My baby turns two next month, but his poor nursery is still a work in progress, and pretty far from being done. I’m so indecisive when it comes to home decorating, so I’ve been putting this room off forever, and just doing little projects here and there when I find the time. But the wall above his bed was has been looking so empty and lonely for so long that I just had to do something. 

I’ve seen so many cardboard letter projects, and although most of the time I think they’re a little too cutesy for my style, I liked the idea of something lightweight (read: earthquake safe) above the crib. I debated on colors for them for weeks (seriously — I told you I was indecisive), but finally settled on an apple green and light gray, and I love how they turned out. Simple, modern, and perfect for a little boys room. Plus they’re SO easy to make, so today I want to share with you how to make them!

Find the easy tutorial after the jump!

cardboard letters (I bought mine at hobby lobby, but they’re also available at most craft stores)
acrylic paint (I used “limonade” and “country gray”)
sponge brush
painters tape
And you’re done!


  1. Christina Storm says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for the dyi inspiration!

    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

  2. Hannah says:

    Looks great! What did you use to hang them up?

  3. Oh my gawshhh. Foster’s expressions are so cute!

    Quick question, where’d you get the furry rug? I need it.


  4. Anna Baun says:

    This is such an adorable, and easy, DIY project! And your little one could not be more adorable! XO


  5. laura says:

    Your little guy is darling! Love the letters too.

  6. Landen says:

    F looks so much like B in the second picture! These letters and photos are very cute! Love that little dude!

  7. He is one lucky baby! 😉 And SO, so precious. Love this post! Xo, Alison

  8. Sarah Welch says:

    So cute! I made something like this for Shelby with those same letters and I can’t for the life of me get them to stay on the wall. How did you get yours anchored down?

    • Merrick says:

      Mine are stuck up with blue painters tape — I was going to use those 3M adhesives, but I didn’t ever get around to buying some so I used what I had and so far it’s worked!

  9. Cute! Rooney has these same letters above her bed – we spray painted them gold. I like your version a lot too!

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