One of the easiest ways I knew I could save money in the nursery was by making my own art prints. We knew there were a couple song lyrics we especially wanted to use, so all I had to do was figure out the right fonts and colors. I used PowerPoint (it's not just for presentations, people!) to design each print, and framed them in Ikea frames.
(Fonts: Eras Light ITC and Marketing Script)
I've always loved the song Golden Slumbers, which is good because it gets stuck in my head every time I'm in the nursery. I can't wait to play it for our daughter.
(Font: Yesterday Again)
Jared and I first heard Murder in the City at Bumbershoot back in 2007 (you can see that exact performance of it right here), and immediately fell in love with it. Shortly after Scott Avett had his baby girl, he changed one of the lyrics to "make sure my daughter knows I loved her, make sure her mother knows the same" - so when we found out we were having a girl, the song became even more special for us. The lyric in this print is the last line of the song, and we hope that someday those words mean as much to our daughter as they mean to us.
Here are links to download the prints (for personal use only, please):
Email or comment if you want the PowerPoint files so you can change the fonts and/or colors.