My nephew, Peter, loves toy cars. He loves toy cars in all sizes, but the kid has a backpack full of matchbox cars. So when I came across Kimbo's toy car storage idea over at A Girl And A Glue Gun, I knew it was a perfect Christmas gift for him.
Here's how his turned out...
I changed a few things from Kimbo's design, like using a double layer of felt to give the backing a little more stability. And I made more pockets in each row.
Peter also loves the Disney's Cars movies, of course, so I used a Cars themed flannel for the pockets.
I also used a dowel across the top, but used cording instead of ribbon, because I thought it would hold up a little better. You know--Boys will be boys!
And to personalize his car storage, I used a freezer paper stencil to add "Peter's Cars" to the top.
I wouldn't recommend using freezer paper to stencil on felt, as it didn't adhere very well and I had some of the paint seep under the stencil. I may try a vinyl stencil instead.
But the outcome was great, and now his toy cars can be proudly displayed instead of stuffed in a backpack!
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