Five Handmade Alphabets that You Can Craft from Recycled, Upcycled, or Natural Materials

festive garland from Flights of FancyAs an understated holiday garland or a matching game for a child, cardboard, a black pen, and a good pair of scissors are all you need to make an entire alphabet such as this festive alphabet garland from Flights of Fancy. Choose your own font to mimic or use the download at Flights of Fancy’s alphabet garland tutorial, and you’ll have a complete alphabet in no time.

For the cardstock required for the project, consider repurposing any thin cardboard food packaging, or use thicker cardboard boxes or stash mat board for a more durable alphabet.

[Image by Flights of Fancy, used with permission]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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