Remember that song? Do you sing it to your kiddos? I grew up with my mom singing it to me before bed and can't wait to sing it to our little one when we get him or her home!
I love easy, cheap, colorful DIY projects. And this space in our kitchen was just aching for one.
|The back of our cabinets|
|Yes, I realize I needed to clean off my counters, not do a project, ha!|
So I got in touch with my inner Sherry and whipped up this up yesterday:
And I love it! Total amount of money I spent yesterday? $2.99! I already had the clothespins, which I decorated for a bachelorette party I hosted last month.
Hehe, see the clothespins? I made them by gluing little green paper flowers (I think I bought them at Hobby Lobby) to plain old clothespins.
The letters themselves are cutout from pieces of scrapbook paper, which I also already owned. Each letter (which I cut out using this template) is attached (via double-sided photo-tape) to a solid piece of colored cardstock paper. Easy peezy.
Then, I took some twine from my craft bin and taped it up with my only purchase of the day: the $2.99 double sided poster stickies. With the help of
And then my husband got home. "Wow...that's interesting." I already knew my decor would be a bit colorful for his taste, but I was convinced he would see the fun in it. We already agreed that we wanted to make our home more colorful and kid-friendly over the course of the next year. "Is that for Heather's bachelorette party?" (yep, I am hosting another bachelorette party this weekend) he asked. When I explained that I meant for it to be a more permanent decoration, he was not quuiiiiiite thrilled. Hrmph. Apparently this will bring hours of teasing from his family and guy friends (not so much the bright colors, but my adoring phrase "you are my sunshine"). Being the good man that he is, he conceded that if I liked it, it could stay.
So, do I leave it up because it is just so cute and hope that it grows on him? Or try to come up with another short phrase that is more kitchen appropriate? The idea of cutting out more letters and putting them all up sounds simply exhausting right now, but maybe I would have the energy for it next week. Or maybe I could leave it up until we get the nursery decorating going and then move it in there? Thoughts?