Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Pottery Barn Knockoff
Busy week but here's a little goody from Bridget who is gearing up for Halloween.
We all love Pottery Barn, but why buy it when you can make it?
This is Bridget's take on the Halloween Banner from the Kids Thanksgiving issue.
felt squares-for each letter you need 1/2 of a square and 1/4 of another square
scraps (or 1/4 yard) of fabric
tacky craft glue
stencils (I made letters from my computer using "IMPACT" font/400 size text, print them on card stock, cut them out)
Decide what you're going to say (Halloween, Trick-or-Treat, Boo, Give Thanks, Noel, etc.) and get the colors and amount of felt you will need. Trace letters backwards on "paper" side of wonder-under.
Iron bumpy side of wonder-under to wrong side of fabric, then cut out letters.
On 1/2 pieces of felt, hand or machine stitch 1/2-inch seam; this is to allow the jute string to go through.
Glue 1/4 pieces of felt onto 1/2 pieces of felt. Peel paper off letters, and position one on each felt pieces, with gluey side down. Cover felt and letter with a piece of paper and iron until letter adheres to felt (If you don't put paper between the felt and the iron, the iron melts the felt). Repeat until all letters are done.
Measure out how long you want the string to be. Tie one end in small knot and attach a small safety pin, thread letters through, using safety pin as guide.