Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DIY "Alphabet Artwork"

I have seen tons of artwork lately made from words and letters.  I decided to give it a try myself!  I wanted to make one for a children's room personalized with the child's name.  Here was my inspiration:

(pics via madebygirl.com)

Here's what I did!
First you will need card stock.  I used white and cut it to an 8"x10" piece.  Then I chose to do the name "Martin" in brown and the rest of the letters in lime and kelly green markers.  Also a ruler, a pencil and 1"alphabet stencils.

I lightly marked in pencil a  grid of 8 rows of equal blocks of 1 1/4" across x 1 1/8".  Then I layed out the name first and colored it in, centering the letters in the boxes.

Then starting with"A" I filled in the rest of the blocks with letters in the two shades of green.
Finally, I erased the pencil lines and framed it!


  1. I love this! It's so unique and you can personalize it for a gift, how cute! Thanks for the great idea xo

  2. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing,