One of Maia’s long-time friends (from the original toddler art group!) turned five this past weekend, and as a gift Maia and I made her a special pillow.
Maia decorated a piece of muslin with her colorful symbols and designs using Sharpie permanent markers.
There are those spirals and hearts again! She’s also started drawing lots of stars and included musical notes as well.
I had ironed some freezer paper onto the back of the fabric which helped stabilize it and keep the permanent marker off the table (since it’s obviously so pristine, right?!).
I sewed her decorated fabric into a pillow case and added a throw pillow. I want one of these!
We wrapped it up and added one of Maia’s “cards” (a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of construction paper) decorated with sequins.
How do you like our use of colored masking tape? I imagine if I had some Washi tape, this is what I would do with it — use it for decorating packages and gifts and such. But instead we have several colors of masking tape which may be more mundane but works beautifully for gifts just the same (I used a fair amount at Christmas).
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