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The alphabet blocks are an iconic part of the first Toy Story film. So, when planning my little girls Toy Story themed birthday party I knew I had to incorporate this idea into the decorations. So I set about figuring out how to make my own Alphabet Letter Blocks.
It turned out to be relatively easy!
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How Do I Make Alphabet Letter Blocks?
To start with, I constructed my cubed boxes. I needed to know how big they were when they were put together so I would know how big to print off the letter templates.
Once I had constructed the boxes, I printed off some giant individual letters onto paper. These were going to be the outline of the letters that will eventually be stuck around the edges of the box. I used them to double check the sizing before I began cutting them out of foam.
I then began drawing around them onto the coloured foam. I chose three colours for my blocks: red, yellow and blue. Once all letters were drawn out, I started to cut them out.
It’s important to make sure you have enough foam to cut out all of the same letters of that type you will need. I cut out four of each individual letter, I then had one for each of the sides as well as one for the top of the cubes.
I didn’t make one for the bottom because I figured no one would see the bottom of the cubes and they might not stack on top of each other quite as neatly.
Once my foam letters were all ready, I started to add the edging to my boxes. I used Duck tape as it was brightly colours and pretty cheap. The reason why I also chose red, blue and yellow was that it was quite easy to match the colour of the tape to the colour of the foam.
I found it easier wrapping the tape all the way around all four sides of an edge in one go. I alternated each side as I went so the tape would over lap. Once all edges were taped, I stuck a letter into the centre of each side to complete the cubes.
I was so impressed with how they turned out!
We got lots of compliments on them during the party – many people thought they had been bought! They are now sat in my little girls playroom as a nice memory of her birthday party.
I hope this has helped you if you are trying to make your own Alphabet Letter Blocks. If you do end up making some I would love to see them over on my facebook page.
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