Personalizing Kids’ Spaces with a Door Plaque

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. After a long rainy week, it was beautiful here in Charlotte. We took full advantage of the weather to do some yard work, take a trip to my favorite farmer’s market, get rid of some furniture (thanks to Craigslist), and best of all try out the new hammock.

When the weather is nice, I also like to set up the easel outside for a little Picaso time for the kids. My plan is to create a kid’s art gallery wall with all of their colorful creations. While they painted, I took the opportunity to do a little arts and crafts project I’ve wanted to try.

I’ve thought the kids bedroom doors could use a little personalization and decided to make them their very own name plaques for their bedroom doors. After searching the web for some image inspiration, I gathered my supplies.

  • Ribbon
  • Staple Gun
  • Various paint brushes
  • Acrylic craft paint (from Michael’s)
  • Wood plaque (also from Michael’s, but you can use scrap wood, canvas, etc)

Next, I lightly free handed the image onto the wood.

After my image was sketched came the fun part, the painting. I love mixing paint colors to come up with the exact shade I want. The key, when mixing colors, is to make sure you mix enough quantity the first time. Otherwise, unless you know the exact measurements of how you mixed the paint (like 2 drops of red in an ounce of white), you’ll never get the exact color again.

After the paint dried, I stapled the ribbon to the back of the plaque using a staple gun.

The kids loved the finished product  and I love the cute, colorful personalization it adds to their doors.

*Note* To resolve any banging against the door I added a little adhesive strip to the back and adhered to the door.

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2 Responses to Personalizing Kids’ Spaces with a Door Plaque
  1. Cathy
    April 4, 2011 |

    How adorable and easy! You’re great at freehanding! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mindy
    April 4, 2011 |

    Super cute idea.
    Love your keepsake Easter decorations too. Pulling our stash out of the attic is on my to-do list for the week.

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