I began with wooden ovals (available at Wal Mart, Michaels, Joanne) traced onto the paper. I painted the edges to match the main color of the paper, and then dry brushed additional acrylic paint in similar shade.
Next I Mod Podged the paper on to the wood. (Someone recently recommended using a glue stick first, and just Mod Podge the top layer. Any thoughts on this?) Then I put a few more layers on top. After it was dry, I added the lettering. Toothpicks helped to move them around.
Once I went over the letters a few times with Mod Podge and it dried, I hot glued a ribbon loop to the back (for hanging) and followed that with felt (cut to the oval shape). The purpose of the felt is to protect the wall.
My friend said her girls loved them. I know I love all things personalized for children.
I may make one of these for my son's room for his Easter basket. He officially has nothing on his walls (not even colored paint). Unfortunately, almost all of my scrapbook paper is pretty feminine, but I will make something work. I hope.
If you have been reading for a while (or you explore the sidebar's favorite posts), you might recognize this as a variation of the personalized barrette holder.