Make Your Own Felt Alphabet Letters


How to Make a Felt Alphabet

I made an alphabet and number set for Maia’s felt board before Easter. It was a lot easier than I expected.

Aimee left a comment on my last felt board post suggesting using iron-on letters to make it simple (she linked to this post and tutorial).

I took the general idea but made it even easier!

Here’s how ::

Make Your Own Felt Alphabet Letters

Using Adhesive Felt Letters to Make a Felt Alphabet for the Felt Board

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  • Adhesive-backed felt letters (I bought the 2 inch red Stick-It Felt letters and thought they were awesome! You can also get these in different sizes and colors.)
  • Felt pieces in a contrasting color (You can buy these individually at your craft store or fabric store for cheap.)
  • Small, sharp cissors


I went to the art supply store intending to buy iron-on letters, but most were too ornate or too small for what I envisioned. I came home with Stick-It Felt letters instead and am glad I did.

I think these worked great! Not only were they super easy to use (just peel off the backing and stick them to the felt), but they also make the finished felt piece nice and sturdy.

DIY Felt Alphabet Letters

I attached the letters to contrasting-colored felt, using slightly different colors for the letters (blue) and the numbers (lavender). Although it would also look great to have a rainbow of colors.

Cutting Out DIY Felt Alphabet Letters

I trimmed around each letter, using a pair of small, sharp scissors.

DIY Felt Alphabet Letters for the Felt Board

Maia squirreled them away as fast as I could make them. She wouldn’t let me look at her felt board until she put the very last letter in place.

Little did I know she was creating abstract art with the alphabet!

Using the Felt Alphabet Letters on the Felt Board

Not exactly what I had in mind when I made these, but wow, this kid is amazing!

Want some felt alphabet letters for your felt board? I highly recommend making a set like this! So easy and they look GREAT!

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  • Reply
    annette standrod
    April 5, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I love the felt board and chalkboard hanging on the wall.

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    April 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

    LOVE that adorable photo! She looks so satisfied and proud with that cute tongue to the side! That’s a keeper.

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    April 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Oh, those are terrific! I have to go find some now!

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    [email protected]
    April 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Love the felt board and what Maia did with her creative use of letters.
    You’re SOME MOM!
    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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    Lindsay R
    April 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    love that last shot…awesome felt board!

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    April 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    How do they stick to the felt board? Long day here, so maybe I missed it, LOL!! Great idea. I’ll be doing this!

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    April 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    This is great. My guy is four and I have never gotten around to making a felt board. I love how yours is set up with the chalkboard.

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    April 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    How is the chalk board made? Any ideas for a magnet board like that?

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    April 6, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Wow! That is beautiful! Reminds me of making magnetic poetry with the peel back magnet rolls. I just wrote words and my gave my students a cookie sheet to make poetry.

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    Michele de Jesus
    April 6, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I love what your daughter did with the letters and her truly adorable grin with tongue afterwards! Thanks so much for your blog and links!

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    April 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    How wonderful! Thank you for the steps (as always)…so helpful.
    She is SO creative! I love that the letters themselves become art.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Aw shucks, Sharon. Thanks!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Felt sticks to felt because of the nap, but is also easily re-positionable.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 6, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I just painted a piece of wood with chalk board paint and mounted it on the wall. Here’s a post about it:
    For a magnet board, you could use magnetic paint (I’ve read about such a thing! I think you have to use lots of coats.) or maybe hang a piece of metal.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 6, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Yes, I like having them side by side as well. They often seem to inspire work on each other. For example, Maia will draw something on the chalkboard that is related to the felt pieces she is using. Here she drew a bunch of letters in an abstract design with many of the same diagonal lines as she used in the felt board. Other times it’ll just be felt faces on the felt board and face drawings on the chalkboard.

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    grow taller
    April 7, 2010 at 1:00 am

    she looks so satisfied and proud with that cute tongue to the side! That’s a keeper.

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    lilla a
    April 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Oh what a great blog you have, so creative! Love the felt letters.

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    April 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Love it! Our felt board has been discarded for some time, but I bet letters could bring out it out for a bit more fun. Thanks for posting this idea!

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    February 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I love that she has words and almost words in her art as well. The top right corner has “buy”, there is the abbreviation for mountain (mtn.) in there, and also, rearrange the letters and add an s and she has “inspire.” Pretty awesome!

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