I’m so so so excited to share in the present day’s DIY with you. I’ve had this concept for some time, and am so completely happy I lastly did it! It was an excellent quantity of labor, however tremendous FUN to do and one of the vital sentimental DIYs I’ve ever made for Nova. Right now, I’ll train you tips on how to make your individual selfmade youngsters’s ebook.
This put up is sponsored by Canon USA. I really like my Pixma iP8720 soooo a lot and have used it day by day for years. I take advantage of it for each large-format tasks and smaller ones the place I can print a number of pictures on one sheet. For this mission, I used iron-on printer paper and printed the identical photograph of Nova again and again. I put 2 pictures per sheet (5×7 inches every).
After I printed all of the pictures, I reduce them out and ironed them on canvas. The most important key to getting good iron-ons is to attend till they’re utterly cooled to tug the paper away.
Word: It’s best to flip a picture earlier than you print it on iron-on paper as it’s going to seem backwards after you iron it on. On this photograph, I didn’t try this and the phrase (solely midway within the photograph) on the door mat seems to be just a little foolish … however I wasn’t too fearful about it since Nova can’t learn but. That mentioned, in case your mission has any phrases or textual content on the picture, you 100% have to flip it earlier than printing.
After that, I reduce out every of the pictures and started the method of hand stitching and glueing enjoyable hairstyles onto every photograph. This was SO a lot enjoyable! I spent about three days on them. There are infinite methods so as to add texture to the pictures.
To customise your individual ebook, you’ll be able to completely make a coiffure ebook like mine, however don’t really feel restricted to that! You possibly can add textured particulars to ANY pictures for a cute toddler-friendly ebook.
Then, I sewed collectively all of the pages so they might be actually safe within the ebook.
Subsequent, I added a back and front cowl utilizing felt and material glue. Final, I added a backbone utilizing a distinct shade felt and material glue. Let it dry utterly earlier than including a second spherical of glue to get it as safe as doable.
I hand stitched the title, which took me round three hours, however I really like the look of it so it was value it. It may very well be performed a lot faster with a machine.
Listed below are the hairstyles contained in the ebook. Nova thinks it’s SO FUNNY and I had a lot enjoyable making it, so it was a win/win. I really like that this selfmade mission will probably be part of her childhood recollections and a memento she will preserve afterward.
So what do you suppose?? Would you make one? I might LOVE to listen to your concepts for personalizing your individual ebook for the toddler in your life! xx – Elsie
Credit//Writer and Images: Elsie Larson. Images edited with A Shade Story Desktop.