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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 07:21 AM   1
Brightxeyes
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Creative DIY for baby items and nursery!


Hey girlies!

I have always been quite artistic, and I love decorating and making things! I also want to save on money!

Is anyone else here having a big urge to make lots of cute things for baby or nursery? Whether it's knitting clothing, making bedding, decorative items for the nursery etc, I think it's be a great idea to share your creativity on this thread!



I have painted the babies room already and we've got the basic furniture, but I want to add lots of small things!

The first thing I am working on is a white long frame, and I'm cutting out his name, each letter in different patterns but similar colour to the bedroom, and then sticking it on but with foam pads to make it 3d!

I will post the final thing later!

I'm also really interested in making my own bedding and knitting! Although, I need to learn how to knit!

Here's a couple of photos of Oliver's nursery so far!





Please share nursery photos to share ideas for decor! I am obsessed with looking on Pinterest for ideas on what I could make and it's amazing what things you can make, that are unique and look so wonderful!



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 07:26 AM   2
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Ps. I did re edit the images to be resized via tiny pic to be suitable for forums, please let me know if these are too big, as I don't usually post photos. Let me know and I can re size them again! X



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 07:30 AM   3
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I love the colors on the walls!



 
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I love the colors! I also will be making a bunch of things for the nursery. I'm doing a natical theme. I plan on making a mobile, painting some pictures to hang on the wall, making a sailboat out of driftwood and refinishing a dresser, fabric, and painting nautical flags on wood panels to hang on the wall (if we ever pick a name!)



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 07:49 AM   5
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Thank you babyhopes, I saw something similar in a book and tweaked the colours, I think theirs was more of a cream so I went for more of a baby yellow!

Aw a nautical theme would be lovely! I've seen lots of that kind of thing on Pinterest! I bet a net with teddies would look cute with that x



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 07:53 AM   6
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Love your nursery!
I sew and knit, and plan on making all my bedding and textiles. I already have a quilt top, that I just need to quilt this weekend.
The quilt (from the project page) is what I have. I'll share the final picture next week hopefully when I finish. I'm a copycat so colors are the same

I also knit and plan on making a few blankets for the stroller, my first knitting project will be a stuffed bear though I have my eye on a few sweaters as well.

I'm not sure we'll be painting the walls, but I've started a nursery board on pinterest. I saw a super cute room with coral colored borders, I might do something like that.
We have a daybed in the nursery-to-be which we won't be removing, and I plan on packing it with colorful pillows and quilts.
I really need to start thinking about this!

I love seeing others ideas!





 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 10:14 AM   7
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I'll definitely be stalking this thread! I'm so into making things and love looking at different ideas! Problem is I never have any of my own haha!
We're don't have a nursery at the moment, to little one will have to be in our room until she's bigger and then move into the second bedroom with my son, so I can't go all out on cute little nursery bits, which I'm so disappointed about! But I'm still looking for cute little things that I can make for her
I made a patchwork quilt for my DS made out of all his old favourite clothes which he loves, and I love as it's such a trip down memory lane. There's a story behind each one of the squares, and its fairly big!



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 10:17 AM   8
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I love the colors! I also will be making a bunch of things for the nursery. I'm doing a natical theme. I plan on making a mobile, painting some pictures to hang on the wall, making a sailboat out of driftwood and refinishing a dresser, fabric, and painting nautical flags on wood panels to hang on the wall (if we ever pick a name!)
Hi GeralynB

I love the Nautical idea! I've been researching into this as i wanted to buy 3D letters that hang on the wall but i just can't find any. have you come across any at all?



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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 10:36 AM   9
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I love the colors! I also will be making a bunch of things for the nursery. I'm doing a natical theme. I plan on making a mobile, painting some pictures to hang on the wall, making a sailboat out of driftwood and refinishing a dresser, fabric, and painting nautical flags on wood panels to hang on the wall (if we ever pick a name!)
Hi GeralynB

I love the Nautical idea! I've been researching into this as i wanted to buy 3D letters that hang on the wall but i just can't find any. have you come across any at all?
I did see some on pinterest but I think they were handmade



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 10:46 AM   10
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Theme for our nursery is jungle. Still don't know sex sp have yet to paint. I've been drawing and painting animals on canvas to put on the wall. The fabric 3d name letters sounds fun. Might have to steal the idea



 
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