By craft contributor Michelle Edgemont
Michelle here! This DIY is all about making something individualized and colorful for your home. Using felt, we’re going to create a bold, striped initial to liven up any bare wall.I can envision this project being perfect for a modern nursery, above each child’s bed in a shared bedroom, or adorning the walls in an artsy living room like mine.
To get started, gather the following supplies…
Double Tack Mounting Film (technically, this is a big sheet of super sticky sticker paper. Find it in sheets at your local art supply store)
A 12”x18” canvas board
Quilting ruler (the clear ruler with measurements)
Colorful sheets of felt at least 11” x 17”
Step 1: Line up up to three sheets of felt. Using your ruler and knife, cut off one inch strips. You’ll need about 14 strips.
Step 2: Peel one side off of the Double Tack. This stuff if very sticky, be careful.
Step 3: Lay down the felt strips right next to each other until the Double Tack sheet is covered in felt. A random pattern of color looks best!
Step 4: Flip over the felted Double Tack. Draw your letter on the back. Remember, if it’s a non-symmetrical letter, like an N or P, draw the mirror image of the final letter.
Step 5: Cut out the letter.
Finished! Hang your newly crafted, colorful initial anywhere that needs a little pizzazz.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>