Tips and How To's

DIY Board for Your Felt Stories

Recently I took a plunge into a whole new thing: designing and making felt board stories. While I still work out the kinks of iron-on transfers on paper, here is a quick guide for making a simple felt board for your flannel board stories.

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It really costs next to nothing – a simple picture frame, double sided tape, and black (or any preferred background color) felt.

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Your first task is to dismantle your frame. We will need only the frame and the backing board. Go ahead and store away the mount and the glazing.

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Lay the backing board onto your piece of felt and use some chalk (or even dry soap) to trace the dimensions.

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Lift your backing and cut along the traced lines.

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Stick some pieces of double sided tape onto your backing board.

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Remove the top part of the tape and slowly and carefully stick the black felt onto the backing board. Pull felt lightly and smooth with your hands to avoid wrinkles.

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Felt may stretch a bit during the process. It that happens, trim the excess.

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Place backing board onto the frame.

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Flip and get ready to play.

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There you have it, a letter sized board for your felt stories. And for even more fun, make a larger one.

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