Check out this super cute ABC’s printable that I found at Sprik Space. She has several color choices in a simple format and then there’s the one I chose to go on our mantel. The mantel is in our family room, which we set up as a playroom for the boys. I wanted the mantel to be colorful and youthful since it’s in a place were tons of toys are usually strewn about.
I had the print blown up to 16×20 through Walgreens Photo. It was a 50% off poster prints sale, so I think the print only cost me around $7! I already had the frame. I’ve seen a similar print at Target for mucho more dinero. Mucho!
I “created” the polka dot candles using this technique. I used plain white candles from Hobby Lobby (50% off sale) and some patterned tissue paper. The post on Ador shows you how to do it by printing a pattern onto a plain piece of white tissue, but if you can find some tissue paper that already has a cute pattern on it, your job is that much faster & effective!
Then I just string up a pinwheel garland that was created with scrapbook paper, star brads and jute.