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Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

A couple years ago, my friend Ashley was the first of my close friends to have a baby. I was SO excited for her! Once the baby was born, I wanted to give Ashley something personal, but I wasn't quite sure what. I was already stalking her Pinterest feed (way back before Pinterest came up with the Smart Feed that no longer shows what your friends are pinning in your own feed) of adorable things she wanted for her baby, and I saw a sweet little newborn birth stats sign. I decided to try making her something similar.

When she had baby number two, I made her one for him also. (And honestly, I meant to share this tutorial back then, but no biggie, because now I can show you the one I made for my baby too!) Birth stats signs are super easy to make using PicMonkey, and I'm going to show you how!


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This is NOT a sponsored post. I simply love PicMonkey, and as always, all opinions are my own :)

PicMonkey is a free online photo editing tool. I use Photoshop Elements for editing the bulk of my photos, but PicMonkey is great for quick edits and is awesome for learning the basics (I used to only use PicMonkey when I first started blogging!). There are plenty of editing options to make your photos look great, and there is an upgraded version called Royale with even more features for $4.99/month. I also, frequently use PicMonkey for creating blog graphics and printables (like these newborn stats signs!)
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To make your own baby stats sign, go to www.PicMonkey.com. Hover over "design" and select your size. I usually use 8 x 10 for printables. 

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

Alternatively, if you have a background image you would like to use, you can click "edit," open your background, and crop it to size. Or once you have clicked "design," you can click "open" to retrieve your image (shown below) and then crop to size. OR you can add it as an overlay and then stretch it to fit your 8x10 space. There are definitely other ways to do it too. See, PicMonkey has so many options! :)

A great source for free backgrounds is Melz Stamps. You can also purchase fun backgrounds on Etsy.


Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

Next, I add shapes for text backgrounds. Select the butterfly button to get to the overlays section. You will find many options and can change to any color! Below, I have chosen a circle. Click on the circle and drag the corners of the box to resize it. Choose from the available colors, use the dropper to match another color on your screen, or enter the hex code for any color you want.

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

Then, I add the baby's name and birth info! Go to the text menu and click "Add Text." A text box will appear. You can choose from any of PicMonkey's great font options, or if you downloaded a font you love, you can choose from the "Yours" tab to see fonts on your computer. You can also change the font color as described above. Once you are finished, drag your text box to position it over the shapes you created.

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

That's it! Now, just click "Save" to save it to your computer for printing!

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

Don't you love how easy that was? I just love PicMonkey!

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Here are some examples of birth stat signs I have made using PicMonkey:

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey
Background- Melz Stamps
Font- Shadows Into Light (available free for personal use in PicMonkey)

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey
Background- Melz Stamps
Font- Unkempt (available free for personal use in PicMonkey)

Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

Background- color changed in "Canvas Colors" tab in PicMonkey
Hot Air Balloon- Etsy
Font- Shadows Into Light (available free for personal use in PicMonkey)



Tutorial on how to make your own DIY birth stats printable sign using PicMonkey

Not up for making your own? There are tons of really cute, affordable birth stats signs on Etsy!

>> Want to see more nursery ideas?? Click the photo below! <<



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