When we first bought this house - almost a year and a half ago now- Walters bedroom was the first one painted. My intention was to paint his bedroom, assemble all his new furniture and decorate his bedroom to make it a space he would really love.
The room got painted, and all the furniture assembled. Then that's where we stopped. His bedroom got to that unfortunate place of "good enough for now".
Walter wants a comic book/ superhero bedroom. He has taken to drawing and painting pictures of super heroes and sticking them to his walls with tape. Something needs to be done for this boy. But a real bedroom makeover will cost a few hundred dollars. Dollars that are otherwise accounted for in our family budget.
I could start small though. Little things whose cost we could squeeze out of our weekly entertainment budget. So that is what I have done. I made him toss pillows for his bed that were inspired by comic books. I had almost everything I needed on hand, so a set of three will only cost about $9. (I only managed to get one done last night, but a set of three will be on his bed)
First, I found some free clip art printables with the iconic super hero sound effects. I printed them out in full page size. These are what I used as a "pattern" for my letters. If you have even an iota of artistic ability you can likely skip this step. I, however, need a pattern very much.
|Super hero sound effects|
I cut the letters from my felt with the paper pattern as a guide.
|Paper pattern pinned to felt, ready for cutting|
|POW secured to red backing.|
|The black background make the colours pop|
With right sides together I sewed the pillow front to the pillow back leaving a space for tuning and stuffing.
Then I turned the pillow right side again.
|Filling the pillow|
Walter loves it and when the other two are finished they will be adorable on his bed.