Door Sign For A Kid’s Room

Fox's Room Sign

Fox’s Room Sign

Project Supplies

Project Supplies

Or any room, come to think of it!  We live in one of those houses with a long hallway with a bunch of doors off of each side of it, and I decided that in the efforts of clarity, I’d make a nice little sign reflective of the room for all of the doors.  The guest room and its corresponding sign is sort of Frenchy-flourishy, and the bathroom with the Dr Seuss theme has a Seuss-embellished clipboard that was done exactly the same way as this one.  (The master is still lacking, but that is just because I haven’t worked on it.)

This is way easy.  Its simply inexpensive stickers– I bought the big alphabet flip-book at JoAnn’s and have used them for multiple projects– a Target Dollar Spot clipboard, washi tape, and some super-cute spacey satin ribbon.  (I don’t remember where I got it, sorry!)  Plus some hot glue.  Whoopty-hoo, whoopty-hoo, what would we do without hot glue?!  I think that’s my new mantra.

Gluing On the Ribbon

Gluing On the Ribbon

Anyway.  I opted to do these “upside down” because I do not love the way that the weight of the plastic clip part pulls the sign away from the wall/ door and hangs wonky if done upright.  And I noticed *after* I had purchased these that there is no hole– typically on metal-clasped clipboards there is a hole– for hanging them, so I had to add some sort of ribbon or hanger, and this seemed like the best fit for us.  But you’re of course not limited to doing it this way, do what you like!    The clipboard was only a dollar, so I can’t complain, and it was of course already cute with that yellow chevron pattern.  The colors work so well with the stuff he likes and his room’s scheme.  I have not noticed in any real difference in efficiency with the clip upside-down.  In fact, the bathroom door with the same sort of board perpetually holds a sheet of stickers and a progress chart for kiddo, and we just clip them from their bottoms instead of their tops.  No issues so far!

The whole process was just to try and figure out my spacing for my words and images, sticking everything down relatively straight, and then to put a ribbon hanger on the backside of it via some hot glue globbage.  I feel like I’m totally insulting you for telling you all of that, its that easy.  (I’m not meaning to patronize!  You know what I mean, right?  You’re totally smart enough to have figured out my process on all of this project, so me *saying* it seems kind of stupid.  I don’t know, I’ve been instructed that as a blogger, I need to be thorough!   Just learn to forgive me rambling on about fairly obvious steps, its just going to happen.)

Kiddo's Door

Kiddo’s Door

So, the door to Fox’s room was a total *hot mess,* being at the end of the hallway as it is.  It is really scuffed, and was quite dirty, and I did my best with a magic eraser, but it still looked terrible.  And since I’m a renter, I was resolved that I was NOT going to repaint it.  Some things are totally worth the time and money to paint, but I don’t really consider this to be one of them.  I instead opted to decorate his door with an assortment of Target wall decals that I’d purchased on clearance.  Some of them glow in the dark– a feature he really really likes– and the design perfectly matches the graphics on his bunk bed’s sheets.  I like that kiddoes at parties immediately figure out where Fox’s room is, and feel free to go get their play on.  I also like that a good number of them cover up those nastier areas, and it’s busy enough now that you actually have to be looking to see the remaining icks.  Plus, they were cheap, and they will pull off easily when we move out.

From In the Room

From In the Room

 

 

 


Jul 09, 2014 | Category: A Washi Whatnot, Home Journaling, Tutorial | Comments: none | Tags: , , , ,

 


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