Well, this Bohemian Nursery Art was a fun little project!
I created a custom name sign for my client’s soon-to-be baby girl: Josie!
The original sign is one that I purchased from Hobby Lobby on clearance for $13.
I painted it the FIRST time for a little boy’s birthday party and you can see that here.
I am now able to paint it AGAIN for a little girl’s nursery!
Now, that’s what I call a great deal for $13!!!
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Now let’s dive into how I created this sign revamp!
Creating a Custom Color
My client provided me with inspiration photos for the color green, the color of yarn she wanted as well as the pattern she wanted to be painted into the background. She even requested the pom-pom dots over both the i and the j. So I didn’t have to think much about this project. I just needed to bring her vision to life!
Dixie Belle offers a Color Lab to create custom colors. Have you tried it? You can find it here.
I followed the prompts to upload my photo that had the green that my client wanted, and the Color Lab told me exactly what colors, and how much of each, to mix together; just like a recipe!
It even gives you the option to choose which paint line you are using: Silk or Chalk MIneral.
Obviously, I chose Silk!
Then I hand-drew with a chalk pencil the leafy and flower design; only the outlines, not the inside squiggly lines.
It is important to set your chalk lines with a fixative spray if you plan to use a paint pen over the chalk line, or the chalk will clog up your paint pen.
So I sprayed a single and very light coat of paint fixative.
Then, using a white paint pen, I traced my outlines and filled in all leaves and flowers with the squiggly lines that my client had asked for.
Now for the best part: adding the name!
Using a piece of chalk, I drew the baby’s name, “Josie” in script.
I chose the soft pink (and also soft to touch – not that it matters) large yarn for her name.
I used a glue gun to create a bead of hot glue a section at a time over the chalk name, and then pressed the yarn into the hot glue!
Done! And It looks so cute already, but It’s pom-pom ball time!
It’s been a hot minute since I made these yarn balls, but this was fun!
Using a cardboard circle technique, I created these fun multi-colored pom-poms to top the I and J of her name!
It was such a cute idea. Thank you, momma Matti! I like the way you think!
And just like that, this Hobby Lobby sign recreation 2.0 is done!
I cannot WAIT to see this in baby Josie’s room!
Oh, did I mention I did the feature wall AND the baby sign for baby Josie’s older sister a few years ago??