If you happen to have a bundle of joy on the way, then this is time for you to be crafty and creative. There ARE numerous projects you can do from cutting, sewing and pasting to create ceiling hung clouds or wall mounted canvases and a lot more. Below are five of some of the projects you can undertake for your baby.
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The most beautiful way to decorate your nursery is the first thing our list. It is by far the most personal and educative attempt to follow and something that no parent can overlook. It revolves around great means of expression such as drawing, coloring and doodling, activities that numerous studies have previously confirmed they have a huge impact on the child`s development. These endeavors greatly enhance the social, cognitive and physical development of the child, nourishing his creativity in the process thus making the decorating through doodles great seeds for the little one`s interest.
Frame your doodles while awaiting your child or simply wait him to get creative and frame his work, art ought to be present regardless and these simply activities should be encouraged as much as possible.
Nursery pom poms
Nowadays, tissue pom poms are a great addition to a nursery. The best thing about them is that you can purchase an assortment of different colors to make the nursery as colorful as you like. All you will need to use are the tissue papers, floral wire and fishing line. You can also easily create fabric pom poms if you would like to have a more lasting version.
Suspender curtains can be really cute in a nursery and the best part is that they are extremely easy to make. What you will need to make them is some fabric, fusible bonding web, scissors, iron, the overall buckles, hot glue gun, canvas strips, two buttons, curtain tension rod, needle and thread.
How to make
You should begin with measuring the height and width of the window then add about 4” to the width and 6” to height on the fabric and cut.
Fold the sides and button in one inch then use the fusible bonding web for hemming.
You will make the curtain rod pocket if you fold the top down 5” then secure with a bonding web.
Lay the curtain on a flat surface to be able to determine how high you will draw the shade. Place the buttons at the front with the straps behind the fabric then fold them over the front. Then cut the straps to suit the panel.
After that, insert the straps into the overall buckle securing it with hot glue and repeat.
Then sew the button in front of the curtain panel and sew the end of the strap directly behind it. Repeat.
DIY drawer pulls
You can purchase vintage yo-yo’s on sites like eBay and turn them into cute drawer pulls. To make the pulls, what you will need is the wooden yo-yos, drill, pliers, hanger bolts size depending on drawer panel thickness, nut:
How to make it
Pre drill a hole just a little bit smaller than the hanger bolt into the back center of the yo-yo.
Twist the hanger bolt in the hole using pliers.
Insert the bolt into the hole in the drawer then fasten it with the nut tightly.
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This is also quite easy to make as you watch a movie on a lazy Sunday and what you will need are a small hole punch, 2” circle punch, nine pieces of 12”x12” card stock, 8mm jump rings, needle nose pliers, two embroidery hoops 8” and 6”, screw hook, fishing line.
First, cut circles with the 2” punch
Punch holes of 1/8” from top to bottom of the circles then string nine of the circles together using the jump rings. You should punch only one hole for the top and bottom circle.
Hot glue the top circle of each strand to the embroidery hoops.
Make nine more but use the 6” embroidery hoop.
Glue the fishing line to three spots on each hoop then hang from hook.
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