Even though she admits she hates working with glitter, Lorna Doone Brewer made this cute alphabet banner for her daughter’s bedroom and posted about it on my bloggy buddy Wendy’s awesome site, Craft Jr. The glitter adds a little bit of bling to the room, and the alphabet will help her daughter learn to read. [find out how to make this glitter alphabet]
Total: $4 and up
Make it Cheaper: Use materials you have on hand, such as felt you already have, or construction paper for the base. Use regular-sized wooden clothespins (a pack of 100 at the dollar store for $1), or sew the felt to the ribbon instead of clipping.