Now, I have to say, I wanted to make this in fun pastel prints so it would match the shower. But the mommy-to-be is a Mickey Mouse addict and her nursery is in Mickey Mouse. So Mandee suggested making it as a gift, so she could put it in the baby's room! Great idea! And that is the explanation for the dark colors!
I should have taken pictures of each step. Sorry! I used a 2x4 for the base and cut it 1 and 1/2 feet long. Then I sanded it a little bit. I cut the dowels, and I didn't measure them. I just cut 3 of each. Then I used a 1/4 inch drill bit to drill the holes. I laid each of the letters out and marked where I wanted to put each hole.
When you finish with that, put our dowels in and use a hammer to get a tight fit. Then I painted everything black and dry brushed a layer of red over the top of the base. I just used hot glue to attach the letters.