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Monday, March 31, 2008

Wood Wall Letters For Your Kids Room

I love the wooden letter look in nurseries and kids room. I think it looks just ohhh sooooo cute and savvy. So, since I didn't want to drop 30 bucks at Babies R Us for some hinky dinky letters ... I made my own. They were really simple and easy, plus I loved how I could adjust them to look perfect in my little Lucy's room.


All you need is...

Wood Letters of what ever you are spelling (kids name/families last name/favorite sport/theme/ verbs like Dream, Dance, Wish)
Paint
What ever items you wish to have on the letters (I did star fishes)
Double Sided Tape


I just simply painted the letters and then hot glued the star fish on, to help them match Lucy's tropical room theme. I then placed double sided tape on the letters and BAM stuck it on the wall....real rocket science. :)


If you like them simple that will work great for you. But if you are wanting a little more pizazz with your letters; then instead of using double sided tape find a really cute ribbon. Tie a bow and make sure you have left enough space on each end to either staple or glue the ribbon to the back of the letter, then hang them with a nail or anything you might think will work.


Okay...now get this.....there is another option. Sorry, hope I am not over whelming you out there, but if you are a real challenge seeker, you can even bump it up another notch! Find a cute wooden frame or frame box and place some matching scrap booking paper as a back ground lining. Then glue your letter in the middle, take some ribbon and attach it to the top...this is probably my favorite look. If you can't find a wooden frame box you can either glue the letter on a circle plaque or paint the letters right on the plaque, but painting the letters directly on may take a real steady hand and you will probably need a stencil.
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I was able to get all the items at Michaels. The wood letters can cost anywhere from .50 cents to $4 bucks each, depends on finish and size. You can get some frames or boxes for .99 cents to a few bucks. The square or circle plaques are usually around $2-4 each. So get your creative minds thinking and try one, or several, of these ideas.

56 comments:

  1. They look gorgeous. Very crafty of you!

    Heidi

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  2. You have an amazingly creative mind, and what skill! The letters look really lovely, now I just need the kids to do them for!

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  3. This is something that I've always wanted to do, especially with Layla's name. Maybe someday...

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  4. Great idea...you could even paint stripes on the wall behind the frame or add flowers or other decorative items to the frame!

    Bravo...fabulous!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

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  5. I am so not crafty, but someone gave us letters for our daughter and now that I'm having a son, and assumably no baby shower, I will have to make my own for him. Thanks!

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  6. I love this....especially the one in the frame!

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  7. These look good - I keep meaning to do this for Lil Sugar, and make curtains, and a toy bag, and.... oh well, one of these days I'll get the house cleaned and my work finished early enough to start beautifying her room :) -- hopefully this spring!

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  8. I did this for my daughter....it was so cute.

    You are pretty crafty there lady. I like your work!!!

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  9. Your so crafty and fun to visit. Thanks for the fun ideas.

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  10. What a cute idea! and so simple. I LUV it! my daughter will too.

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  11. Those are fabulous! I think the ones they sell pre-made are so SMALL and feeble looking. I like something my blind eyes can actually SEE!!!

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  12. So cute! I have a friend who does this and I think it is so cute! I think I should just do it!

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  13. ♥ Very cute! I've always like the wood letters too!

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  14. Those are so cute. I've toyed with the idea of making some letters for my son's room. Maybe I'll have to try it!

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  15. I plan to make some of these as baby gifts- what a great idea! Ethan got his whole name in super chic Pottery Barn letters, before they become wildly popular and available everywhere. I just think they are so cool looking!

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  16. Oh, I am so totally going to try this one. I have been thinking of doing the boys' names in their rooms... this is the perfect push to try doing it myself! Thanks for the ideas!

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  17. Those are sop retty! The framed ones are awesome! Girl you are better than Martha Stewart.

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  18. Thanks for stopping by....I have the ones that are in the frame in my daughter's room bt I am craft challenged so my sister bought them for us as a gift!

    Kim

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  19. How did you know I've been lusing after letters? I really have! I've seen them in several kids' rooms and I want them for my boys' rooms (if the boys are up for it). Very cool to know how to create my own now though.

    I LOVE Michaels. Whenever the kids have a project, we head there. I like to do craft projects, but I never come up with great ideas on my own. That's where you come in! Thanks!

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  20. How do you do it? Seriously. Not only do you *do* the projects, but you give us step-by-step instructions. You're good.

    And Lucy's letters are darling!

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  21. Hmmm... those are dang cute. Unfortunately crafts are also one of the things I forgot to mention on my 'I Don't Do List.' Maybe someday right?

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  22. Those turned out ADORABLE!! I'd had every intention of doing something like that for my children, but it kept getting pushed further and further off on my "to do" list. You've inspired me to get more on the ball and try a "dance" one for my little ballerina lover, Emily. Thanks for the inspiration!

    CUTE site you've got going here! Thanks for stopping by mine today!

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  23. Oh, I hope you don't mind...but I'm totally stealing your starfish idea!! Matty's room has a beach theme...and the letters with the starfish would look fantastic!

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  24. I love this project! I have done the letter in a frame version for a few friends and their new babies! It is always so much fun!

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  25. Another good tip for those... if you want to stick them on the wall and the double-stick tape doesn't work for you (it doesn't on mine), you can buy the 3M removable adhesive - won't tear up the paint and they stick great!

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  26. You are so crafty! I totally mean that in a good way ;)

    I blew up the LUCY letters and I love the starfish! On the carpet it almost looked like sand before I blew it up. The letters look fabu!

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  27. You would be proud, you crafty mom, you! I actually just did this for J's room. It gives the appearance that I am crafty and it looks so cool!

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  28. Is there anything you can't do?

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  29. I actually did letters for our little ones room too!

    For the first born, he got the super expensive PBK ones. Then number two came along, and I thought there had to be a better way........Michaels!

    Wish I would have read your blog before I had our kids! :-)

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  30. Love, love, love them! A friend blogger has JOY on the wall in her craft room! You are very talented!

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  31. This has become my new hobby too! I have one picture on my page, but yours are too cute! I'm actually working on 2 more names right now for baby showers I have coming up! Thanks for the ideas though! I was thinking about doing the ribbon on one of them! Too cute!

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  32. They are gorgeous! You are a crafty momma!

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  33. Super cute! I've been wanting to do this forever...another one of those projects in my head I haven't had time for yet...

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  34. These are so fun! I was just talking to my friend today about how fun it is to have so much ribbon on hand. We were discussing how it is so fun to embellish anything with! You just struck another creative chord! Thank you for sparking another idea! I love your blog! Thank you for visiting mine. You are awesome!

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  35. Hi! your baby is so cute! I have two daughter, my princess
    Very crafty of you!
    see you!
    Regards from Argentina
    I hope your visit

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  36. They are so, so pretty! I love it! Man, you are so creative!!!

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  37. That's a great idea! They look really cute!

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  38. Those turned out great! I have wooden letters in both my kids' rooms. You don't EVEN WANT TO KNOW how much money I paid for them! ;)

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  39. Really nice! I liked the way you stuck your letters on with a "BAM!" This means that you and I both blogged about the word BAM on the same day. Weird!

    Kate from Queensland, Australia.

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  40. I totally want to do this with baby #3's nursery! Thank you for the tips because I am Miss Thrifty and I love an EASY craft project.

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  41. Oh so cute and crafty and of course I love the name Lucy (mine is 2: )

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  42. Great craft, I may to put up some letter in my stuff play room.

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  43. I love this idea. I'm currently redoing the nursey for the babes. I definitely want to do letters in primary colors for both of them.
    Thanks for the tip.

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  44. I love this idea. I will have to go get letters from Micheals now. I never could spend money on the ones already made for you. You did awesome. I hope mine turn out half as good!

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  45. Wood lettering can look really nice. Another option would be to use the custom wall sticker like lettering. I've done this for years and I love the effect it gives. Kim does a great job over at www.urbanlettering.blogspot.com but its certainly a different feel from wood since it is more flat against the wall.

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  46. That was pretty cute. My daughter's room was colorful. The wall was her favorite cartoon which is Mickey Mouse. But now, I am planning to renovate it into an educational concept.

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  48. The letters look great. This is such a great idea for a kids room. If you or readers need a source for unpainted wooden letters check out our site at www.customwoodenletters.com we even carry the framed letter kits.

    Dave

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