Monday, May 21, 2012

Nursery Alphabet

Well, it’s finally up.  The alphabet project that would never end…

At least it looks good!  Not perfect, I won’t point out any of the flaws…I’m sure you can find them.  But I’m happy with the results.

You may remember that I started this project a few weeks back.

I was originally picturing the big letters that are all over pinterest.  But I couldn’t commit to the price per letter.  So I wandered around Hobby Lobby for another route.  I decided to use two sets of plain chipboard letters.  (because one set just didn't seem thick enough)  They were 4.99 a set and I had Hubby with me so that we could each use a 40% off coupon.  So the letters ended up costing me about $6.00.

After I glued the two chipboard sets together, I painted the tops and edges.  Half of the letters were painted in an off white and half in a very dark brown.  Then I used Mod Podge to apply the paper to the chipboard.


To hang the letters I used some 3M poster strips that were cut in half length wise.
This was my very high tech way of marking the center of the bookshelf.
I started at the bottom and worked my way up.  As I put the letters up I noticed a pattern to the paper.  This was unintentional.
Also, I decided on the messy/whimsical as opposed to the straight line, because it’s more forgiving of errors.

I have to end this by saying I couldn’t have done it without my friend, who was visiting from out of town.  Without her help, my pregnant brain would have messed up the alphabet…several times.

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  1. What darling decor- especially right above a bookshelf!

  2. Wow! I LOVE this!! It turned out adorable! Great job! I'm excited to be a new follower.

  3. So cute! I just adore those alphabet walls. Thanks for the tips on making it less expensive.

  4. These are adorable. I can't pick out the flaws and have always been in shock at the price of letters. Great idea! Jodi @