August 16, 2012

{DIY} Name Wall Art

I've been back to the projects...trying to tackle some of the "little things". 

Some of those "little things" include decor in the kids' rooms.

There are so many adorable customized name prints available through Etsy and other shops.  Some of them are very reasonably priced, and some are a bit ridiculously priced.  I've thought about ordering some for my kids but always get stumped on what color to get, or how long will we {I} like it for, etc., etc.

I wondered and then thought...they really can't be that hard to make?  {I've made similar type things in the past for my portfolio and other projects.}

So, I decided to try to make my own!

My two older girls frequently ask what their names mean...I know that they know, but am thinking they just like hearing the words out of their mommy's mouth.  

I decided to make something with their initial and then include their name meanings.  Here's what I came up with...

They're pretty basic...nothing too fancy.

I don't have Photoshop {although I WISH that I did, and would LOVE to have it}, or any illustrator programs, so I was working at the mercy of Word.  The fonts and capabilities were limited, but I'm not exactly a graphic designer, and am pleased with how they turned out.  {Like I said, in a short while I will probably be tired of them anyway.}

I saved them as an image and in pdf form and just plan to take them to the printer to be printed, and then stick them in a cute frame.



  1. These look amazing! Can't believe that you did these using only Word!

    xoxo ♥ Shar

    1. Thanks! I have found you can actually do a lot in Word with a little bit of manipulation and a lot a bit of patience! Thanks for stopping over!

  2. These look so good! I want to try it too :) I can only dream of having Photoshop *sigh* someday
    Pretty Living PDX

    1. Thank you Myranda. Wouldn't Photoshop be lovely? Have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. I really like this idea and your children's names are so nice!

    Have a great week x


  4. Those are so cute and feminine. I hear ya on the whole, change our minds thing. Nothing ever seems to permanent on the walls at my house.

    1. Thanks, Emily! I think so many projects for myself and home take so long because I change my mind half the time before they're even done...
      Have a great weekend!!!

  5. I adore how these turned out! I don't have photoshop either and often have envy of all these awesome graphics people come up with.

    I found your blog on the Sew Many Wats links party. I am loving your blog.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words!!!

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