Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Homemade Christmas: Felt Play Mats.

I've made a homemade pact for Christmas this year!
the majority of our gifts will be homemade!
I think it just means so much more! :)

So first up - my little step-brother!
He is 4 and absolutely LOVES cars!!!
So when I saw these play mats all over blogland,
I knew I had to make one for him!

I've seen some GORGEOUS appliqued ones ...
but I did mine the lazy efficient girl's way ---
hot glue and felt! :)

Here are some close-ups!

and since they live in DC ... I even included a mini-white house!
Just in case he wants to drive by and visit the president! :)

The "home" even has a little garage to hold 2 cars!

I think I'm going to add some ribbon ties,
so he can roll it up and take it with him!

Is it perfect? Absolutely Not.
What fun would that be?
But I really think that Alex is going to love it!
I plan on adding a few packs of Matchbox Cars and voila!

I'm also working on a few different versions for my nieces & nephews!



  1. I love this! You did a great job - I'm sure he'll love it!

  2. Adorable! Homemade is best :o)

  3. Very cute placemats!

    I'm coming over from Blog Hop Thursday, now I'm your newest follower.

    Hope you can stop by my blog and return the favor.

    Have a great day!


  4. I am a new follower from the blog hop

  5. new follower! nice to meet ya!
    have a wonderful day!

    love it!

  6. Ah, this is such a cute idea. I love that you used hot glue.

    I'm a new follower from KCT. Check out my blog when you get a chance at

  7. That is darling! I'm thinking about an idea for my 6 month old daughter. I would definitely do mine the efficient way as well. :)

    Passing through from the blog hop and am now your newest follower!

  8. oh I know, I've been loving all the car mats out there! I've got high hopes that I can fit one in somewhere and give it for a gift to someone too!

    Here from TT!

  9. That is too cute! I'm following. Love you blog.

  10. Love this idea! I was just putting together the Xmas list and was looking all over for ideas for my son's friends! This is perfect! They are totally into cars right now and I am right there with you on the hot glue! Quick and easy and it works! Great job lady!!


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