Wednesday, May 28, 2014
DIY Alphabet Books
A few weeks ago the kids and I went to visit my parents and I always come prepared when I visit. My Dad has all the woodworking tools you could need and my Mom has all the sewing tools and instruction you could need. I have seen books cut into letters at a few stores and I really liked them. So I headed to my local thrift shop and found some books with pretty covers. I would have loved to find some with a little more design but apparently those are harder to come by. I LOVE how these turned out, I am seriously addicted. I am sure I have way more letters than necessary. We even went to a local thrift shop so I could get more books while I was there.
We used mostly block letters and traced our letters out on our books first. My Dad cut them on a scroll saw, it worked beautifully! We tried to make an X until we realized we would have to cut most of the spine off and that would not work. That was the only limit, you had to pick letters that still kept the spine intact.
I really wanted an "S" since that is the initial in our last name and it worked, but there isn't much spine left. Maybe a block letter "S" would be better. For the "S" we did print out a letter off the computer to trace.
I love all the different colors! My daughter requested a pink "E" for her name and I had to search high and low for a pink book. It was fun hunting for just the right colors behind those jackets.
So far I am not sharing the books with the kids, maybe someday they will make it up to their rooms.
Such a fun project! So lucky to have a great Dad with lots of tools, wish he was closer. But then I might keep him too busy with my projects.
Have a Great Day!!
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