We went to a 4th birthday party last week for two little girls and I wanted to make some presents for them that were personalised, pastel-coloured and pretty. So I came up with these easy Cardboard Name Mobiles!
All you’ll need for your Name Mobile is some cardboard (I used the side of a box), scissors and a serrated knife, good sticky tape, string and some nice paint colours.
It really is easy. Firstly I printed out the letters in the font I wanted on my computer. From memory I think I made the text size about 450.
Then I cut out the template, traced it on to the cardboard, and cut each letter out of the cardboard using a serrated knife (it’s quicker and easier to manipulate around corners using a knife rather than scissors).
Then it’s just a matter of painting each letter and sticking the string to the back of them using some good sticky tape.
Just be sure to get the spacing of the letters right so that the name ‘flows’ and is easy to read once it’s hung up on the wall.
This project came about after I was trying to think of something different to make as a present for a new baby. I love the wooden letters that you can buy as the first letter of the child's name... so I thought that something that was also soft that they could play with would be good.
The letters are designed to sit as a cushion on the child's bed on in their cot. In my case, I made these two letters for a friend who had twin girls, Arabella and Julia.
First I roughly drew my alphabet letters on a piece of baking paper.
Then I pinned them on to the material. I used different pieces of material for each side of the letter.
Then I had to work out a way to do the middle of the A, as the letter of course has to be stuffed with filler. I ended up ironing in all the seams of both letters, and then pinning them together and sewing them that way.
And I'm sure the little girls are going to enjoy bashing eachother over the head with their letters once they're up to pillow fights!
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