How To: Sleeping Baby Sign

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Day 1 of May Arts / Echo Park Paper Blog Week!


I was completely smitten when I saw the Victoria Gardens Paper Pack from Echo Park. The colors and patterns are so sweet and very, very girly, which I love. When a new baby arrives, you get a lot of visitors, but sometimes they ring the doorbell at the wrong time. I have a lot of friends who have taped a handwritten “baby sleeping” sign to their front door which lets you know to enter quietly. With this project, I am pairing May Arts ribbon with some beautiful paper to take this idea to the next level. One side reads “Awake” and one side reads “Asleep” – perfect to make for your own baby or to give as a baby shower gift!


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• May Arts Ribbon

– 1 yd – 1.5″ pink wrinkled ribbon (EA17)
– 1 ft – 1/8″ green silk (SK16)
– 1 yd – 1/4″ cream silk (SK09)

• Echo Park
Victoria Gardens Paper Pack

• 2 – 7.5×5 Wooden Plaques

• Pale Pink Spray Paint

• Spray Glue

• Tacky Glue

• Scissors

• Glue Gun

• Ruler

• Thin Black Marker

• 8 Pale Pink Sequins


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Step 1 –Spray paint the wooden plaques.

Step 2 –Choose background paper and cut out 2 – 6.75″ x 4″ ovals.

Step 3 –Using the letter stickers contained in your paper pack, spell out “awake” and “asleep” onto a contrasting sheet of paper. Place the letters as close as possible without overlapping. Trim out paper rectangles 3/8″ all the way around the words. Carefully, outline each letter sticker with black marker.


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Step 4 –Spray glue the word rectangles onto the center of each of your oval backgrounds. Then, spray glue the oval backgrounds onto the front side of each of the wooden plaques.

Step 5 –Glue your green silk ribbon all the way around the outside of your word rectangles using tacky glue at each of the 4 corners. Then glue a sequin onto each of the 4 corners of silk ribbon. Repeat with remaining plaque. Let dry.


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Step 6 –Using your cream silk and a glue gun, make loops with your ribbon on the backside of one plaque as illustrated below. Next, overlap the ends of your pink ribbon and secure with glue in the middle of the plaque so the ribbon is oriented to come out the top of the plaque.


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Step 7 –With ribbon securely in place, coat the back side of the plaque with extra strength glue and squeeze the 2 plaques together to form a secure bond. Then, hang on your door!


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Download the pdf to this tutorial here!


Blog post by: Tiffin Mills



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