I started with the names of my boys, mostly because the girls weren’t born when I started this project. I tell you this so you can shake your head when you see how long this super-simple project took me.
I bought the letters in AC Moore, along with some green paint and those small wooden cut outs that are already painted (!) and are only about 79 cents each. In both AC Moore and Michaels, these cutouts can be found in the same aisle as the letters are found. Super simple.
Once home, I decided that I was so proud of myself for getting the kids and the bag into the house, that I deserved an oreo cookie.
Why, you ask, would a grown woman be proud of herself for buying one bag of crafts supplies?
However, I digress. I, eventually, painted the letters and glued the already painted (hooray) wooden pieces on the letters. As you can see, I used a “safari” theme, with lions, elephants and giraffes. Some months later, Josh hung them up and I smiled.
So three years after that first expedition to AC Moore, the letters are all officially hung up - even though none of the kids are still sleeping in the same place where their name hangs. Whatever. I’m not moving them again.