Alphabet Soup

I originally saw something similar to this on Pinterest and loved it!!  So this is my attempt at recreating it.  It was a little trickier than I thought it would be.  I didn't want my letters to all match and I discovered that if you only go to one or two stores you are going to get basically the same letters.  I was able to create my wall by going to JoAnns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby.  I also had a few things laying around at home that worked well too.  The "s" is a wooden snake that I glued into the "s" shape, the "i" is a mini baseball bat, and the "j" is a wooden Christmas stocking that I covered in buttons, and the "u" is an old horse shoe my dad found while metal detecting.  It was a fun project although it began to add up $$$ after you figure the letters and supplies.   I believe it cost me around $100, but I figure that is about what I would have spent on a nice piece of art anyway and it probably wouldn't have covered as much wall space as this did. If you are patient you can usually get 40% off one item at each of the above mentioned stores per visit.  So if time isn't an issue then you can grab a letter or two here and there with your 40% off.    I didn't want to put a bunch of holes in my wall to hang these and so for many of them I used the 3M Command Adhesive strips.  Those were probably the most expensive items I had to purchase, but well worth it.


  1. What a great idea! It looks awesome!

  2. Hey Laura! So cute! Its been about forever since I have talked to you! I hope all is well for you! I will have to start following your blog! I didn't realize you had one! Your little one is adorable!

  3. Awesome!!! So creative...I love that you have memories tied in with new things. Well done!