I finally finished my cute cloud project – it’s a little wall hanging memo board!
Here’s what I did, if you ever want to make one. Just to remind you, I got my wooden shapes from this shop here.
First I laid my shapes out how I wanted them, then I drilled holes in both the cloud and the raindrops with the tiniest drill bit I could find. Well it wasn’t actually the smallest one in the box, I couldn’t get that one out… I used an electric screwdriver instead of a big drill, I was worried about breaking the wood – it’s only about 6mm thick. Anyhow, it worked really well.
Then I painted blackboard paint onto the cloud, being extra careful around the edges. I did 3 coats in all.
For the raindrops I chose the fabrics I wanted then cut out a piece slightly larger than each drop. I coated the front of the wooden shape with mod-podge (PVA would do it as well I would think, maybe slightly watered down) and also the back of the fabric, then laid the fabric onto the shape, sticky sides together. I smoothed them down then put a layer of mod-lodge on top too. Once they were dry I trimmed the overhanging edges down carefully with scissors and poked the hole through with a pin.
When the cloud was dry I painted the edges of the cloud with pink paint just for a little zing of extra colour.
To assemble the hanging I put gold thread through the holes in the cloud and through each droplet, then tied them when I’d chosen the length I wanted.
I made 2 more drill holes in the top of the cloud and put some twine through to hang it by – I put the twine through from back to front and made a knot in the end. That way the knots became a feature.
Hey presto, a cute cloud memo board! Think I might need some new chalk though…