My little guy's birthday is creeping ever closer, and there is still so much left to do. I gotta figure out what cake to bake, some favors to give to the guests, and a gift to sew for him. For that last one I was thinking about "big boy" underwear using some really soft knit fabric I've got in my closet. Any pattern suggestions? Tips? I don't sew with knit very often, so I'm a bit worried about how it will go. I'll just have to decide on a backup in case it goes badly.
My tutorial is all about creating signage to direct guests to the celebration. We're just doing the party at our local park, but some guests have never been there before and I want to make sure they find the right spot. The supplies are pretty simple and the options for design are limitless and open to your imagination. I went with a simple, two-word phrase and three arrows that can point any direction I want. Here's what you'll need.
- Cardboard (I used cereal and cracker boxes)
- Craft paint (acrylic, washable kid paint, etc)
- Large paint brush
- Awl (or other strong pointed tool for poking holes)
- Tapestry needle
- Tape (optional)
Once all your embroidering is done, your signs are ready to lead your guests to the right place. You can display them on steps, pin them to a wall, or use another length of yarn to hang them on a fence post. No matter which way you show them off, your guests will be able to find the way. Unless, of course, a wily toddler decides to flip the arrows around...