14 Alphabet Letter Crafts You Can Make

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters via www.Momcaster.com.

Every time I go into Hobby Lobby or Michael’s, I see those letters of the alphabet that are made of cardboard (and also chipboard and paper mache) and I always wonder, “What kind of craft could I make with those alphabet letters?”

Sadly, God forgot to put that girl chip in my brain that lets me look at things and come up with awesome ideas for crafting. That’s why I absolutely fall in love with bloggers who come up with craft ideas for me, and who are generous enough to post their tutorials.

I’ve found 14 of the cutest crafts you can make using those boring letters of the alphabet at the craft stores, and I think you’re going to love them, too. Be sure to visit these blogs for the how-to!

Alphabet Letter Crafts

 

1. Buttercups & Blue Scrubs created this sweet bookend. I would never have thought about using craft letters to make bookends. I don’t even own bookends! Does that make me a bad person.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Buttercups & Bookends

2. Using chipboard alphabet craft letters, HGTV put together this darling MOM banner. Perfect for Mother’s Day! (But, then again I’m kind of a fan of HGTV because I was on one of their shows in 2011.)

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via HGTV

3. How could you look at these alphabet craft letters all dressed up and framed and not love them? Right? From Watch Out for the Woestmans, this tutorial is very crafty – and crazy clever.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Watch Out for the Woestmans

4. Letters from Coco came up with a darling way to decorate her kitchen using alphabet craft letters and prints she picked up from Etsy. Isn’t she talented? Why can’t I have a craft-soaked brain? Maybe if I took more vitamins.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Letters From Coco

5. Scrappy Chick 101 writes that she decorated these craft letters with scrapbook paper and embellishments. She makes it look (and sound) so easy! This is one talented lady. Be warned that when you go to her blog you’ll be ten kinds of jealous. I know I was.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Scrappy Chick 101

6.  Casa Cullen made this framed monogram art for a little boy’s room. I like it a lot. Before you go to her blog, get yourself prepared…her baby is bordering on too cute to legally be featured on the internet. Seriously.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Casa Cullen

7. Never would I have thought to use alphabet craft letters the way A Little Moore did. I am mad for this idea at Christmas, and also trying to think of other ways I could use the same idea.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via A Little Moore

8. Sew Grown is SEW talented. I adore the way she uses all different shapes & styles of craft letters, and she made them absolutely cool enough to use in a boy’s room.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Sew Grown

9. Oh. My. Gosh. Look at these topiaries using chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby! Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss is just too awesome. Can’t you see these at a wedding reception?

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

10. A $1 frame plus alphabet craft letters from Hobby Lobby, and look at the adorable wall art created by TwoGirlzStuff. This is so awesome.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
viw Two Girlz Stuff

11. I have never seen such a cute Christmas tree topper in my life. The Fabulous Baby Striblings created this cuteness from an alphabet craft letter and a clothespin. Her tutorial is so easy, even I can do this! Love it!

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via The Fabulous Baby Striblings

12. These yarn wrapped craft letters from Bump Smitten are just delicious. Wonderful tutorial and beautiful photography.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Bump Smitten

 

13. Check out what the Mardi Gras Outlet did with Mardi Gras beads and a cardboard letter! I can imagine these in all sorts of colors.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Mardi Gras Outlet

 

14. Little Inspirations says this craft letter is created quite simply with Elmer’s Glue and paint. Isn’t it elegant? It’s almost impossible to believe it started out so humbly. It’s beautiful!

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Little Inspirations

Okay – so this next one is blatant self-promotion and so I didn’t count it. 🙂 I LOVE to grab these chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby and pretty ’em up. I sell them (and lots of other stuff) in my Etsy shop. (I do custom orders – hint, hint.)

PS: I’d love you harder than a goat butts a stump if you’d Pin this post! 🙂

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters via www.Momcaster.com.

Ooooo! Don’t miss this other post I did about how to use wine corks and a craft letter to create something ridiculously awesome.

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Divine DIY Lamp Shade Ideas

Lampshade makeover with Sharpies.

I recently bought 2 lamps at a garage sale for a buck each. They are in pretty perfect condition, except that they are an unholy, glossy white. They are, to quote my Daddy, “Ugly as homemade sin.” I know I want to spray paint the lamp bases, but I needed some inspiration to re-do the lamp shades. As always, I went searching for what I needed online. Thankfully I found some DIY lamp shade ideas from people who are far smarter, and far craftier, than little ole me.

Crafty Little Chick lives up to her name with this DIY lamp shade tutorial. Using fabric, she gives a plain Jane lamp shade a kick. Bonus: no sewing! All praise the n0-sew fabric glue!

DIY Lamp Shade how-to
by Crafty Little Chick

People like Laura from About Goodness absolutely blow me away. So talented, and so creative. The DIY lamp shade she created is about 5 levels of awesomeness. (To put that in perspective, 4 levels is peanut butter & marshmallow fluff and 6 levels of awesomeness is, of course, losing one pound of old lady fat even though I just ate carnival-sized amounts of marshmallow fluff & peanut butter.)

DIY lamp shade tutorial
by About Goodness

I used to know a man known to children everywhere as Uncle Bubbles. True Story. Also a true story, Aunt Peaches is a crafting goddess who manged to turn Mardi Gras beads into a stupid cool DIY lamp shade.  I don’t know what she had to do to get all those Mardi Gras beads, but so long as the result was this piece of lighting fabulousness, she is forgiven.  Respected, even.

DIY lamp shade tutorial with Mardi Gras beads
via Aunt Peaches

Coming up on Oprah, more beads on DIY lamp shades and the women who love them. Suesan at Frou Frugal saw the box and stepped outside it. That makes me heart her. This lamp shade is ridiculously delightful. I want to sneak into her house while she is sleeping, and steal it. Is that weird?

DIY lamp shade tutorial using beads
via Frou Frugal

I see pop tops and think “trash.” Beautiful minds see pop-tops and think “lamp shade!” That’s why I’m not a zillionaire – my brain is two sizes too small. From Makezine, take a look at this DIY lamp shade from pop tops. Isn’t it awesome???

DIY lamp shade made from pop tops
via Makezine

Rosy Red Buttons saw a lamp shade by Pottery Barn Kids and did what all good humans do – she figured out how to make one herself.  It’s so girlie and so precious. It’s almost sweet enough to make my teeth hurt. I love it!

DIY lamp shade makeover for girls room
via Rosy Red Buttons

This lamp shade makeover was done with a Sharpie by A Little Glass Box. This is the lamp shade tutorial I think I may actually be able to do on my garage sale lamps. It’s very cool, very unique, and it requires only a skill I learned in 1st grade. There may be hope for me thanks to the brilliance of someone else’s creative mind!

Lampshade makeover with Sharpies.
via A Little Glass Box

When you reach the point in your life that you can take coffee filters and make something beautiful from them, you have achieved crafting nirvana. Gotta be. Little Miss Momma gave this lamp an AMAZING makeover using coffee filters. I swear, I am in awe. PS: How much do you love the colors in this shot? Doesn’t she have an eye for putting things together?

Makeover a lamp shade with coffee filters
via Little Miss Momma

Young Wifey also grabbed a Sharpie to makeover her lamp shade. Instead of writing, she traced, and the result is so adorable, it’s crazy. Can you imagine using a child’s coloring book and colored Sharpies? Wait… did I just have a creative thought? That can’t be right.

Makeover lamp shade - Sharpie art
via Young Wifey’s blog

Scrapalicious! That’s what I have unofficially named this beautify from The Pleated Poppy. Seriously, it’s cute as a bug, isn’t it? It makes me want to rip my ex-husband’s clothes into shreds and make a lamp shade.

Makeover lamp shade with fabric scraps
via The Pleated Poppy

Do you love these lamp shades? Aren’t the bloggers who created them super talented? If you know about a DIY lamp shade I should see, let me know!

Today’s post “Divine DIY Lamp Shade Ideas” is brought to you by the letter “S” for Sharpies, the letter “C” for Coffee Filters and the letter X for Sadie’s ex-husband’s shredded clothes. 🙂