I'm sorry I've been MIA for the last few weeks. Things have been a little crazy around here since little Miss Penelope joined the ranks. Somehow, my little Sweet P is 3 weeks old.
In the weeks before Penelope was born, I had a bit of extra time on my hands. And so for the first time in a really, really long time, I had time to get a little crafty. I even Mod Podged and hot glue gunned things! I even made Shaun drive me to AC Moore for crafting supplies the week before I gave birth.
One of my favorite crafts that I did are these cute little door hangers that I made for Penelope's nursery.
We have a giant closet in her room and so I wanted to add something to make the incredibly tall, stark white doors feel a little more integrated into the room.
These were so easy and so inexpensive and add such a fun, personal touch to her room. Not to mention that I adore all things monogrammed, so I couldn't wait to have Pen's initials adorning her nursery.
I started by purchasing a white P and H from AC Moore. I had actually bought the H years ago with plans to paint and hang it, however, I never got around to crafting anything. All I needed was a P to make my monogrammed set. They aren't even the same 'font', but I kind of like it that way since it adds a little playfulness.
I then used some leftover scraps of scrapbook paper that I had from Pen's baby book that I made. I simply traced each letter backwards on the back of the paper, carefully cut it out and used a bit of Elmer's glue to adhere it to the wood letter.
After smoothing it out and letting it dry, I attached a couple pieces of yarn with a hot glue gun. I simply measured how I wanted them to hang off the door, cut to size and got my glue gun on.
After letting the whole thing dry, I simply hanged the letters on the handles of her closet doors. So cute, no?
Such a simple upgrade and I love seeing her little initials everytime I walk into her room.
Though I already had some supplies on hand (the paper, yarn and glue gun), I think you could probably do this entire project for under $10. I actually want to make these for Shaun and my bedroom closet as well, but with some more grown-up paper, just to add a little more color and interest to the room.
So there you have it. A super simple craft that makes a huge difference in Pen's nursery.
So what do you think?
What have you been crafting lately?
Are you monogram-obsessed, like me?