DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I am a DecoArt Core blogger for 2016-2017.  This post and paint is sponsored by DecoArt, but the cute baby and styling is all mine! đŸ™‚

My daughter Katelyn is here today guest posting on a super cute craft she did recently for her room! Winking smile  This Farmhouse Love sign would be perfect to use to decorate for Valentine’s Day which is right around the corner too! 

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I’ve been wanting to make some DIY signs for her room and also wanting to preserve some of those baby memories (like those cute little feet that are growing too fast) so this was the perfect project for mommy and daughter to do together.  

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

Materials needed:

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic pant in Neutral Gray
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint in Poodleskirt Pink
  • DecoArt Color Stain in Ash Grey
  • paintbrushes
  • 12×12 Canvas or board
  • 1×2 boards for frame (optional)
  • printed letters
  • some cute baby feet! Smile

First you will want to do the footprints so you have the spacing for the other letters.   I just painted the bottom of her feet with the pink paint and then stamped them on the canvas.  No pictures of this process because a wiggly baby with paint on her feet required 3 hands already Winking smile.  But crisis averted and paint only ended up on the canvas and not on mommy.

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I taped the letters on the back of the board and then held it up to the light so I could see to trace them on to the front.

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

Then you are ready to fill in the letters with paint. 

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I did 2 coats of paint and it was looking good.  You could totally stop here and just use it like this.  But I love the signs that are framed with wood so decided to do a simple DIY frame.

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I cut four 1×2 boards to fit the canvas.

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And then stained them with the Ash Grey Americana Color Stain.  I used a nailer to secure them to the side but some strong glue may work as well.

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I just love this sign!  It looks so cute in her room and I will probably end up using in a gallery wall on the other wall. 

DIY Farmhouse LOVE baby footprint sign

I just love that is so personal and a baby keepsake with those tiny pink footprints.  This mommy will definitely be using this to decorate for Valentine’s Day when she is older as a reminder of these sweet baby days. 

DIY Farmhouse LOVE sign

Comments

  1. The love sign idea is very cute, but the photo of Katelyn “holding” the sign is amazing! Thanks for brightening my day!

  2. Meloni Simpson says:

    Christina,

    The sign is adorable, you did an awesome job.

    And now to the little precious one, she is beautiful and she definitely looks like her Mommy. What a blessing.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. This sign is really cute, and so is Katelyn! Oh, my, you must have so much fun with her!!

  4. Absolutely precious. Oh, and the sign is too..

  5. How did she get so big already!!!!!!

  6. Treva Mills says:

    Just Precious! She did a great job!

  7. what a lovely little girl, you must enjoy her so very much!! the foot prints are nice too.
    great to see this photo of her, she does look like you. ann lee s

  8. Christina,

    So sweet! My first grandchild is due in May. Can’t wait!

    Blessings.

  9. Heidi Walker says:

    Adorable little girl and adorable sign!

  10. I love this idea! A cute decoration and a keepsake in one. Thanks for sharing!

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