Monday, March 26, 2012

Baby Announcement Wall Art

I've been admiring baby announcement wall art for a while.  You know what I'm talking about, right?  The prints you can order that include your baby's name, birth date, size, etc.  For example, this adorable one:

Source: etsy.com via Mandi on Pinterest

or this sweet one:
Source: etsy.com via Mandi on Pinterest
The other day, I decided that I was going to stop staring at them, I was just going to have to make one myself.  So I toyed around on the computer (I used piknik) and here is what I came up with:


I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, especially since this was a first attempt.  I thought about adding her time of birth, location of birth, and a few more details, but ultimately decided I liked how it looked as is.  Now all that I need is to print it out on some quality paper, buy a matte and frame, and voila, Lucia will has beautiful wall art to commemorate her birth.  I plan on it looking something like this once it's framed:




I don't consider myself crafty or creative (although I certainly try and desperately long to be) and I definitely am not a graphic designer.  But I am very happy with the results (and proud of myself for attempting such a project without explicit instructions to follow!).  I might even make one to commemorate our wedding (or would it make a nice wedding gift - we have a few coming up this summer).  The most important element for me was having a blueprint to follow.  Before I started, I found many different examples and keep them open on my desktop so I could refer to them when I got stuck.  

What have you made recently?  
Is there something you've been wanting that you can make yourself instead?
Is there a craft you've been wanting to try by have been holding back 
(out of fear or because you think, "I just can't do that.")? 
While we're on the subject, is there anything in your life that you've been putting
 off because you think you can't do it (or for any other reason?)
  

Now's the time, do it!





6 comments:

  1. That is so cute!  It came out great!

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  2. Good work! It came out looking so adorable. Whatever are we going to do when Picnik shuts down?

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  3. Yours turned out very cute.  It would look great hanging in a nursery.  

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  4. What have you made recently?  --- I've made curtains for our kitchen sink window :-)Is there something you've been wanting that you can make yourself instead? --- new place mats!Is there a craft you've been wanting to try but have been holding back 
    (out of fear or because you think, "I just can't do that.")?  ---- I'm making G's Easter dress, so I'm not holding back, but I am SO intimidated. The pattern may be in English but it seems so foreign.:-) yay crafts!

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  5. Catholic Cookie JarMarch 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    That's super cute, Mandi! It turned out really well! :) 

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  6. Very cute!!!! 
    Recently I've made table number cards and table reservation cards ;) .

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