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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!



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

  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.

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

  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!

  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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