Sometimes patterns are really easy to trace and sometimes, not so much. I made a tracing light box to make this part of making flannelboards easier.
- a box (large enough to fit a lamp inside)
- a sheet of glass (I used one from an old picture frame)
- duct tape
- box cutter
- lamp with the shade removed
I was lucky to have a box that already had a side cut out and a seamless bottom. Depending on your box, you may have to turn your box on its side so you can use a seamless side to place your glass on and enter the lamp from the open top.
Cut a hole in the top slightly smaller than your piece of glass. Place the glass on top of the hole.
Tape the glass down. With duct tape, of course.
Put the lamp inside the box.
Turn on the lamp and lay your pattern and what you are going to trace it onto down on the glass. It’s clear as can be! The train patterns are from Melissa, the template queen, at Mel’s Desk.
Finding Flannel Friday
Today’s Flannel Friday host is LibraryQuine at Loons and Quines. You can also find past and future roundups at So Tomorrow. For a visual round-up of all postings, check out Flannel Friday on Pinterest.