I wanted to make a baby gift for a friend, but didn't have a lot of money to spend (I know, what's new).
I was inspired by Heather's cabinet door trays and decided to make a name plaque for the new baby.
First, I took a trip to my local Habitat For Humanity Re-store where I purchased a white cabinet door. This door looked like it had been a business's sample door because it had never had any hardware attached to it.
Then, I turned to my stash of Dollar Store wall vinyl stickers. The baby's name is Hope, so I lucked out that one of the stickers had the word "hope" in it.
I centered the sticker on the front of the cabinet door and added a few butterfly stickers that were also from the sticker sheet.
To make it possible to hang on a wall, I turned it over and attached a small toothed hanger, centering it at the top of the plaque. *Make sure to double check which end is the "top" before hammering in the nails.
I really wanted to use an extra wide piece of ribbon, but this striped grosgrain ribbon was all I had available. It was wired ribbon and easy to work with. I folded the ends down twice and tied a bow in the middle. I had to fuss with it a few minutes to make the bow centered.
I attached the ribbon with hot glue. The plaque is meant to be hung by the toothed hanger and not by the ribbon. The ribbon is just for "pretty".
I also hot glued one of my Tidy Brown Wren tags to the back. I ordered these from an online company and they can be sewed on items or glued on - they are sold as "camp tags", but I use them as product tags.
And there you have it. I quick baby gift for a sweet new baby. If her name had been Matilda instead of Hope, then I would have used large letter stickers from the craft store. A talented person could actually paint or calligraphy the baby's name (I'm creative - not talented).
Since I'm totally into upcycling, I wrapped the gift in wall paper and tied it with a recycled ribbon. I save all ribbon, sort it by color, and iron it when I need to use it. I very rarely buy ribbon.
A hand stamped card adds a finishing touch.
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