One of the things that I bought was three panels of "vintage" ABC's fabric. This was all before I even knew that I would soon be working as a preschool teacher, but I really liked these, and they were only $6.00 each. Last week, I decided to get busy and see what I could come up with.
I decided to make three pillows out of one of the panels:
I really like how they turned out:
The second panel I cut into individual pieces and made flash-cards with:
I chose heavy-duty card stock, in the color of cream. for the backing. I didn't worry about the raw edges at that point. I was laying them out here:
I used my handy-dandy cardboard box to spray the backs with adhesive:
These have been sprayed and attached to the card stock. I gave them time to dry. After they were good and dry, I used scissors (NOT my sewing scissors though) to trim each one up:
Then I brought out my laminator that my girls, Kari and Kristin, gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago. This is the first time that I have used it, and that turned out to be very easy. I laminated two per page and then trimmed those:
This is how they turned out. I think that I will use them in the writing area, hanging them on the wall above the table. These have some old fashioned words/pictures on them, but the letters are nice and so are the colors:
I have one more panel left, and I am thinking of making a wall hanging out of it.
It was a lot of fun; easy projects that I really enjoyed making.
Have you made anything fun lately?
~ Kathy M.
I am linking up today with Mrs. Sarah Coller's "Homemaking Weekend" over at Hope in Every Season.
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