ABC Playroom Wall Art

I was so inspired by Penelope loving learning her ABC’s that I wanted to do something to keep that fire going.

I had a ton of fun making Penelope’s ABC art for her newly redesigned playroom.  It was a little time consuming, and a tad logistically difficult, since the painted ones needed 2 to 4 coats of paint. So I would have to paint a coat right at the beginning of nap time and then put everything away until bed time and had to repeat the process over several days, till everything was done.

I bought all these letters at Michael’s. I spent about $35 on everything. They have several different shapes and fonts, but it is not the same as my original inspiration where all the letters were larger and more different from each other. But for the price, I am really happy with the way it came out. I also like that it is smaller, so that with Rainbow Canvas Art, it is not too much for one wall.

When I was at Micheal’s, I set up the letters on the floor, right in the middle of the isle. I am a very visual learner and I needed to see exactly what it would like, with the different letters next to each other. Somehow, I managed to forget the M and X. Oh, I know how, her name is Penelope and she was having a princess sticker meltdown and I needed to get the hell out of the store before I bought her anything else to keep her quiet.
ABC Playroom Wall Art
I used tape to mark off the lines of the Z, but I didn’t measure. If ya’ll remember, I do things the Good Enough Stephanie Way.
ABC Playroom Wall Art
I loved the button letters. Penelope really likes them too. She keeps asking to pull them off.
ABC Playroom Wall Art
I wrapped the O, in scrap ribbon, did glitter on the T, wrapped the U in yarn (like my wreath) and wrapped the V in fabric from Penelope’s 1st Birthday.
ABC Playroom Wall Art
I got the inspiration for the letter B here.  I did all my crayons in the same direction, but she did hers going the opposite direction, I like hers better. More wrapping scrap ribbon for C. I am sure its obvious, but I used a hot glue gun for any letters that had things attached to it.
ABC Playroom Wall Art
ABC Playroom Wall Art
I attached them to the wall with velcro. My original intention was do them lower so that Penelope could easily pull them off the wall and play with them. But with the shelves, tent, and rainbow art, it needed to be higher up to make it all fit. She can stand on her art table and reach several on the bottom row and she loves to do that.

She also likes to stand on her carpet and look at it and point to and shout out whichever letter. I had my Goddaughter Ella, and her sister Ava over to last week. Ava, who just turned 6, got inspired to make each letter with her body from looking at them. It was really cute. This is an X! This is T! She would shout with excitement,  while her T looked like a drunken person trying to get into the back seat of a two-door car. But it spurred some natural learning so I was pumped!

I also like these from my Playroom Makeover board on Pinterest. A full ABC’s of these would be super cute!

Have you done any ABC’s in your kids’ nursery or playroom?

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  • Just a Jersey Girl
    September 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    That's such a cute idea!

  • Alicia
    September 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    I really love this. You've inspired me to try it out for my son's playroom! Love the fabric and button ones 🙂

  • The Annessa Family
    September 19, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Very nice! I really love this! Makes me want my girly home so bad!


  • Liz
    September 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    LOVE it!! I have images saved of a similar thing myself, but for our Play room! You have done a brilliant job!

  • Kathy Z
    September 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    I put the whole alphabet up in my little guy's nursery. He's 3 months and stares at them while nursing.
    I used the Michaels wooden letters, but went with all the same size. I decided not to paint them, but decoupaged scrapbooking paper on to them. 🙂
    They're light so I attached them to the wall with poster putty – which has worked well so far. We had a couple letters fall off when we got new siding – but that was expected. 🙂