10.30.2009

Polka Dot Alphabet

For the longest time, I've been meaning to show you all a little gift idea that I use all the time. I am sure you've seen these wooden letters. I bought mine at Michael's, but I've seen similar ones at Joann's, Hobby Lobby, etc.

I love to get these letters for people as baby gifts. I just spray paint them, and then use a little round sponge brush to make the dots. I staple a grosgrain ribbon to the back.

Nina and Henry both have them hanging on their bedroom doors.

You know, in case they forget where their rooms are. Or for whenever they learn to read.

Next time you are looking for a unique little gift, give one of these a try! Or who says you can't make one for your own kids? :)

Have a great Halloween! I'll be back next week with a fun idea for the holiday season, a giveaway (yippee!) and maybe a few photos from our weekend. We're going to a Halloween party where the whole family gets to dress up. Yep, should be interesting!


29 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Adorable idea, Carrie!!! Love those!

Suzanne

Momma to Bug said...

You're not going to believe this but I did the exact same thing to the letters in Averi's room! Round sponge brush and all. I painted the letters light pink and did brown and white polka dots in two different sizes. They turned out great! I like how the sponge effect makes them look.
-Desiree

Momma to Bug said...

Here is the other weird thing...I was wondering last night what I could hang on the girls doors to identify their rooms! Great idea!
-Desiree

duchess said...

Cute idea. Have a great Halloween with the kiddos.

Kelli said...

So simple and cute. I may have to do this for my kids and a gift. Thanks.

Loui said...

Hi Carrie..
great idea!
glad to see you aren't all snowed in!
I posted a few from my home yesterday.I'll be out and about today with the camera..
can't wait to see your Halloween party pics! Have fun!
smiles!
Loui

Kate Starr said...

Cute, cute, cute... I have letters for my kids sitting on my work bench. Still unfinished!

Jboo said...

Great idea -- yours are so cute!! Have a fun Halloween! Photos of the whole family all dressed up are required next week -- don't forget! ;)

Janet

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I always love a monogram! Great idea!

Hilda Siemens said...

my boys both have letters on their doors too and my 2.5 year old who doesn't know any letters of the alphabet at all now knows what a K is and that it stands for Kaed. So hurray for educational decorating :)

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I love those letters from Hobby Lobby...I also discovered a place called craftcuts.com. You can have letters cut from TONS of fonts for CHEAP. I did both of my girl's names on the wall in their rooms....I've also looked at them to do a HUGE monogram on our bathroom wall...This post makes me wanna go order those letters!

Sunny said...

Such a cute idea!

Lisa & Gerald said...

What a great idea...Love it...

Darlene said...

Those are absolutely adorable! Hope you have a fun-filled Halloween!

Ally0005 said...

I love these letters. I did my daughter's name like this and put it in her bedroom under wall words, so cute!!!

Ally

Jodee Leader said...

You are soooo creative! What a perfect gift!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Courtney said...

The letters are adorable. Have a great weekend!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Had to come over when I saw your name at one of the blogs I was leaving a comment on. The Queen Bee-
Love it! I just became a bee keeper this summer and so the name caught my attention!

Then I see you are in Castle Rock- I live in Walsenburg, CO-- almost neighbors! LOL

blessings
mary

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I have something similar on my kids room doors-
My bff made the kids a small (4x5?) canvas painted with their names and designed like their rooms-an airplane for one, and trucks for two of them...
I love things hanging on the doors!

Laura said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

LOVE YOUR Super cute idea!!!
Have fun trick-or-treating. We love to all dress up. Fun memories!
God's blessings, Sarah :D

Jo said...

What a fabulous idea!

Hope you are all having fun celebrating Halloween!

Jo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are so cute....and a wonderful idea for a gift!

Happy Halloween to you all!

Lisa

SoBella Creations said...

What a cute idea!

Lisa-Marie said...

As so as I saw this, i thought 'Christmas garland!'. Im going to find letters half that size to make one now!

Life with Kaishon said...

Such a great idea. I love it : )

jennykate77 said...

Love those letters! The polka dots are adorable on them.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

cute!!

{ L } said...

The polka dots are so much fun! This is adorable. I recently found you and I JUST LOVE your blog!! I'm a new follower too. :)