Thanks to Pinterest, I found a fun project for Greg and I!
It’s so easy too!
I found the tutorial here
and modified it ever so slightly.
The first one we made was for baby Lucas in New York
and we were so happy with how it turned out.
The shadowbox is from IKEA (Ribba, of course)
Crayons were purchased at Target
The rest we already had… cardstock, sharpie, hot glue gun, exacto knife.
We actually used one of our kitchen knives because it was bigger and easier to use.
It’s so simple, pick out a font that you like and print it out very large.
You can trace it onto the cardstock, but we just used the point of a mechanical pencil
without the lead out and traced around it so you could see the indention on the cardstock.
We lined up all the cut crayons to make sure they fit, then glued them on!
Lastly, write the name with a sharpie and frame it!
Believe me, if we can do it, you can do it!
Thanks to the Trendy Treehouse for the tutorial!
Updated: This continues to be a go-to for baby gifts for our friends.
Here are a couple more examples of this fun project!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Love this!!!! I totally want to try it!!!!
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What size shadowbox did you use?
Hi Becca – The shadow box is 9×9. It is the RIBBA frame from IKEA. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00078051/#/00078032
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thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I just made it for my friend’s baby shower and it was so easy and it looks beautiful!
These are great! What font did you use for Lucas’ crayon letter?
Thanks Jovana! I believe we used Georgia font for the “L” for Lucas.
you will have to buy multiple boxes
Love this idea! I have a few questions. You wrote that you got the crayons from Target. I’m afraid if I buy a box, I won’t have all the colors I’ll need as I would like to make it for a boy room using blues and light browns. Wasn’t sure if there’d be enough of the same or similar colors. Thoughts? Also, were the crayons easy to cut? Did you heat the knife or anything? They look so neatly cut.
Hi Kristen! I got the larger box of crayons from Target and it did have enough similar colors. We were able to use a single crayon in two different spots on the letter after it was cut, so you should be able to do that too, depending on how wide your letter is. The crayons are easy to work with. We did not heat the knife. We rolled the knife back and forth over the crayon rather than cutting straight down (I hope that makes sense). Please let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help!
Hi, I am worried my construction paper won’t be strong enough to hold up the weight of the crayons in the frame. Did you run into any problems like this? What weight paper did you use? Did you need to use a generous amount of glue to keep the crayons secure?
Lea – I used regular, standard card stock for the paper and it has held up well on each project. Since I used a hot glue gun, I just made a strip of glue down the crayon and stuck it to the paper. You do not need to use a lot of glue. Hope this helps! — Kendra
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that looks awesome…do you make these for sale??
Thank you Sharon! No, I have not made any of these to sell and do not plan to at this time.
Thanks! I love this! plan on doing it soon!
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I ove this but the crayon paper always rips. How did you manage the nice edges?
How do you keep the crayons paper from ripping?
In order to keep the paper from ripping, we rolled the knife along the crayon to cut it instead of doing a chopping motion. If the paper ripped, I would glue that side down so the non ripped side would show. I hope this helps!
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Hola gracias por compartir tu excelente trabajo, que fuente usas para los nombres que aparecen en negro, gracias.
Hello, the names that are in black are handwritten by me and my husband. Thanks!
Do you know where can I buy it? Not good with art and craft but I love it!
Thank you so much! I currently do not sell these, but you may be able to find one on Etsy!
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