Posts Tagged ‘fabric painting’

Hump day crafts: Go team!

September 15, 2010

Thing 1 played her first outdoor soccer game last weekend. It probably shouldn’t be that big of a deal, since she’s played a number of sessions in indoor soccer, but it’s still exciting. New coach, new teammates, practices with just them. Plus, she’s the best player on the team (of course!). Go T1!

The girls named their team Great Geckos, in part since their home jerseys are green. Their coach arranged for these cute bucket seats (I think they bought them at Lowe’s and her sister-in-law made the cushions). They were nice, but needed a little bling. So the trusty ol’ Cricut was called into service.

It came home like this: Soccer seat bucket 

And went to the first game like this: Great Geckos bucket

But wait, there’s more! I used the negative space to paint some fabric for a flag, so my son could entertain himself at the games cheering them on. No finished pics, but here’s one in progress: Great Geckos painted flag

Yes, that’s glitter. I figure geckos could use a little bling. I painted this on a piece of sheet (twin size!) leftover from an old project. The stencil (and above decals) were from white contact paper. I used Tulip Soft fabric paint plus a black fabric marker to outline the words. I sewed a channel to slide onto a bamboo stake and used rubber bands to secure. I’d tell you everyone loved it at the game, but we forgot it at home. Oh well. There’s always the next 9 weeks.

I used 3 Cricut cartridges: Life’s a Beach, Sports Mania and Cuttin’ Up in Cricut Design Studio.

Happy crafting!