I have been wanting so share this project for a LONG time, but time is not always on my side, if you know what I mean. I never seem to have enough of it!
It is another pre-blogging project so it is not a tutorial, BUT if you want me to do a tutorial please let me know. (I secretly want to make another, maybe for my front porch!)
Last year, my friend Iuliana over at Hip2Thrift called me and said she wanted to make a sign for her daughters Elmo Party, and wondered if I would help her with it.
Of course I was totally on board. I love projects and as luck would have it I had seen some newel posts at the Restore the previous day for only $1 each. I guess it was meant to be!
Since I was going to help her make one, I decide to make one for my youngest son as well.
Here my post has just been painted. I used two pieces of scrap wood glued and screwed together for the bottom. Then I drilled pocket holes in the bottom of the newel post (that is the main section of the sign with all the pretty curves and detail) to secure it to the scrap wood. The very top piece was cut off of another smaller newel type post (another restore find, but only 50 cents a post). And then I drilled a hole for the dowel and glued on little knobs.
It was a super easy build!
For the sign I used craft wood I had on hand, then cut a craft woodcircle in half to make the two tops for the signs. They were glued together and painted. Next I used my cricut to design and cut out the names and numbers. You can see how Iuliana and I pounced on the paint!
And I used little eye screws to attach the sign with a chain, this chain was definitely my FRIEND! (If you want to know why take a look at this POST).
And there you have it! Super cute for a kids bedroom, and especially if they are into Sesame Street. My little one loves his sign!
It even came in handy for a quick Halloween makeover for my front porch...
I added my Halloween Sign I made and used and old ripped black sheet. I just ripped it up into strips and wrapped it around my sign post! (anyone remember that little bench?)
So there you go, a super cute and fun project!
Let me know if you want a tutorial! It will get me motivated to make another!
I will be linking to these parties.