So, I have a couple of confessions to make.
1. I hate glitter
2. Some of my favorite projects start out as something else
When I originally started making this alphabet wall art, I was really just planning to work with my preschooler on four letters. The idea was to do a “little project” that was educational. I figured, why not make some glitter letters to put on our Christmas stocking so that Santa would know whose was whose? It turns out, however, that four letters just doesn’t cause enough of a glitter explosion to satisfy an almost-three-year old. At that point, it was “Why not?” and we went ahead and did the whole alphabet.
Of course, since I’m in the midst of decorating her room (yes, I’m making pretty much everything), it occurred to me that a glitter alphabet on the wall is pretty darn cool.
Related Pages: Printable Alphabet Letters, Printable Animal Templates
What you’ll need to make this alphabet wall art:
- felt that matches your decor
- white glue
- mini craft clothespins (I got 50 for about $3.00 through Amazon)
- spool of ribbon that matches your decor
Cut felt into rectangles. Mine are approximately 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″. I didn’t make them uniform in size, but the are similar. The lettering is varied a bit, too, so the end result is very nicely mis-matched.
What I Learned the Hard Way: I was literally on the letters X and Y when it occurred to me that I could have drawn a bunch with glue and then let Dot sprinkle five or ten all at once. Instead, I spent a lot of extra time doing them one at a time.