Baby Name Signs

I’m headed to a baby shower this weekend for three little babies (no, they’re not triplets!).  I decided that this time it would be fun to give something handmade.

I’ve had 3 painter’s canvases lying around for years.  For some reason, I was scared to try to paint on them (why?…I do not know…).  I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try them out.  I wanted to do something with their names, but not so “baby-ish” that it couldn’t grow with them.

After all was said and done, this is what they look like…

all signs ps

I designed Tate and Rhea’s in photoshop and printed the fonts out on my printer.

tate ps

I transferred the design using transfer paper, after the base coat had dried (a blow dryer makes that happen lickety-split!).  {You can see a basic sign making tutorial here.}

After the letters were painted, I used painter’s tape to mask off for stripes. {All paint used was acrylic craft paint.  And painting on canvas is a dream!  I don’t know why I waited so long to try it.}

rhea ps


I wish I could say I just whipped up the design for Autumn’s, but that would be untrue…


autumn ps

I modified one I found here

nursery prints

Aren’t those just the cutest nursery art prints??  Those prints (and many others) are available at the etsy site Just Bunch.  In fact, you can purchase the above 4 for $56.

3 signs

Now that this “fun” painting is over…I need to get back to painting that deck!

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  1. These are absolutely adorable! I'm going to feature this on tomorrow's Thrifty Thursday Link Party 🙂 Hope to see you there.

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