Cheery felt-covered boards hung at toddler-height sport oversized letters, numbers, and shapes.
The fun felt cutouts beg little ones to put together a word or two. There's nothing magical here. Friction holds the shapes to the board, just like it did in kindergarten class.
1. Center a board on a piece of felt. Wrap the felt to the back and staple at the center of each side. Make sure the felt is even and tight. Continue stapling, working to within 6 inches of the corners.
2. To miter the corners, fold the felt corner point in toward the board. Staple it in place along the edges of the board, then trim away the point.
3. Fold down the "ears" that remain and staple them in place to finish the miter.
4. Fasten the boards to the wall with wall anchors. Hot-glue buttons and bows to the corners of each felt board to disguise the anchors.
5. Cut letters, numbers, and shapes from contrasting felt using stencils or computer-generated figures for patterns.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: An afternoon
Cost: About $40 and up, depending on size