My cute brother and his darling wife just had their first baby a few months ago, which our family is thrilled about! 🙂 I decided to make them a custom announcement with their baby’s birth stats as a gift, with a fun shaped frame to match their baby’s nursery colors. They loved it!
I’d seen a few ideas like this on Pinterest (the one that inspired me the most when I was searching for ideas was definitely Mosieposies on Etsy— she has beautiful customized prints for sale, check her out!). I designed my own version of the baby birth announcement. I created it in Photoshop, using various fonts and some sweet graphics by Crystal Wilkerson (the pennant, owl and scalloped border, all recolored to match the color scheme). I included the baby’s name, birthdate, weight, height, time of birth, and city/state of birth.
You can play around with different fonts and make each “stat” a different size–have fun with it! 🙂 I had it printed as an 8×10 at Costco, matte (luster) finish.
As for the frame (ohmygosh I adore that frame!!!) I bought it unfinished at The Wood Connection–a local unfinished wood shop here in Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time I don’t think they have an online store or ship, but they do sell these frames in their physical store. I painted it yellow–started out with a craft brush and acrylic paint but it wasn’t quite the right color…so I ran and got some glossy spray paint and got the look I was going for. (I used Rustoleum Warm Yellow in gloss)
Once the paint dried I just popped the print into it! Easy as pie.
This makes an adorable piece of wall art for the nursery, as well as a special family keepsake for years to come!
28 Apr 2016 - gift ideas, Holidays & Parties, Kids, Life, Mother's & Father's Day, Mother's & Father's Day Printables, Parenting, Parenting & Family, Parenting & Family, printables, Printables & Templates