When it comes to craft supplies, I'm a hoarder. I have an insane amount of scraps that I just can't bear to throw away. I even collect scraps that other people are willing to donate to me! I love when I don't have to buy a single thing for a craft... I can just put it together with what I already have on hand. (Not gonna lie... Mr. Oopsey Daisy is a huge fan of these kinds of crafts too!)
Lucky for me, I organize my scraps by color... which worked out perfectly for this project!
Today, I want to show you my scrappy Color Book.
As I considered what to do with my many scraps, I immediately remembered Everyday Celebrations' color book. It had been on my to-do list for a few years now, so this was the ideal opportunity for me to create my own scrappy color book! Little Man is learning about colors right now, so the timing was perfect.
I not only raided my stash of fabric scraps... I also threw in some ricrac and ribbon, too! I searched high and low for scraps of all different sizes and textures.
I'm a dork, I know. But one of my favorite things is to organize by color.
Seeing my rainbow of scraps really makes me happy!
Last year, I made 2 gigantic quiet books. I used the leftover muslin to make the pages for this book.
I arranged a page of scraps for each color, careful to leave a good inch around the edges for seams. I adore ricrac, so I included it on every page. I used different shades of fabric, and even used a bit of burlap on this page for texture.
I cut the words out of fabric scraps using my Cricut. Because the letters need some stiffness in order to be cut, I applied Heat 'N Bond before cutting them on the Cricut. Once cut, they are all ready to be ironed on!
This is a scrap book, after all! (I still consider myself a sewing novice, so scrappy projects are perfect for me!)
The entire project only took a couple of hours, and I LOVE how it turned out! It's a rainbow of scraps!
Here are just a few of my favorite pages:
As for Little Man, this project was a definite success!
He loves to name the colors on each page and feel the different fabric textures.
And another quiet book I can toss into our church bag for instant entertainment!
Have a happy week, friends!!