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I am absolutely in love with the round nursery sign trend! Since my sweet Lillie doesn’t have a nursery of her own, I really wanted to pretty up her corner of our room (I’ll be sure to share her full “nursery” space on here very soon!). It totally would have been easier to just order her a name sign ready made, but after the labor of love that was Addilyn’s nursery, I felt like I owed it to my Lillie to create something just for her, from Mama. From start to finish, this project took about an hour…maybe an hour and a half! So in case you are like me and have been eyeing these up, I’m outlining how I did it below!
Using even strokes, I applied a thin layer of stain to my wood. I wanted a weathered wood look, so I only did one thin coat. After it dried (which only took a little bit in the sun) I gave it a light sanding to allow some of the wood color to show through.
*Side note- This Varathane Fast Drying stain is the bomb! Smooth coats, rich color and it dries so fast for those who are crazy impatient like me! I use it for all sorts of projects, and this teeny can goes a long, long way!
Next, you will want to use your Cricut to make a name stencil. (While I highly recommend getting one, if you don’t have a machine, you can message me on my Etsy and I can create a custom listing and make one for you!). I used Orcal 651 vinyl here because it is a bit thicker and sticks down better, to help achieve those clean lines. The color of the vinyl doesn’t matter, because you are going to peel it off anyway. Have fun with fonts and make something that you LOVE! Make sure when you are weeding your vinyl to remove the negative space, not the outside!
Use transfer tape to transfer your stencil onto your wooden circle, making sure to smooth out any bubbles. They happen really easily, as you can see in my picture! I also suggest laying it down on your circle to get an idea of placement prior to removing the backing, or you will wind up having to make a whole new stencil if it is crooked!
Before the paint dries fully, carefully peel the vinyl off.
You should be left with a nice, clean name! You may have to do some small touch ups, especially if your edges weren’t sealed well (so make sure you seal them well!), but otherwise should have something similar to this. Allow this to dry fully before you move on!
Play around with the placement of your greenery and florals prior to glueing them down. I couldn’t find the exact greenery that I used, because I have had it on hand for a while in my florals stash, but the eucalyptus stems here are gorgeous! Same goes for the florals, but I use THESE all the time and the quality is fantastic! Not to mention you get a bunch for other projects and there are a lot of colors to choose from. Once you have the look you want, just use some basic hot glue to stick them in place!
I initially was going to leave it with just the florals on top, but once I glued them, I felt like it needed balance. In hindsight, had I placed the name a bit lower I would have left it. But I absolutely love the way that It looks with the lower bunch, too!
I used to have a photo of Addilyn hanging above those pots in our room (I get asked about those ALL. THE. TIME! Get a set HERE!), but since we put Lilliana’s crib under it, I have been dreaming of this sign. Now that it is finally done and hung, I could not be any happier with the look! I feel like my sweet tiny girl finally has a little place to call her own, and it makes my mama heart happy!