Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Iron Craft 11: Alphabet Soup

This week's Iron Craft Challenge was:

Typography has been as craft or art has been very popular for awhile now, those Keep Calm posters are the perfect example. This week we’d like you to play with letters and words. How can you make them fit into your crafts? (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I got a little glimpse of Kat's project on the Just Crafty Enough website this morning as I was writing this post and all I gotta say is "Great minds think alike!"


I thought about typography around the house.  I didn't really want to make anything to frame because, #1: Framing is expensive #2: We already have stuff hung up on the walls and I haven't decided what else I'd like to put up to match.

But the idea of "Welcome" is something that every house needs.  And I didn't want a welcome mat at the front door.  The kids trample anything near there and the elm trees have been shedding tiny seeds everywhere. We need a sturdy carpet at the front door to catch all of those little buggers as they enter the house on the bottom of our shoes.

A wreath is fine and dandy as well.  In fact I've had one wreath or another up on our door since shortly after we moved in.  For something different though, I thought mini "welcome" bunting. :D

An added bonus: I made the mini flags out of scrap fabric so I got rid of some of my huge stack.  Yay!

All the typography was cut from felt.  I didn't go for a specific look other than "I winged it" if that's a look? hehehe.  I cut all the letters our free hand and glued them into place on the bunting flags. 

What do you think?

If you would like to see what all the other Iron Crafters came up with this week, check out the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

I thought the same thing when I saw your post about great minds. I think bunting just adds a festive touch to everyday.