Let's make a DIY Felt Board
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Now, in full disclosure, I wish I could say that Chuck loved it and played hours and hours with it while I took a nap on the couch. Errrm..... It didn't quite turn out that way. He played with the car parts for a bit, but then seemed much more interested in rolling around real cars.
But I won't call this a craft fail just yet. I'm hoping (cross your fingers!) that he'll grow to love the felt board as much as I did. But if not, no big deal. The entire thing only cost about 4 dollars to make because I already had most of the materials lying around the apartment. Score!
Now if you have a felt-loving child in your life, you can try making your own felt board too! (I bet it would make a great Christmas gift.) Here's how I made mine:
Materials to make a DIY Felt Board:
- Large poster frame
- Felt (Background felt large enough to cover frame and Other pieces)
- Scissors (Fabric and normal)
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
Directions to make a DIY Felt Board:1. Clean your work area. Felt attracts stuff. (I worked on the floor, so I swept it first.)
3. Optional: If your felt is a bit wrinkly, carefully iron it. (I turned my iron to a lower setting and placed one of those protective ironing pressing pads over my felt before ironing it so I wouldn't melt or burn the felt.)
5. Once the Mod Podge dries, put your board back into the frame. That's it!
Now comes the fun part- making your felt pieces. Doodle your designs onto paper. Then, trace them onto felt and cut them out. I chose to make a set of Christmas tree felt pieces and a set of car part pieces.