As you know that when mothers approach the final month of pregnancy, the nesting instinct kicks in inevitably. I am definitely one of them. I just want to orchestrate Annakate’s Nursery setup according to the chosen style, practicality and our budget as well.
To my ultimate shock, I have no idea that people charge an astronomical cost on hanging wall letters for the nursery. Are these letters made of gold and platinum? NO! They are just wooden letters but each letter cost about $13-$18 per piece depending on which design you opt for. “ANNAKATE” can easily cost a whopping $145 and above.
There is no way I am going to this much. Hence, I decided to go the pathway of DIY.
A.C. Moore Arts & Craft Store was the first store I visited the very next day and I immediately fell in love with all kinds of crafts they offer.
I felt like I struck a lottery when I saw those plain white wooden letters sold for only $2.49 each. I grabbed the letters that spell “ANNAKATE” without thinking any further.
I could easily eye on how I wanted to design my daughter’s beautiful name and got hold of other crafty items such as gemstone stickers, flower-shaped stickers and ribbons. Guess how much I spent in AC Moore? I spent only $37 and it took me about an hour to decorate those plain white wooden letters.
Isn’t that awesome that I have saved so much by DIY instead of purchasing them online?
As for now, I shall wait patiently for my hubby to put up those letters on the wall nicely.
Oh, I am a happy Mom!