welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.
It is a pretty fantastic and simple piece of home decor that would be a great Christmas gift for anyone you know! I have seen some of these around the blogging world, but if you’re not clever with your sewing machine (’cause I am not!) then you’ll love my “No Sew” take on it!
First, find 2 coordinating pieces of fabric.
These can be scraps you have laying around.
I chose to go with a lowercase d because I liked the look of it more
than an uppercase D…but now I hear about how grammatically incorrect it
is from my 7 year old, so choose wisely!
Trace the mirror image of your letter on the Wonder Under and cut it out.
Now place your initial onto the back side of your fabric. I traced the initial onto my fabric, but this was an unnecessary step, so please ignore the traced lines.
So you should have your letter with the bumpy side of the Wonder Under touching the backside of the fabric, like so:
Iron the letter onto the fabric for about 30 seconds or
until the fabric adheres to the WonderUnder
Cut out your fabric so that you have an initial with fabric on one side and the paper of the Wonder Under on the other side, like so:
Now set that initial aside while we work on the backing.
First things first- cut your fabric about 1 inch bigger on each side from the cardboard your frame comes with.
If your frame doesn’t have any cardboard (as mine didn’t) use
a cereal box cut to the size of the back of your frame.
Use a good amount of glue around each side of the cardboard
and fold the fabric over on top of the glue
Now, pickup that cute inital you have cut out and peel the waxy backing off of it.
Place your initial right side up on top of your fabric covered cardboard right side up and iron it for 30 seconds or until the initial adheres to the cardboard.
Frame it and display it and you are D.O.N.E.!!!
Easy and simple, just the way I like it!
about Steph of somewhat simple: I am just your average stay at home mom who loves to create in any spare time I find! I am married to my best friend and together we are raising 3 sweet kids. They keep us busy but make life fun! We are Orange County transplants who have been living in Phoenix for the past 4 years and we love it here!
baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-ispired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.