Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sew Kiddo, Sew!

I like to sew.  I'm not an expert by any means, but I enjoy doing it!  Jaden was always wanting to help me but I was afraid of the sharp needles so I got her some lacing boards.  They were pictures of bugs with holes around them for her to lace a piece of string through.  After helping her and teaching her how to do this, I realized that I could totally make something like that!  She absolutely LOVES her sewing boards so I decided to make some for our friends' three-year-old son.


I just took 5x7 inch pieces of chipboard and cut out the letters of his name.  Next, I Mod Podged the chipboard letters to coordinating, patterned scrapbook paper on both sides.  Then, I drilled holes down the center of each letter.  After all of the holes were drilled, I sanded the edges a little bit to make sure the paper and chipboard lined up perfectly.  Last, I applied the top coat of Mod Podge!



I put the finished letters in a metal tin with some coordinating shoe laces!  Now Colton can learn to lace and spell his name!

I'm linking to all of the parties in the Linky Parties tab at the top of my blog!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

Such a cute idea!!

Angela said...

Awesome, Shannon! You have to sell these in your store! You can price them per letter maybe? Love them!

Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

I was just wondering the other day how one would go about making these! I love the paper you chose. How did you cut the letters out of the chipboard?

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

aww that is such a cute idea! I love that, I may have to steal that for some presents :) Come link up sometime to Handmade Tuesdays! It is a new linky I started with a tutorial :) www.ladybug-blessings.com

The Muehli's said...

What a great idea! We love making stuff for our 2 year old daughter instead of just buying it and this is too cute!

Jerri said...

Really cute idea!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Melissa said...

I have been wanting to do some of these for Christmas. Thanks for showing me exactly how to do it. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All.

DANA said...

That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html