I thought I would post a little “tutorial” about how I made my little cloud garland for Beckham’s Room. It’s quite simple and very inexpensive! I just love the little happiness it added above his crib.
Of course, I don’t have EVERYTHING you need pictured. You will need a needle, something to stuff your clouds with, felt and thread (i used embroidery thread). I used stuffing from an “old” pillow we were never going to use for these. You could also use polyfil, kleenex or even toilet paper (i won’t tell).
Step 1 // Trace some fluffy clouds on your felt with a pencil. Your clouds would turn out even more awesome if trace then with a disney princess pencil. You can make the clouds various shapes, or use a stencil and make them all the same.
Step 2 // Cut 2 layers of felt at one time so that each cloud will be the exact same shape. After I cut my clouds, I inverted both cloud shapes to ensure the pencil lining was on the inside of the cloud.
Step 3 // I used a whip stitch to seal the edges. I do not sew, and actually had to google what a whip stitch was. I decided to use blue thread to show you the stitch (i do realize that most ladies know what a whip stitch is, but just in case, I’m saving you a google search). Once I got towards the end of the little pillow I stuffed and then closed up the cloud!
Step 4 // I cut a continuous piece of embroidery floss to stretch how far I wanted on the wall. I threaded each cloud through the back layer of felt towards the top so they would lay flat against the wall. Once I secured the garland to the wall, I moved the clouds to space them the way I wanted.
I just love his dreamy little room! I hope this tutorial helps a little. These would be so cute as a mobile as well. Happy Crafting!