Of course I have to stay true to form and my first book is Star Wars themed! I found a bunch of pages through Pinterest or Etsy that I thought looked great or were a good idea, from there I ran with it and translated it into Star Wars characters. I haven't finished them yet but here is a little sneak peak at some pages that are pretty much done. It took quite a bit of planning and trial/error to figure out the layers of felt and how to piece things together. It was a challenge to take on this project with no prior knowledge or template of quiet books but I'm happy with the results!
Han Solo zipper vest - complete with chest hair!
Yoda belt tying
Luke Skywalker flight suit buckling
Princess Leia removable hair buns
I have more pages planned out and just need to find the time to work on some more. My goal is to get these ones grommeted so I can put them together for my son to start playing with. He's only one right now but I'm looking forward to creating more if he likes them!
More to come!
2. Sand it. (Caution the surfaces you sand may contain lead. Take precautions if you have small kids or a pregnant person.)
3. Wet wipe it to get rid of all the dust.
4. Cut the door in half. Note: compensate for the thickness of the door if you want it to be even.
5. Use corner brackets to hold your door at a 90 degree angle.
I knew I wanted to put a quote on the wall but I couldn't find one out there that had the Star Wars font. I took matters into my own hands and did it myself. I typed up the quote in word and made the font as large as I wanted. Then, I printed and taped the words to the vinyl and cut out the letters individually. After that, I aligned them on one of those sewing mats and stuck them to the transfer paper. Warning! When you put your quote on the wall make sure you put them up in the right order!!
Here is a close up of our crib cockpit. I didn't finish the coverings on the mobile "arms". We hand painted the cockpit. We tried to do a trace job like we were able to with the Tatooine sunset. I couldn't get it to look right so we (my husband and I) pulled out rulers and did our best.
Last but not least the R2D2 dresser/changing table - my husband's pride and joy. He said if our son ever decides he doesn't like it we cannot paint over it! He said we'd keep it in our room :) I purchased this dresser from an estate sale a couple years prior because I liked the detail on the bottom of it. We cut a dome and attached it to the back to make it look like Artoo.
i hope you enjoyed and get inspired to do it yourself too!
So I found these beads at Joann Fabrics and loved the color! I thought these would be perfect little post earrings so I sanded both surfaces of the bead and the earring post then I glued them together using E6000 glue. They were super quick to make and I think very fun!