Here's a gift I made for a friend's new baby. I started with 3 of these inexpensive wooden plaques:
I painted them a sage green with a brown border to go with the nursery colors she had. I then cut out letters from patterned paper for her name to match the jungle animal theme:
I could not find the hardware I wanted for these (small D rings) in my small town. So my husband found these for me in the hardware store. They just came in a clear bag without a label so I have no idea what they are called or what their real purpose is. If you know please tell me!
I hammered two in each plaque and ran white ribbon through them:
I tied as pretty of a bow as I was capable of : \
These are them all together! Esa is short for Esabelle, in case you're wondering. They look much better hanging up in her room than they do in these photos.