Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DIY Custom Birth Statistics Wall Art

Grayson's nursery needed some art, with 10 foot ceilings sometimes it needs a pop or two of color.  I knew I wanted to do something with his birth statistics, like this from The Bellingham Baby Company

 Gorgeous, right?! But $26 dollars for an unframed piece of paper just kind of goes against my cheap-skate ways.  I started to wonder, could I do that myself on the cheap? 

 Enter Microsoft Publisher. 

I started by selecting a blank 8 x 10 document and adding text boxes with my little bean's info.  I turned some text, changed fonts, played with font size and color until I got the look I wanted.  I clicked print, and this is what we got.  

All it needs is a mat and a frame, and I've got some JoAnn's coupons for those babies!  It really took me about 10 minutes to figure out, and then when I was done I made one for a friend  as well.


It really was super easy, to change all of the info and colors took less than 3 minutes. Now, if a technology challenged, sleep deprived, un-showered Mommy like me can do it- you can too! 

The best part, the cost = totally free!  So I can take my $26 bucks I would have spent on this and buy something else...because that Bellingham Baby Company can get me into some SERIOUS trouble with the hubs and the bank account!  ;)

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11 comments:

  1. Very cute and I don't know how people are able to sell things like that for so much money.. I guess some people will pay for anything as long as they don't have to do it themselves-- I love your idea and how you did it.. gotta try it myself! :)

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  2. Those turned out great!!! I'm with you on spending $26 on a piece of paper!!! And yours look just as good as the original! ~ Barbara

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  3. This is so cool! I love subway art but never thought to do it with my daughter's birth info. Great idea! :) (saw you on the linky at A Glimpse Inside)

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  4. How very clever and it is adorable as well.

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  5. I love this idea! It's so simple and very cute!

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  7. Awesome!! Way to save some dough and it looks just like the original!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

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  8. Oh, this is so brilliant! Really! I thought you were going to go into a full tutorial on using stencils, paint, rollers, stamps...LOL - you cut all that out and made it SIMPLE! I'd love for you to share it at my blog party Tuesday's Nursery - its for all ages of kids decor and it runs the first Tuesday of every month. I'll have the linky open for several days so I hope you can make it! Following you. Have a great week, Nan
    www.PlayfulDecor.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, very nice! It looks so professional!

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  10. My sister makes a killing on Stat Art, framed or unframed. Take them to a craft market, you will be surprised

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  11. Hi there I am trying to do something like this as well... same thing as you I can not bring myself to pay for one. I was just wondering, after you print it out do you just stick it in a frame?

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