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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
F is for Felt
Are you having fun with A to Z? I am!!
Today's project is for letter F...Felt Hopscotch Mats. These ones come courtesy of a project idea from Kimbo over at A Girl and a Glue Gun. If you don't follow Kimbo, you should. That girl is amazingly crafty. She's also hilarious. (Oh...and her photos for this project are much better than mine. That stupid light pink square for #1 really goofed up everything.)
This is a pretty low intensity project and all four girls who got these this year were really excited about it. Hopscotch is a big deal when you're between 4 and 6.
You'll need about a yard and a half of backing fabric (I used duck canvas that I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics), ten sheets of felt (or just cut out ten swatches of felt from bulk yardage, which is what I did), scissors, a hot glue gun, and some glue.
I cut out my numbers by once again using my handy dandy Pazzle. It didn't cut all the way through the felt on every number, but it gave me a really great outline to follow for cutting. You'll be using the negative spaces, so make sure to keep those extra pieces in the centers of numbers like 4, 6, 8, 9, and 0.
Lay out your canvas, place down your felt numbers until they look the way you want, and then just start hot gluing away. I think each one took me about an hour to glue. Not horrible.
The best part? They might be a bit bulky to lay out, but they work well for rainy days and they can be rolled up and tidily stored in a closet when not in use.
Miss any of my A to Z posts so far this year?
1. A is for Anna (Easy Anna Cape)
2. B is for Bath (Appliqued Bath Mat)
3. C is for Child (Children's Growth Ruler)
4. D is for Denim (Denim Bib)
5. E is for Etch (Etched Casserole Dishes)
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I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! I'll see you back here tomorrow for letter G.