A is for……
The first name of our soon to be born little boy! We are pretty up front with the details of our lives, but we are keeping his name a secret. We are 99.9% sure we are giving this “A” name to him as his first name! So of course some customization is in order. He’s a baby after alll!
I am super loving this project because it’s quick and saved me a bunch of money. I love marquee letters. Carnival letters? Whatever you want to call them, I dig them. Urban was selling then for $179 a pop, and I was tempted to grab some (now on backorder ’til 12/12). When I started spelling out words/names, I realized how much the bill was going to be and stopped myself from investing in reproductions and focused that money towards original art. Then pinterest does what it does best and gave me an idea (or better yet, some instructions) on how to make my own! Here is what you are going to need to grab to make your own:
- I got the letter at Joe-ann’s, though I would have preferred the largest “A” they were all out so I snagged the medium one for $4.99.
- The lights I got at Target, on sale for $6.48. I grabbed these ones for two reasons. 1.) The bulb is plastic. 2.) there were 10 lights on the strand.
- Primer (if you plan to paint your letter (or number!)
- Spray paint (you’ll need the primer, trust)
- x-acoto knife
I won’t go into great detail because the pinner linked above does a good job. Only difference is we primed and then spray painted our “A” which made the x-acto a little tough, but nothing to cry about. I am so excited about the results! It looks great and after keeping in on for hours, it did not over heat!
Did you knock anything off your pinterest to do list this week? I would love to see! Please share below!