I'd thought about making a pillow, but couldn't find the right fabric. I was looking around on the internets and found a pillow made with a vintage Christmas card. Someone had printed out a copy of a card onto iron on transfer paper, ironed it to fabric and sewed that fabric to another and created a pillow. Very cute, but a pillow is a pretty large thing to throw in the mail.
Then I thought, "Why couldn't I iron the image to wood?"
Turns out you can! I printed my image, then cut my wood just a bit larger. I painted it with leftover white chalk paint I'd made for my craft room hutch. I set the iron to hot/dry.
It took a few minutes, then I let it cool completely.
I may have peeked a few times before it was cool.
It didn't stick completely (Maybe because I painted the wood?), but in the end, I think it turned out pretty good. (even though I had to rewrite a couple of the words) I sanded the edges a bit and put a bit of light stain on it before a final clear coat.
I hope my swap partner likes it! (If not, my daughter said she'd take it!)
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