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DIY- a Personalized ABC’s Frame for the Nursery

Ok. So I know this word has been redundant in my blog but this project really is SIMPLE! Every nursery needs an ABC artwork so why not integrate your baby’s name into it and make it personalized?

It started with a black frame that I got from Ikea’s AS IS section. I had no use for it but b/c it was dirt cheap, I figured I would use it ‘someday.’ Surely enough, I did and it serves its purpose fairly well!

I had to paint the frames stark white b/c nothing in Zoey’s room is black. 

Got these white glitter (subtle) letters from Michaels. They always have 40% off coupons on their website so print them out and utilize them. 

From my scrapbook stock paper collection, I chose a pale pink as the background and a patterned blue as the letters for Zoey’s name.  

A quick glance at the color combo of the artwork and I approved!

Lay the letters out onto the frame so you can have an idea of how it’ll look. 

For Zoey’s name, I traced the letters of her name onto the blue card stock and cut them out. 

Have fun doing this for your little one. However, if your child is old enough to spell his/her name this would be a fun project to do with them. Creative bonding time!

To see where this cute artwork lives, please visit Zoey’s Nursery Boutique!

Til next post, Kellie


  1. Zee

    loving this! i will do it for my baby as well, i feel just buying decorations arent as meaningful and i would want to make it myself :)

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  3. This is a really cool idea. I’m thinking I could adapt it slightly to suit my toddlers room–maybe bigger letters or brighter colors. I think it’s a great, inexpensive design that would be perfect for the preschool set!

  4. Very cute idea. This would’ve been great in the Alphabet Nursery I did…wish I’d seen this sooner :-P

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  6. Dear Kellie,
    Thank you for liking my post. I happened to visit your blog and I find it very SIMPLE with great taste and ideas! This particular abc’s frame I will use it for my soon-to-be-born niece. I’m sure I’ll be very original with this present ! ;) Feel welcome to come back and visit my blog again

  7. Thanks for “liking” my pouf! I love all of your ideas, too! I’ll definitely try some of your things out!

  8. I am much thankful to your lovely and teachful post, I like this style of writing, understandable by everyone.
    Good Job and will come back here soon for sure dude!

  9. Aw, this was a really nice post. In thought I wish to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and on no account seem to get one thing done.

  10. I blog quite often and I seriously thank you for your content. This great article has really peaked my interest. I will bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.

  11. Even I (the DIY challenged) think I could do this and I’ve been wanting to add ABCs and numbers to our son’s room (now a toddler) so that we can use them for decoration and learning. Thanks for this!

  12. I did this project last night. I was happen with how it turned out. Just had to modify a bit bc of the supplies I had on hand. I will repost your blog so my readers can try it too. Thank you:)

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  14. Super cute idea! And I love how you not only made it DIY, but super, super affordable by using the cheap frame from Ikea and the Michael’s letters paired with their coupon.

  15. Kat

    Adorable idea! I pinned it. I love crafty ideas like this that are so simple to achieve.


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  17. really cute and creative. My granddaughter’s name is Zoe, no “y”, but pronounced the same. I shop at Hobby Lobby, it’s like a Michaels, 40% off coupon, etc. I could buy every scrapbook paper in the place! I’m going to take a look around and see what other creative projects you’ve done.

  18. Reblogged this on A Grandfamily and commented:
    This project is a great way to personalize a child’s room at Grandma’s house. I also like the idea of doing it together with older children. I’m not a “crafty” person but even I could handle this simple idea!

  19. Such a cute idea, nice job! I’m wondering, did you just use plain ol’ Elmer’s glue for gluing the colored paper onto the letters? Also, what type of paint did you use to paint the frames, and did you do any sanding or priming to get the paint to adhere to the frame? :)

    • Hi! Yep, plain old Elmers for the entire project. Don’t put as much on the colored letters since the stock paper is not as thick as the cardboard white letters. You don’t want the letters to wrinkle. I just used regular house wall interior paint w/ no sanding or priming. Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Cute! I did something similar when I did my daughter’s nursery. It is fun, cute, and has your own touch, it doesn’t get better then that!

  21. This is a great way to personalize a child’s room at Grandma’s house! I like the idea of doing it together with an older child. Thanks for sharing this project.

  22. I just discovered your blog via this posting and love the ABC project – this is one I may actually be able to manage even while living abroad! Also scoping out you inspirational workspace for my own tiny corner of our house… Thanks for sharing!

  23. Really cute! Definitely going to try that for my god daughter’s birthday this year. Thank you!

  24. Reblogged this on Susan E. Hendrich and commented:
    Now this us a clever triple shot of cool: not just teaching the alphabet and decorating a child’s room, but building a sense of context for how the child’s unique identity flows with the rest of the (alphabet) world. Nice, Kellie!

  25. Beautiful post indeed! I love to teach and to learn as well. I’m always excited whenever I come across tools that can aid learning, especially for kids. My handwriting would probably have been better if I had the privilege of learning with this your personalized ABC’s Frame! Great post indeed!

  26. This is really a fantastic tutorial. I think the project would work in so many other places beyond the baby’s room. Thanks for the great ideas.

  27. Kristen

    This is such a cute idea and it is different than the usual letter picture frame things. I like it a lot.

  28. Hi, just looked through your various categories and a few posts and just love your creativity and all you DIY ideas. Such a beautiful blog.

  29. Cuh-yoot! Did you mod podge the paper on to the letters or just use the cut-outs? I don’t have a nursery to do this in (and NEVAR will again!!!), but I could totally do something similar..somewhere! Awesome! Following and looking forward to your other posts!

  30. Great idea! I have two grandsons who are living with me (their parents are here too) they no private space but I think my oldest would love one of these (he is 3 1/2) and it might help him feel more like he has a “space that is his.” My daughter will love it too.

    Thank you for sharing and congratulations on making Fressly Pressed!

    Ta Ta for now Cathy the Bagg Lady

  31. Hiya Kellie!

    Nice blog. You are one of the few people I’ve seen with the same theme that I have. Looks great.

  32. Reblogged this on Be My Guest and commented:
    Friends of ours had their first child today and heading to blog some thoughts about how public our lives have become due to social media, I saw this freshly pressed on WordPress and decided that I needed to make one of these for the new arrival. Cute, simple and one JoAnn’s coupon away for the letters!

  33. What a cute idea! My baby is 5 months old, but we’re on our third and don’t have a nursery, per se. I just love nurseries, though, and it’s so cute. I do, however, want to create something for every child in their rooms and this idea might spark some ideas for me. Thanks for posting.

  34. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! Love your idea and think I’ll make one for my month old granddaughter. Instead of using blue paper for the letters for her name, I’ll cut them out of photographs of her. Thanks for the idea and all the best.

  35. What a cute project! And simple enough that someone not-so-ambitious (like, ahem, ME) can do it! Thanks for sharing.

  36. This is very creative! Thank you sharing the directions! I just may make one with my two and a half year old granddaughter! I love your pictures too! Great job!

  37. My grandson’s names include: Jarrett, Kade and Kreed. How would I do this since they have duplicate letters in Jarrett and Kreed?

  38. nothingifnotoptimistic

    That is really beautiful!! And it looks so elegant and simple. :) I’m trying to have a baby now and this will definitely have to be an idea I keep in mind for the future nursery!! Thanks for sharing!!

  39. The minute I saw the frame on freshly pressed I knew you it was yours coz I saw this post a few days ago. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  40. Pauline

    Great idea, I did something similar with buttons that matched the color scheme of my daughters room. Love this though!

  41. Oh, I love this ! Will have to try making one for the baby’s room – I like a good project. Thanks for the idea !

  42. Yeah, I am thinking this would even make a cute shower gift for baby or wedding. Cute. And I am also just glad to hear about the coupons online. Never thought to check!

  43. Catherine R. Staat

    We like Simple! ;)

    Passed this on over at The Practical Housewife Facebook page – I hope it brings people your way!

    xo Cat

  44. Reblogged this on superMOMdel and commented:
    Happy Freestyle Friday: Super Cute idea I found from a fellow Mom blogger. I am attending a baby shower this weekend. I may add this to my gift. enjoy!

  45. that is such an ace idea :) keep them coming! I’m totally going to do one of these for my sister :) thank you xxx

  46. Raaj Trambadia

    Oh wow !! Kids would surely love this !! Awesome one !! Cheers :D

  47. What a great idea, thanks for sharing! I have a new niece on the way and am always looking for a unique and personal gift for these occasions. Congrats for Freshly Pressed!

  48. So cute!! I thought this would even me fun with our last name surrounded by some pictures? I will have to give it a try. Thanks

  49. wonderful idea! this is a perfect gift idea too! thanks for liking my post…glad i found your blog.

  50. What a beautiful idea! My daughter is old enough to spell her own name and she loves projects like this! The next time we have a rainy day, this is going to be our art project (we tend to spend too much time outside when it’s sunny to get any art done ;)

  51. jkenjin

    Thank you for your post! Keep up the good job and have a great aloha week! ^_^

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