Remember those cute postcards I made for the kids to use in their new playhouse? Well, I’ve gotten some emails this week asking how we made them so here they are! They are really easy and you don’t even need a sewing machine! The kids absolutely love these, and they have SO much fun checking their mail when the go out to their playhouse every day!
Felt Chalkboard Postcards
- various colors of felt
- foam sheets
- chalkboard paint
- high durability thread, fishing line or dental floss
- chalk or chalk markers
- small amount of velcro
If you have a fairly durable sewing machine you can make these in less than ten minutes, but mine is pretty old so I am going to take you through doing it by hand. Start by painting your foam with a few coats of chalkboard paint and let it dry.
Next, cut it into several 3×5 pieces. Lay each piece on your felt and cut around it leaving 1/4 inch extra on each side. Take a few fabric pins and secure your two pieces together. Now take your thread and pull it through to make a starting point.
Stitch around the edge of your postcard until you meet your starting point. Now stick on a velcro piece in the top right corner (super glue if you need to) and then cut out a stamp sized piece from a different color of felt. Put a velcro piece on one side and stick it on your postcard so you have a removable stamp. You can make all kinds of different shaped stamps if you’d like, and the kids will love using them to personalize their postcards!
Next you can add an address area by gluing on a small piece of chalkboard painted foam sheet, but I found some cute all purpose chalkboard labels at the craft store that I cut down to size and stuck on these.
Grab some chalk and write a cute message.
Guess what? You’ve got mail! Now go send it to your kiddos and watch them have tons of fun! These are great for pretend play, learning, creative play, or even as cool reusable lunchbox notes. The whole thing is hand washable too, so don’t worry if they get dirty! These would be adorable as birthday party invitations, just seal them up in a real envelope first. The possibilities are endless!
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