I am not going to lie, I completely and totally stole this idea from my friend Lynden Haley. She made crayon initials for her brother Will's baby girl, and she lives in Houston so I knew she wouldn't be able to do anything about it! :) I give her all the credit for this fantastic idea. And honestly, hers are much more beautiful and precise than this... But the people I'm giving these to don't know that!
|Not quite as easy as 1-2-3.|
My friend and (class)roommate at school, Adam Tarpley, and his wife Carolyn are having a baby this month! They have not found out the sex of the baby, so I wouldn't have been able to give them the gift before the baby was born if I had done initials (which is what Lynden did for the set she made for her brother and his wife). Luckily, I found out that their baby nursery is going to be done with the Dr. Seuss ABC theme - eureka! That decision was as easy as A-B-C. The color coordinating, the cutting, and the gluing weren't quite so easy, but it was totally worth it!
|Baby Tarpley's Bedding|
I found these instructions online, and this is the original as far as I can tell. I hesitate to put it on here because hers are so beautiful, but hey, these were my first try.
Shadow boxes - $5/ea on sale at Michael's
64 Crayola Box - Free
TOTAL PRICE - $15
Not too shabby for a custom baby gift!
PS I hope they don't read my blog because it's tacky of me to tell them how much their gift cost.
Lots more pictures after the jump.