Saturday, August 24, 2013

Plus Sign/ Swiss Cross Stamped Baby Blanket DIY Tutorial

I've been liking the plus sign/ Swiss cross blankets I've seen around the web. But. They are all out of my price range. So I figured out a simple and cheap way to make one for my little one! Here is how...

You will need:
1 Sheet of Craft Foam
Xacto Knife
Hot Glue or Super Glue
Pencil/ Pen
Blanket
Fabric Paint
Sponge Brush/ Paint Brush 
Paint Tray
Freezer Paper or Wax Paper

First, draw your shape onto the craft foam. 
Cut out your shape three times. Also cut out two or three smaller pieces to use as a handle.
Glue your pieces all in a stack, with like pieces together.
Lay your blanket out on freezer paper to protect your work surface.


Using your sponge and paint brushes, put a good thick layer of paint onto your foam stamp.
Place it straight down onto your blanket. Press all over it to be sure the fabric is gathering all the paint.
I used a paintbrush for a ruler to measure and mark where the center of my next stamp should be. 
Once the paint has dried, repeat on the other side of blanket.
You could do all different shape stamps! 
Have fun!

Sylvie

8 comments:

  1. What a great way to make your own stamps, it looks brilliant! I love your sweet cushions too. x

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  2. Thank you Caroline! I actually stamped the clouds too. :) Such fun.

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  3. What a sweet blog you have. I love those little cloud cushions, too! Jut stumbled across you and glad that I did. Holly.x

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  4. Thank you Holly! You made my day! :)

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  5. So awesome! Did you make the face pillow too? I love it!

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  6. Yes, I did make the face pillow too. I love making stuff for my littles! Thank you! :)

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  7. they are a bit pricey, i must say. you did really well, looks fantastic. i wish i was better at diy x

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  8. Thank you Celine! Saving money makes it an even more fun project!!

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