Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crafty Idea of the Day {Alphabet Sheets for Baby's Room}

When I was a kid, I had an alphabet train choo-chooing its way around my room.  The engine was the letter A and the caboose was the letter Z, with cute train cars in between covering the remainder of the alphabet.  I truly believe that the alphabet train aided in my early cognitive development, so I wanted something similar for Lily's room.  


I started decorating her room with a hodgepodge of items, but it has settled into a fairies, flowers and woodland animals theme.  I looked high and low, and just couldn't find exactly what I wanted when it came to the alphabet (in my price range).  There are very cute wall decals and posters containing the entire alphabet, but I wanted a full page dedicated to each letter, like my train had done.  And I wanted something whimsical and unique.  


Ultimately, I typed "fairy flower alphabet" into Google images in hopes that I would come across a shop or store that had what I wanted.  Instead, I found images of watercolor paintings by Cicely Mary Barker and I was inspired to make my own alphabet pages!





I printed the pictures, bought some pretty scrapbook papers, bought a flower shaped paper punch for the white accent flowers, and drew and cut out my own letters.  Each page is laminated.  I'm super happy with how they came out.  I used tacking putty to hang them because I didn't want to poke holes in them with thumbtacks; but they keep falling off the wall, so I need to figure something else out.


Happy crafting!




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5 comments:

  1. These are BEAUTIFUL! They look so professional! Great idea!

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  2. LOVE this. Right now we live in a one bedroom apartment, but when my husband and I move (which is who knows when) I want to keep this in mind.

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  3. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Gorgeous! I've been looking at something like this for my son's nursery for the longest time and didn't find courage to fork out my wallet and buy some. But I love crafting, and diy projects that I can do on my own. This is great! :) Thank You x 1 million!

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  5. What a cute idea! And easy on the budget. If you bought something like this in a store it would cost a fortune to get the whole alphabet! Thanks.

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