Blog Hop Banner Walnut Hollow Ann Butler Designs 2014 - 2a

A few weeks ago my good friends at Walnut Hollow asked me to do a blog hop wth them – of course I was in!

I received a set of ready-to-use wooden letters from Walnut Hollow, spelling my niece’s name. These letters are available for every letter of the alphabet so you can use them to create personalized name art for anyone, for any occaision. I’ll be giving these to my neice for her birthday, to adorn her brand new bedroom. My sister painted it bubblegum pink, of course!

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With that in mind, I wanted a softer look with a homespun feel to these letters. They should compliment her pink decor but I also wanted them to stand out in the sea of pink that is this little princess’s room.

First I painted each letter with a different color of Ann Butler’s Iridescents paints from Earth Safe Finishes. It is so cool that these paints are so safe for the environment – they are made in the USA, non-toxic, lead-free, and have no or low VOCs. The shimmer in the paint was just the touch I needed to make these letters girly but not over-the-top. I was also surprised at how fast the paint dried – this is definitely a new favorite in my supply box!

Next, I used Ann Butler’s Unity Stamps quilt stamps to stamp patterns onto each letter using ColorBox Crafter’s Ink. These inks coordinate with the colors in Ann’s line of Earth Safe Finishes so it was really easy to make everything match. Since ColorBox Crafter’s Ink is a pigment based ink, I heat set it to dry it. I sanded the edges of each letter with an emery board to give them a distressed, almost country feel.

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Next I added yarn, twine, and baubles to each letter to customize them. Here is a complete how-to video to show how I created these in more detail:

My sister can hang these on the wall, attach them to a bulletin board, or set them on a bookshelf in my niece’s room.

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SUPPLIES:

You can get the basic supplies on Amazon:

(Disclosure: these are affiliate links from which I make a small commission if you make a purchase)

Supplies:

  • Walnut Hollow 5″ Wood Letters
  • Clearsnap ColorBox Crafter’s Ink by Ann Butler in Tangelo, Lilac, Berry, and Aquamarine
  • Earth Safe Finishes Ann Butler Iridescents in Tangelo, Lilac, Berry, and Aquamarine
  • Unity Stamp Co. Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps – Leaves All Over, Doily Picnic
  • Yarn, Twine, Ribbon
  • Crocheted Flower
  • Buttons
  • Felt Flowers
  • Shimmer Bling Heart
  • Emery Board
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Heat Gun
  • Acrylic Stamp Block

Thanks for checking out my project today! Continue on the hop….

Here is the complete hop list:

Ann Butler 

Beth Watson

Connie Hall

Irit Shalom

Kristi Parker

Larissa Pitman

Lisa Rojas

Paula DeReamer  

Roberta Brinbaum

Steph Ackerman

Vishu Reberholt

Judi Kauffman

Sara Shirman

Chris Wallace

Emma

Jennifer Priest YOU ARE HERE

Melissa Cash GO HERE NEXT

Continue on the hop by going to Melissa Cash’s blog. Don’t forget to enter to win the giveaways!

Who would you create personalized letters for?

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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25 thoughts on “Personalized Name Art For A Little Girl’s Room – A Blog Hop with Walnut Hollow and Ann Butler Designs

  1. Love the colors Jennifer, nice project. thanks for sharing :)

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 8:14 am
  2. Someday I hope to have a greatgrandkid. I’d make the letters for them. In the meantime I’m sure I could find other ways to display the letters. Love your letters. Your niece will enjoy seeing her name – decorated with flowers and other embellishments. thanks for sharing.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 9:24 am
  3. Just love these!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 9:54 am
  4. Nice project. So many possibilities.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:11 am
  5. Great project Love the colors.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:40 am
  6. Those are nice. I would make some for my scrap room or my classroom.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:49 am
  7. Love the colors.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:54 am
  8. Awesome!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
  9. Love it!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm
  10. Love your personalized letters – great job!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    1. Thanks so much!

      Posted on May 25, 2014 at 7:06 am
  11. Love this project!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm
    1. Thank you!

      Posted on May 25, 2014 at 7:06 am
  12. Love these letters! Great patterns and colors! Perfect for any little girl’s rooms!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm
  13. Cute as a button! Would love to win.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 6:46 pm
  14. Wonderful, Jennifer! Your niece will LOVE it!!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm
  15. Super cute, great job!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm
    1. Oh thnaks so much!

      Posted on May 25, 2014 at 7:06 am
  16. This is so cute, Jennifer. I love the texture and the embellishments on each letter.

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm
  17. Awesome work on the name art!

    Posted on May 25, 2014 at 8:05 am
  18. Great colors and I love the distressed look you gave the letters, Jennifer!

    Posted on May 25, 2014 at 8:26 am
  19. What a great gift idea, she’s going to love it!!! I need to do this for my daughter’s room!

    Posted on May 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm
  20. These are gorgeous Jennifer!

    Posted on May 27, 2014 at 5:13 am
  21. beautiful! loved the colors

    Posted on May 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    1. Thank you so much!!

      Posted on May 30, 2014 at 12:24 am