I have kicked off my holiday gift preparations with a gift for my nephew. My nephew is just weeks shy of his second birthday but this gift would be well loved by a child car lover of almost any age. In fact I will be making a second one for my son Walter.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to DIY a FELT CAR MAT.
What you will need:
-1/2 m of green felt off the blot ($2.40 if you can get it on sale as I did)
- 1/4 m black felt off the bolt ($1.20)
- straight pins
- felt craft sheets in an assortment of colours (on hand)
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks. Lots. Really, I used 16 ($1.25)
- fabric paints (optional). (on hand)
- ribbon (on hand)
Total cost for this gift: less than $5
Since my hand cutting skills are
Yes, I actually had to do this for a simple tree image :)
Next I repeated the idea with the green to complete tree then hot glued the pieces together.
|You thought I was kidding about a lack of artistic ability? I wasn't .|
I left a space free along the right hand border of my mat so I could name the city.
After the roads are all in glue down your city bits. I start getting pretty excited at this point because its all starting to really come together. If you so desire name the city along the free space. Both felt letters or fabric paint work just as well for this purpose.