Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Cars" Felt Car Mat

My friends little boy turned 2 last week!

When they come over he likes to play with 

He had a "Cars" themed party, so I thought I would
make a Cars themed play mat.

 I got all the felt at Joanns
The green base is 1 yard
 The red trim is 4 inch strips folded in half. 
All the writing is done with fabric paint also 
purchased at Joanns.
Tow Mater is definitely my favorite character so I 
knew he had to be on it.
Here is the inspiration.
 I was not talented enough to make the car inside the cone
but I think you can still get the picture.
 Inspiration
I turned the movie on while making this and 
just watched for inspiration. 
It was fun pausing..rewinding..pausing.. 

More Inspiration
 The flags were a slight challenge for my shaky hands.

I cut out one big piece of black then 
glued on the little white squares.

They are so not even or lined up
but I don't think its super noticeable.

 All the signs I found online were way to hard to do..
But in the movie it has a pretty 
simple sign on the way into town...
So I copied it. 
I tried to have a Piston Cup racing side...
and a Radiator Springs side.

If I were to make another one I would try and think of more things to put on the piston cup side....

Most of the things on the movie were to 
complex to make with felt..
So it is much more simple on the car mat.

Inspiration

 I had the throw in the Cars logo somewhere. 
So its over the "garage" 
 Inspiration
well there you have it!! 

 Here is Maddox at the Party playing with it!! 


What do you think??
IM LINKIN UP HERE 
xoxo

15 comments:

  1. This is so cute!! I'm your newest follower from Funky Polkadot's blog hop. If you get a chance - please checkout my blog: godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  2. How fun fun fun! This is awesome! Stopping by from Someday Crafts.

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  3. I am so doing this! My little boy Caden will be two in a couple weeks. He would love this! I'd love for you to follow me at www.six-cents.com.

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  4. I love this! Great job! I used to play with cars when I was a little girl, and I just followed the pattern on my mom's rug. She's not a crafter. lol I wonder if my daughter will like cars, too... This is a great idea!

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  5. How adorable! My nephew would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. How adorable! I love a car play mat (mainly because my son's keeps him quiet for at least half an hour every day, and he's had it more than a year!). There are so many different ideas out there - I'm tempted to make a Cars one now too!

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  7. This turned out awesome! I bet he loves it! Such a good little boys gift idea.

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  8. Oh this is a great idea! I might have to get creative and make one of these for my son. He loves driving his cars around.

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  9. This is so adorable! Thanks for linking it up to Mommy Solutions! I will be featuring you today (Wednesday) on my Facebook page! Thanks again!

    Crystal

    PS- I hope you can make it to the Ella's Kitchen Twitter party! Organic food option for kiddos! :) http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/10/twitter-party-ellas-kitchen-is-helping-you-createsmiles-with-organic-baby-and-kid-food/.

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  10. Adorable!!! I will be featuring this on Tuesdays with Tori for sure. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  11. This is so cute! I just came across your blog, and I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  12. I just came across your blog, and I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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thanks for putting a smile on my face today with your comment:)