Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Wall Mounted Felt Boards for the Toy Room

I've been working on these mini felt boards for awhile now, and I finally got them up on the toy room wall!  At this point, I can't even remember where I got the idea (let's face it - probably Pinterest).  We have a ton of empty wall space in our toy room, so what better way to fill it than with felt boards.

You can buy these art canvases at the dollar store (or a craft store if you prefer to pay more than double the price for the same thing).  I used 8" x 10" canvases, but you could also do one or two larger sizes. 

I like the idea of using three or four different coloured felt boards.  Regardless of the size, you will need to cut your piece of felt a couple inches larger than your canvas.  You can use hot glue or staples to attach the felt, but I found the staples were a bit easier to work with.  Once you have the right size of felt, place  the canvas over the felt and wrap the felt around(you'll need to stretch it a bit).  Staple the felt onto the wooden frame and trim any excess felt.  Voila!

Our toy room is still in the beginning stages of being 'adorable' - so far we have painted walls and felt boards.  It's okay, though, we've only lived here for 5 1/2 years.
We mounted the felt boards at just the right height for the kids to stand or sit in front of them.  Right now, their favourite felt things are shapes, letters and potato heads - Harrison is also eager to get some 'race cars'.  I'm  thinking of making a couple large boards to interchange with these little guys...our Christmas felt pieces can be a little extravagant!

 Thanks for reading :D

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