DIY Weekly / Monthly Baby Picture Prop

As I mentioned in this blog post, I plan to take either weekly or monthly pics of our little lady for at least the first year of her life (and then maybe just annually after that… or maybe I’ll continue – who knows?) Anyway, yesterday my favorite crafting partner and good friend, Jenna, came over to help me make the Month/Week sign prop for the photos.

I had originally planned to do blocks like these…

Month blocks from Etsy...

Month blocks from Etsy…

But didn’t like what I saw in terms of options at Michael’s. SO, I went a different direction, and here’s what we did…

We took these wooden letters from Michael's and spelled out "weeks" and "months" (we'll do "years" during our Crafting Day - Part 2) and used acrylic paint to beautify them.

We took these wooden letters from Michael’s and spelled out “weeks” and “months” (we’ll do “years” during our Crafting Day – Part 2) and used acrylic paint to beautify them.

The paint selection... we used Martha Stewart paint, but any acrylic works.

The paint selection… we used Martha Stewart paint, but any acrylic works.

Then, we took these wooden doily looking things and painted them a cream/off-white color.

Then, we took these wooden doily looking things and painted them a cream/off-white color.

And then took glue dots and fastened the letters to these cute little chalkboard tags I found (at Michael's).

And then took glue dots and fastened the letters to these cute little chalkboard tags I found (at Michael’s).

Adorable Jenna finishing the "Weeks" tag...

Adorable Jenna finishing the “Weeks” tag…

Voila!

Voila!

And my favorite, the "Months" tag...

And my favorite, the “Months” tag…

And now all together...

And now all together…

Craft Day - Part 2 will also include painting the numbers, which will go in the doily circle. However, I have not been able to find 1.5" wooden numbers that will work... yet!

Craft Day – Part 2 will also include painting the numbers, which will go in the doily circle. However, I have not been able to find 1.5″ wooden numbers that will work… yet!

Cute stuff!

Cute stuff!

Once we finish, I’ll post more!

 

Symptoms

I’ve definitely been feeling pretty pregnant lately. Lots of weird body changes including hot flashes… a lot of them. And the obvious achy discomforts. I’ll hold off on the complaints today… because it’s my birth week! AND, in honor of my last birthday in my twenties (holy shit – when did that happen??), I’m headed to dinner at this new Italian restaurant and a movie (The Other Woman) with my amazing lady friends tonight.

On a sillier note, after dealing with this yesterday…

Apparently Toby likes my new size... boobs for a seat, belly for a boost.

Apparently Toby likes my new size… boobs for a seat, belly for a boost.

Toby and I made a deal that he needed to stay on his half of the car today…

Good little monkey sitting like a good little man.

Good little monkey sitting like a good little man.

Also, how cute is my husband? After he finished doing some work last night, Marky sat in the nursery (in our borrowed glider until ours gets delivered – thanks again, Jenna!!!) reading, “The Birth Partner.” The only thing he shared with me was to make sure he had good breath during the labor 🙂

See him in there?? So sweet.

See him in there?? So sweet.

 

 

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