Sunday, 31 July 2011

You've got mail

I am hooked on felt crafts right now.  I can't tell you about some because they are Christmas presents (shh...).  I can tell you about the adorable set of letters I made for the boys.  I thought of it because I just notced the mail slot in our playhouse (We've had it over 3 years).

I made TJ some letters with regular envelopes but they were destroyed in a few minutes.  I love to use more natural materials and homemade toys are much more meaningful.  The "letters" inside were made of stiff felt with pictures made of regular felt, beads and such glued on.  The envelopes are just a simple rectangle folded in thirds and sewn up the sides (leave some length for the flap).  I made one end of the rectangle into the flap and glued some velcro dots for closures.

Felt letters for the envelopes

Felt envelopes with velcro to change the name and stamp

Felt envelopes with changeable names and stamps

Found my old classroom mailbox in my teacher stuff
TJ has been playing mail a lot, but somehow we lost his letter in the house.  I think he put it somewhere for safe keeping and can't remember where it is.  I guess I'll be making another one soon.

For more ideas check out the felt-o-rama blog.  There are tones of free patterns on the left side of the screen.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Meaghan

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The best advice I can give you about blogging is be yourself and from what I can see you are, so keep up the good work. If you want to boost traffic and readers you need to visit and comment on others blogs and people will most likely return the favor. Also remember that you are doing this for you and while its nice to have positive feedback you need to enjoy the process and have fun with it.

    That felt letter idea is really fun. We saved up some empty Gerber Puffs plastic bottles and made bowling pins and used a medium sized rubber ball (approx. 4" diameter) for knocking them down. Boys love to knock things down!

    Sydney aka Charming's Mama
    http://www.thecharmingtyrant.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love working with felt too! I bought this book and made felt veggies and a grocery sack for the boys. It took me for.ev.er to finish but they're so cute and the boys really love them!

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  3. visiting from the boy mom blog hop!! I love doing crafty little kid crafts like this too! what a great idea!! off to look around some more! ;)

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