Friday 2 December 2011

Felt name picture - Mia

Felt name in frame - Mia

Most of the things that I make seem to be for Harry at the moment, so I wanted to make something pretty and girly for Mia. I'm also a bit stuck for little Christmas presents for her. I'm still really enjoying crafting with felt at the moment, so I decided to frame her name in felt. I thought that we could put it up in her room or maybe on her door.

Mia name framed in felt

I bought a cheap pack of frames from Ikea, just £1.69 for three. They have thick plastic instead of glass, but that's probably safer for childrens' rooms anyway.

Cheap picture frame from Ikea

Whenever I imagine my felt creations they are always in delicate pastel shades, but most of my felt is bright colours and to be honest I prefer a more vivid look anyway. So I chose purple and pink for the letters. I cut out the smaller letter and sewed it onto a square of the contrasting colour before cutting around the edges. This was easier than cutting out two fiddly shapes. For a template for the letters I chose a font in Word (emboldened Bookman Old Style), enlarged it and then traced it off the screen.

Letters cut from felt

I painted the frame with acrylic paint which covered it nicely in one coat. I am not afraid to mix brights and pastels!

Picture frame painted pink

For the background I used some plain white linen fabric, and I just glued on the letters. I intended them to be in line with each other, but they came out a little larger than I expected. I like how they look misaligned anyway. I was going to embellish it further with buttons, ribbon, sequins, felt flowers etc., but in the end I felt that simple was better. It would be easy enough to add to it if I thought it needed a little extra something.

I liked it so much that I went on to make one for Harry - Felt name picture - Harry. At least both my children have short names so can be easily fitted into the frame!

You might also like my other felt crafts which you can find on my felt crafts page.


  1. That is lovely! What a good idea.

  2. I love those ikea frames - so versatile and the felt is fab!