How to DIY Your Version of Lauren Conrad’s Baby Announcement
There are baby announcements, and then there are baby announcements (just ask Beyoncé). Lauren Conrad joined the latter group when she announced the arrival of her son, Liam James Tell, last night with an adorbs handmade needlepoint creation.
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The reality star-turned-designer-turned lifestyle maven shared a very DIYable project via Instagram. “He’s here!” she captioned the pic of the pattern. “We’re so excited to welcome Liam James Tell into the world!”
You can totally recreate LC’s announcement with a little needlepoint magic of your own. All you need is a bit of know-how in the stitching department and the right design. If you have no idea where to begin, we’ve got you covered — check out our “Intro to Embroidery” Class ($29). Then, here are three nifty customizable patterns that’ll let you share your own happy news.
1. Cross Stitch Patttern Family Portrait ($20): While this particular announcement is meant for pregnancies, you can custom order patterns (or made-to-order items, for the less DIY-inclined) to suit your needs, which will have the look and feel of this announcement but a baby where the belly should be.
2. Custom Baby Announcement ($11): This one features your fam’s cute caricatures, but adds a bit more info in the form of the baby’s birthday, time, length, and width. It uses DMC cotton and 14-count Aida fabric, and while there’s warning of a few tricky half stitches and French knots, YouTube should get you through.
3. Cross Stitch Family Portrait ($47): Alternately, if you don’t want to do the work yourself, you could order this thread portrait made for you! Options allow you to include your fam in its entirety (newest members included), along with your family name. Choose from three finishes and seven fabrics, and add up to one pet for no extra charge.
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