I love happening upon a DIY project that the blogger says "lends itself to inexactitude." Holly at Chez Beeper Bebe, I knew I liked you. This set of alphabet magnets is infinitely cooler and safer than the plastic sets, and Holly calls it a "quick and dirty project." Sometimes that's the best kind!
Grab 26 different 8x4" pieces of fabric, cotton batting, white thread, 26 small magnets and card stock. The tutorial and letter template are available as a free PDF for download, just follow the link in the Chez Beeper Bebe post. If you aren't up for a project you can buy a set from Holly's etsy shop for $45.
(Image: Chez Beeper Bebe)