I was so excited when I found out that Michaels was going to be carrying fabrics. They’re called Crafty Cuts, precut fabric pieces in a variety of colors and fabric types (cotton, canvas, burlap, faux fur, felt, tulle, and crushed velvet). I was even more excited when they sent me a stack of fabric to play with!!
The fabric they sent me included canvas (zebra and skeleton key print), burlap (large brown fabric, typewriter key fabric), and a felt (small brown fabric piece).
When I saw the zebra print canvas, I knew I wanted to use it to make something for my daughter. She’s a recent tween (I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around that) and is loving all things zebra print right now. What tween doesn’t?
She also loves all things tie-dye, so before I made my project, I did a little Tulip One Step Spray Dye action on it.
I had used Tulip’s One Step tie dye kits before with my daughter’s class at school, but I had never used their spray dye. This stuff is awesome! You just spray the color where you want. Voila! You can get the Tulip One Step Spray Dye kit at Michaels, just a couple of aisles over from their fabric.
The black and white zebra print became this:
Which I then used to make this:
It’s a 16×20 canvas that I’ve wrapped with the zebra print fabric. I sewed angled pockets down one half to hold notes and photos and other keepsakes. I added some zebra print clothespins (also from Michaels) in case she wanted to clip something to the fronts of the pockets. On the other half of the board, a corkboard with sparkle gem tacks lets her display favorite pictures or important messages. The sparkle gem tacks are just scrapbook embellishments hot glued to basic thumb tacks.
Tweens’ taste is a little unpredictable, but I think I hit it spot on with the tie dye zebra print and the angled pockets. She thinks her keepsake board is the coolest!! And it was not difficult at all to make.
Disclosure: Michaels provided fabric and a gift card to pay for extra supplies needed for this project. They made no requirement for a positive review of their fabric or products available from their store. Opinions in this post are entirely mine.