Quick Tip: Making Templates
After last night’s post, my head is swimming with hundreds of ideas to make crafty fun projects, but I thought I’d share a quick tip to make templates for those fun projects.
If you have ever had to make more than one item from a pattern (whether the pattern is your own or something you found), it gets tedious to trace or cut because you don’t want to damage the pattern, and you often end up with less-than-perfect lines.
The solution? Dollar-store flexible cutting mats. You probably have a few of these translucent cutting boards laying around the house (which are great for chopping things and then bending the mat into a spout to make cooking easy), but grab a few new ones. Then, trace the pattern onto the board (translucency is key here!) and cut with a pair of nice-and-sharp scissors. You now have a much more durable template for your projects, and the cost is minimal.
Happy crafting 🙂 !