Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

Are you looking for a fun way to easily add a pop of color to your classroom or your little one’s space? Spoonflower designer Esther Nariyoshi is back on the blog to share a budget-friendly DIY project (you just need a $15 2′ roll of Woven Wallpaper and magnetic sheet) that’s as easy as ABC! 

Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

Esther: I am a big fan of letter forms of all kinds. Last December, I did a whole alphabet set for Advent as a creative practice and fell in love with the result. Since both of my kids are learning about letters these days, I ended up transforming the digital series onto Spoonflower wallpaper to add the fun in the learning process. It’s a creative way to chat with your kids about the letters and the bright colors give little ones inspiration to handletter themselves!

I made a few size variations for the collection and the one shown in this tutorial is the 1 inch version. Each letter measures slightly over 1 inch

Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog
Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

Magnetic Alphabet Supplies

  • 2′ roll of Woven Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper featuring my design 1″ Advent Alphabet
  • Scissors – an X-Acto knife may also work, but I find that scissors tend to give a cleaner finish cutting through the magnetic sheets.
  • Magnetic sheets – one sheet can fit 30 letters.
  • Plastic squeegee – Spoonflower includes a nice plastic squeegee with your wallpaper order but a credit card will also work.
Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

1. Cut

Cut the wallpaper to the size of the magnet sheets.

Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

2. Peel

Peel back the paper backing on the magnetic sheet and the wallpaper.

Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

3. Stick

Align and stick the top corner first, and work your way down the sheets. Use the plastic squeegee to avoid creating bubbles.

Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog
Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog
Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

4. Cut

Cut along the space between the letters to create individual letter magnets.

Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog
Make a Magnetic Alphabet in 4 Easy Steps | Spoonflower Blog

About the Guest Blogger

Esther Nariyoshi worked as an art director and creative director before designing surface patterns full time. Her work has been featured in Print & Pattern Blog, and Uppercase Magazine. She is a lover of all things crafty and you can see her latest makes on her Instagram feed @esther.nariyoshi and her Spoonflower shop.