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DIY: ‘YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE’ FRAME

‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey” This song always brings back childhood memories. This cute DIY project will also bring back those memories and is the perfect piece of artwork for any babies nursery or toddlers room, plus its easy to make.

What you need:

- Felt pieces (different colours)

- Large Frame (we bought ours from Ikea)

- Scissors

- Iron On Transfer Paper

- Iron and Ironing board or flat surface

- Printer

- Pencil

- White background fabric but you can use a colour of your choice

- Masking Tape

 

Method:

1. Using your computer and printer, choose the font you are wanting to use and print the wording onto paper. (We used a large frame so our letters were quiet large, roughly 7cm in height). Once ‘you are my sunshine’ wording has been printed, work out what colour felt each letter will be.

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2. Using Iron on Transfer Paper, a pencil, ‘you are my sunshine” wording and a window, trace the letters onto the Iron on transfer paper. I found it easiest to trace all the letters in the same colour onto one piece of Iron on transfer paper so it can be ironed straight onto the one colour of felt.

NOTE: Make sure you trace the letters the reverse way onto the iron on transfer paper otherwise they will be back to front once you iron onto the felt.

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3. Iron the Iron on Transfer paper onto the felt using your hot iron. Once this has been completed start cutting the letters out.

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4. Once all the letters have been cut out (making sure they are all the correct way), cut the white background fabric to the size of the frame.

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5. Peel the back of the Iron on transfer paper from the felt letters and lay into place on the white background fabric. You may need to use a ruler to get the letters sitting straight. Once the letters are in place, place a cloth on top of letters (to protect the felt) and iron them on. You may need to go over with iron a few times to make sure the letters are secure.

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6. Place the fabric into the frame, making sure it it straight. Once you are happy with the way it is sitting place the back of the frame on and masking tape any loose fabric down.

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