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Alphabet Art Gifts

Updated on January 23, 2014

Unique Personalized Alphabet Art Name Photo

This is my own creation from photos I took at various places.
This is my own creation from photos I took at various places.

Recently, while I was searching the internet looking for personalized gifts, I happened upon something that I thought was quite unique and beautiful. It is called Alphabet Art Photography. It is a very creative way of photographing everyday objects that look like letters of the alphabet and then taking those photos and putting them together to form very unique looking words or names. This obviously would make for a nice personalized gift, though some of the sites I visited had prices far above what I could afford to pay. This and my creative spirit led me to try taking my own photos and putting them together to form my name. It was quite an experience and one I may continue doing.

I started by looking around my apartment for objects that resembled letters, not finding much I decided to create an L out of one of my gold necklaces. The photo turned out pretty nice I thought, even though it wasn't a natural everyday object.

As I ventured outside my apartment I found more "letters" on walls, doors and even in the parking lot ! This was fun and I was hooked!

As was driving over to my daughter's house I found myself looking at everything with different eyes, trying to find more alphabets. Once Inside her house, I found a bountiful supply of all different shapes of letters on her laundry room curtains and her metal victorian bed frame. She thought I had completely lost it when I excitedly whipped my camera out and began taking pictures saying I had found the perfect "e" for my name!

Then, my grand-son wanted me to take him to the thrift store," yes", I said, thinking that would be a great opportunity to look for more letters ! I am sure the people who saw me taking pictures in there really wondered about my sanity! I did find a couple of useful letters though.

Since then the excitement did wear off some, but I was able to gather a few more letters here and there on various trips , enough at least to make up my name, which I think turned out pretty nice even though it's not what could be called professional, I enjoy it and I plan to frame it and hang it up in my home. I may even make some other ones for friends.. They would certainly be unique and personal gifts.

If you enjoy photography and are looking for a creative and fun pastime this would certainly be something to try.

Or...if you would just like to make up your own name or word by ordering professionally online I have some links listed below that I think are worth checking out.

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      megni 6 years ago

      I too have always doodled with art and that's primarily my reason for Hubpages. Here i can play, interact with others, share thoughts and have a great time. Thanks for sharing your site.

      P.s. Don;t worry about others will think about your sanity. Let's face it, we're all a little bit crazy, but I believe those who try to keep that fact hidden is crazier!

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      Leona J Atkinson 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Yes, it definately changes the way you look at everyday things around you! I hope you try it. It is fun hobby and beautiful art. Thanks for visiting.

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      skillup 7 years ago

      What a great idea, I have to try this alphabet art at some point.

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      DECORMATE 8 years ago

      Wonderful finds here! Also, I found something interesting I thought I would share…from something I wrote this month…

      DÉCOR TIPS & QUIPS from

      Bringing Out Your Inner BOLD!

      Bill Blass said, ìStyle is primarily a matter of instinct.î Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Clever and chic for Janie may be yesterdayís yawn-fest for Carol. Different tastes in dÈcor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if itís not a certain style, pattern, or color?

      Bold, baby! Bring on the bold!

      Boldly say what you want to say when designing a room. Make a statement and let your personality shine through. If you go in for the palest blues to soothe and relax, add a custom zing to make it pop! Love black and white photography? Maybe even some of that ultra-hot photo alphabet wall art in black and white? Splash in some passionate pink or revved up red on the wall to make it sizzle.

      No longer are walls content with neutral shades. Any color of the palette goes! Splash on muted melons or eccentric eggplants with savvy sage. Classic colors cozy up with velvety crimsons and Dijon yellows. Color is fantastically bold and beautiful! Rich textured throws, swags, rugs and runners jazz up every room, every time.

      Patterns are all the rage now, too. Twists and twirls, paisleys and pearlsóbold is key! Did you ever in a million years think of dotting stripes and striping dots? Designers these days are pulling out all the geometrical stops. Paisley mixes with all sorts of combinationsóchecks, polkas, and weathered solids. Discover a new way of looking at the world around you in different shapes and deigns.

      Mix it all with gorgeous gilding in silver and gold. Toss in a few well-chosen accents óbold and beautiful. And with the trend of decor becoming more and more personalized, a meaningful piece of photography will make you feel right at home. Black and white as well as the historic look of sepia photography looks gorgeous in any room. Add all these ingredients together, and youíve got yourself a decorating design that not only expresses your individual style but does so as personally and beautifully as you want it to.

      Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own personal sense of style. Put it out there for the world to see and donít look back! Embrace your individuality whether your nature is ìJanie jazzedî or ìCarol calmî. Express yourself! When people enter your home theyíll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.

      To take your individual decorating accents and style to a whole new level of personalization, check out Imagine photographs of natural alphabets, clip art photo messages or even personalized photo place mats. Consider yourself a person on the go? Youíll love pictures to go with alphabet letters! (Intrigued yet? Check us out now!)

      Amp up that ìyouî factor, bringing the bright lights, bold city look to the forefront with clever photography of New York architecture and nature. And, if itís gorgeous enough for your home, you KNOW personalized photo gifts are great for any occasion!

      by T. Miller

      Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX

      Create your own personalized name art with Photos That Look Like Letters at!