Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Patchwork Initials I "Whipped" Up During Naptime

My baby is one of those good and alert babies, who likes to be talked to and kept entertained. This is amazing and I am so blessed but with this blessing comes a sporadic nap schedule wherein I can only get a smidge of crafting done before Mr. Man is up and at it again. Something I was able to get done though? In only a couple of naptimes? Well, I made some patchwork letters for the lil' dudes nursery... and they are pretty cute if I do say so myself.


I grabbed these cardboard letters from Joann's fabrics for a steal during their 4th of July sales event. (W, E and S spells Wes) During the same event, I nabbed a half yard of some quilting fabrics that match the wooded theme we have in the baby's nursery and some tacky glue and I had a cute and super easy craft that rang in for less than $15.

Naptime One: I cut each of the fabrics into different shapes and sizes. The idea was to make a fabric collage onto the letters. I cut the pieces big enough so that I could fray the ends a little bit for an added dramatic effect. I was just about to start gluing and my new roommate woke up and demanded that I attend to him.

Naptime Two: Since I had everything ready to go, I hit the ground running. I just started gluing away, trying to keep the pieces looking organic and not too much of one color in one area. I made it through the W and most of the E before mister man needed some attention.

Naptime Three: E took longer to finish than I thought... and Wes didn't nap as long as usual... still not finished.


Naptime Four: I finished! Ugh... While this was simple, it was more time consuming than I anticipated especially with new (but welcomed) interruptions. I really enjoy making things though so will continue to try to fit some time in to keep myself creative


This was a simple craft to complete and really adds a little personality to the nursery. I think anyone is capable of rocking this out for a nursery, kids room or even an adult space. Easy Peasy!


Have you ever tried something like this?


3 comments:

  1. These turned out so cute! Love the frayed edges!

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  2. those are really cute! i made a letter with scrapbook paper and rhinestones: http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/10/diy-initial-wall-decor.html
    i like how yours are patchwork!

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  3. Ah super cute! I'm not this crafty or this patient, haha

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