You know what March is? Aw yeah… craft month! I’ve never professed to being cool, nor to have misguided aspirations that I will ever have a seat at the housewife popular table, so this next statement won’t come as a surprise: I could craft every day. Every. Day. I’d have a craft room with one wall of fancy multi-tipped writing instruments, another wall with pretty paper and fabric. One wall with yarns and bakers twine and embroidery thread. And one wall with paints of all sorts: glass and fabric and acrylic and watercolor. Oh, and one wall of glass containers for beads and grommets and baubles and stuff. So I guess I’d have a pentagonal craft room, but that’s cool. Okay, so back to this post… to celebrate craft month, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores asked us for some crafty contributions! Disclosure: they sent a gift card to cover the supplies, but who are we kidding, Jo-Ann may not be pentagonal, but it’s pretty much my personal craft room these days anyways!
To inspire our crafting we were given some beautiful spring trends as our springboard: radiant orchid (the Pantone color of the year), nautical, floral, and geometric. Well… I’ve never been the best rule follower, so this project is inspired by the geometric trend, but more specifically, this amazing image and all the colors:
What’s bright and easy to work with and plentiful at Jo-Ann? Felt. (Okay so back to my crafty dreams for a minute, don’t you think “Got Felt” would be sort of a funny tongue in cheek kinduva a craft uniform?) I grabbed a bunch of colors, some fabric glue, and a frame. I’m sort of stuck on this idea of graphic word art so that’s where I was taking this craft challenge, graphic or not.
The colors are so playful that I wanted to find a quote or words that fit the cheerful vibe. Who better than Dr. Seuss, duh. I started by cutting my felt into 3″ strips. Then I simply cut out each letter freehand.
When possible I traced a letter already cut out to make my life easier. Stencils would totally work, I just didn’t think to get any… double duh.
The glue I got worked great… Felt is a tricky fabric to glue, in my opinion, and this one was awesome in its glueyness.
I used plain ol’ clear packing tape to wrap the back of the picture frame present-style with painters drop cloth I had downstairs. Keeping it fancy, one project at a time, folks.
I laid out all the letters using a right angle to keep things straight and balanced. An hour later and a fun bit of word art was ready for hanging!
I LOVE how colorful and fun this turned out and would honestly hang it anywhere… given the quote, though, I stuck it up in the playroom as a nice little reminder to all of us that little doesn’t mean less than!
Psst: This review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review; however this is my personal honest option based on my experience.
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