I worked hard on decorating my child’s room. I made it a little safari just for her. It looked great with hanging monkeys and branches to boot. It was missing something, something that said it was my daughter’s. That’s when I decided to make some ombre letters to go above her crib.

She is 9 months old, don’t ask me why I didn’t have this done when I was 9 months pregnant. The idea didn’t come to me until I was in my local craft store and saw some MDF letters on sale. There went the light bulb. Her name in ombre letters. Choosing a color was super easy – PINK!

I purchased some pink paint and a small thing of white paint.

Baby food jars make great mixing containers

Baby food jars make great mixing containers

To create your ombre, I simply added 1 tablespoon of my main color to the jar – in this instance, pink.

1 Tbsp pink in all jars

1 Tbsp pink in all jars

Then I incremented with 1 TBSP of white per jar. The first jar as one TBSP white and the last has 4 TBSPs of white paint.

1 TBSP of white, incrementing with each jar.

1 TBSP of white, incrementing with each jar.

Shake it like a polaroid! Shake, shake, shake! Shake your PAINT!

I love these foam painters you can find at a craft store and reuse bonus – the handles can be used as dowels for future projects or ribbon holders!

Foam brushes are amazing - break the foam top off to save for dowels on other projects!

Foam brushes are amazing – break the foam top off to save for dowels on other projects!

Then I painted each letter with the jars, I recommend labeling them! I had to do two coats to each letter.

Then I slapped some double sided foam tape to the letters, I didn’t want to fool with adding hangers to these.

Double sided foam tape

Double sided foam tape

And hung away!

Finished!

Finished!

How’s that for a quick and easy name plate for any room? I love it, especially how it curves like it is floating up into the clouds 🙂

Keep Reclaiming!