DIY Felt Tray Tutorial
ScanNCut Specialist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates a one-of-a-kind felt box using a fun project from CanvasWorkspace and her ScanNCut.
I was looking for a project to create using a small (about 12x12) piece of hand printed fabric I had. I couldn't figure out what it was big enough for. And then I found a cute FREE project on CanvasWorkspace:
I figured that I could make mine out of fabric instead of felt and it would jut be a little bit floppier. No biggie. I followed the instructions in the pdf for using my ScanNCut to cut out the pattern and assemble the tray and I love how it turned out!
I used some hand painted fabric on the inside as well as now I have this tray that feels 100% me! In fact, I filled it with napkins and put it on the table that I painted, next to a plant pot that I made in pottery class...kind of a Julie-style overload!
I love it!
Some things I might try with my next tray (and there will be a next one because this was such a quick and easy project):
- Adding stabilizer between the layers to make it even more rigid.
- One side as fabric and one side as felt (or cork fabric).
- Making it out of paper.
- Adding decorative stitching to the edges.
Cutting fabric with your ScanNCut is easy! I used a mat with a High Tack Fabric Support Sheet and placed by fabric pattern-side down against the mat – fusible side up. I also used a blade dedicated to cutting fabric.
I hope you’ll give this project a try!