This year getting ready for Ali’s birthday weekend also means getting ready for Easter. I wanted to keep her basket simple with a few books and a couple other things. Ali loves to play with books. She will sit in the floor and flip the pages and babble away. It is so darn cute. So I had the idea of making her a soft book for Easter. I have heard this rumor that you can print on fabric with your home printer and freezer paper. However, me and my printer have a love/hate relationship. I use it all the time but it can be very temperamental. So I had many doubts that my printer would print on fabric. I gave it a try and… IT WORKED! So here is a quick and cute Easter gift DIY.
Last minute DIY Soft Easter Book
2. Design or Download PDF: Create your book in any design software you like… I just picked out a few Bible Verses and some picture. You will need to strategically place your pages so that when you sew the book together they will be in the order you want. I stacked 2 sheets of paper on top of each other and folded them in half. This give me 8 pages (including the front and back ). Then I marked each page number, when you unfold the paper you can see which pages you need to design on the same spread. You can also download a PDF of my design at the end of the post.
4. Prepare for Sewing: I chose to leave the freezer paper on my book because it will be on the inside and make a crinkling noise that Ali will enjoy. You can remove the paper if you want. Match up the front and back of the pages and cut a piece of batting or thick scrap material for padding (I am using a scrap fleece). Face the printed sides towards each other with the felt on the bottom.
Download a PDF of my Easter Book