Creative ideas for using alphabet initials on a nursery wall include creating a large, decorated first initial and making crochet letters to hang on the wall. To create a decorated initial, cut the letter from wood and paint it a glossy color that contrasts with the color of the wall. Cut out images from old newspapers and magazines, attach them to the letter, and then add three-dimensional items to make the letter stand out.
Decorated initials can have a theme, for example, butterflies or vintage toys. For a butterfly theme, cut and attach pictures of butterflies and bees, then make a three-dimensional butterfly from gauze or tulle and glue it to the letter. Use a wall hook to hang the initial over a toy chest or crib.
To make a crochet letter, cut a template from wood or sturdy cardboard and crochet a sleeve to fit over the letter. Pick yarn colors that complement the colors of the room. Letters can be a solid color or multicolored.
For additional creative wall decor, apply the baby's picture to wooden initials. Enlarge a photo of the baby, and then trace each letter onto the photo and cut the letters out. Glue the photo pieces to the corresponding letters, smoothing out air bubbles and wrinkles. When the glue dries, spray each piece with clear, protective finish and hang using wall hooks.