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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  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! :)

  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

  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)

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

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

  6. Really nice! I'm off to send my followers your way right now!


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

  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

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

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

  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?

  12. كيف تحقق النجاح بالنسبة لخدمات كشف تسربات المياه بجدة حتي نكون علي اقتناع تام بأننا شركة كشف تسربات بجدة تقدم خدمات لا مثيل لها من خلال فنين يمتلكون القدرة علي اكتشاف جميع انواع التسريبات من خلال تدريبهم العالي علي الاجهزة الحديثة التي تساعد علي ذلك بدون هدم او تكسير كل ذلك سوف تجدونه عندما تتواصلوا مع شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة والتي تقدم كل ما لديها لمساعدتكم


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