My big project for Daddy B for Father’s Day is to get some cute photos of Baby G and print them for his desk at work. I’ll be making something similar for the Grandpa’s too… gotta give Baby G’s biggest fans a picture too!
Okay so the first thing I wanted to do these photos is a chalkboard sign. I love going on Pinterest and finding good photos to imitate or steal ideas from. I’ve been loving all the photos that use chalkboard signs with a special note on them. I was going to just buy a wooden framed chalkboard sign like all the other photos use, but I figured I should probably make use of some of the extra chalkboard cloth that I have left from my tablecloth runner that I made for Mother’s Day. I’m not going to get into the steps for making a sign because it’s pretty much the same as the tablecloth runner, except smaller.
|My material laid out.|
|Measured and folded over the material that I’m using for the back. Used paperclips to hold it in place.|
|I finished it by sewing up each short side on the inside, then sewing the two longer sides. I finished it by sewing along the far edge, all the way around. I added ribbon to hold up the sign at first… just added it to the two short ends and sewed over it when I was sewing the outside edges.|
|I ended up snipping the ribbon off though and just using fabric glue to glue it down on the back. I could have seam ripped, but I was lazy. If you decide you want the ribbon to hold the sign, make sure you add something inside the sign to make the sign solid… I didn’t do anything that complex because I didn’t want to have to go to the store (sooo lazy) and I think this sign will work fine as is.|
|This is my final product. I think I’ll be able to drape it across Baby G’s lap (he’ll probably eat it) while taking pictures. This was before I took the ribbon off, of course.|
I have a ton of other ideas for Father’s Day too… which is always difficult for me because I want to do EVERYTHING. I never leave myself a lot of options for the next holiday when I give gifts. Oh well, I’m creative… I will think of something. Look forward to another one or two Father’s Day posts!