wednesday too!!
I'll be spending my week linking to these amazing parties, and...oh... occasionally looking at little girl bedding. :)
PS-I'm so excited that this project was featured on Apartment Therapy's Children's Section Ohdeedoh!! Check it out here!
Have a great week!!