Reaching For The Clouds
Today was a perfect Melbourne winter day and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. But I decided to add a few to my daughters room after I saw this craft activity in todays Home supplement in The Herald Sun – it’s written by Katie Evans and you can find her blog here.
It’s so simple, all you need is:
- Cardboard (from a box)
- PVA Glue or similar
- Adhesive wall mounts
My daughter’s room is an olive green so I was thinking about what colour would be a great contrast and I thought of these great pillowcases I just got from the op shop this week – a lovely deep orange with a dot paisley pattern.
Firstly you need to draw some clouds on your cardboard. I did some little sketches first…
Trace around the cardboard and cut out the fabric. Then grab your glue (I put a reasonable amount in a plastic container or you can apply it directly) and use your paintbrush to cover the cardboard cloud in glue, being careful to get right to the edges.
Next get your matching fabric cloud piece and carefully lay it onto the cardboard, smoothing it as you go. It’s a bit like when you used to cover your school folders in contact in Year 7!
Once the glue has dried a bit trim the edges where there’s any excess fabric.
Attach the wall adhesives to the back and decorate your wall – lovely!