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Project

Felt Ink Blotter

Introduction

When addressing envelopes or writing notes with an old-fashioned ink pen, use a blotter to rest the pen and absorb drips. This felt version is simple to make.

Materials

  • Pinking shears
  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Button

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Use pinking shears to cut felt (dark colors hide ink best) into four graduated circles, ranging from 1 3/4 inches to 3 3/4 inches in diameter; stack with the smallest on top, and sew them together with a button in the center.

  2. Step 2

    Stack with the smallest on top, and sew them together with a button in the center.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings

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Reviews (4)

  • Munchkinsmama 3 Jan, 2012

    This sounded like a wonderful idea! However, after spending an afternoon making one - I found that the fibers from the felt came off onto the pen nibs (I tried several nibs, thinking that was the problem). After constantly removing the fibers by hand I resorted to tweezers to remove fibers from the nib. The fibers had left ink trails, so I had to scrap this idea and purchase more paper and start all over. Very disappointing project!

  • Munchkinsmama 3 Jan, 2012

    This sounded like a wonderful idea! However, after spending an afternoon making one - I found that the fibers from the felt came off onto the pen nibs (I tried several nibs, thinking that was the problem). After constantly removing the fibers by hand I resorted to tweezers to remove fibers from the nib. The fibers had left ink trails, so I had to scrap this idea and purchase more paper and start all over. Very disappointing project!

  • Munchkinsmama 3 Jan, 2012

    This sounded like a wonderful idea! However, after spending an afternoon making one - I found that the fibers from the felt came off onto the pen nibs (I tried several nibs, thinking that was the problem). After constantly removing the fibers by hand I resorted to tweezers to remove fibers from the nib. The fibers had left ink trails, so I had to scrap this idea and purchase more paper and start all over. Very disappointing project!

  • Munchkinsmama 3 Jan, 2012

    This sounded like a wonderful idea! However, after spending an afternoon making one - I found that the fibers from the felt came off onto the pen nibs (I tried several nibs, thinking that was the problem). After constantly removing the fibers by hand I resorted to tweezers to remove fibers from the nib. The fibers had left ink trails, so I had to scrap this idea and purchase more paper and start all over. Very disappointing project!