For a couple years now, I have been wanting to make Aeris some clouds for her room. There are many sewn and stuffed versions with hanging raindrops and I almost went that route. Maybe the idea stemmed from looking at bedroom ideas with luxurious, tufted headboards, but I decided that was the way to go with these clouds.
The construction was pretty straight forward. I cut up a box that I had in the recycling and drew two cloud shapes on. I cut some quilt batting the same size as the cloud template a felt cloud a couple of inches bigger. After making one, I decided to add some stuffing behind the batting to make it a bit more full. The only really important part is to remember to clip the curves of the clouds so that they bend nicely around the board.
I attached the felt to the board with hot glue, pulling from opposite directions. (This method is similar to one you would use when wrapping a canvas or upholstering a chair cushion.) After you make the clouds, you can tuft them! I used two cuts of embroidery thread, so a total of 12 individual strands. I use a large yarn needle and went through the back twice, tying a knot on the front side. And that's it!
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