DIY: How to Make a Crayon Monogram

How adorable is this crayon monogram? Perfect to gift to a special teacher but also a really fun idea for a nursery, child’s room or play room.

It’s a very simple DIY project.

Print your letter out on a scrap piece of paper.
Arrange crayons over letter.
Cut crayons individually to length using a sharp knife and cutting board.*
Glue crayon pieces together using a glue gun.
Then glue the crayon letter to a nice piece of stiff paper.
Frame.

*diy tip: When you’re making the straight cuts it helps to roll the crayon under your knife to score it all the way around, then it just snaps in the center leaving a cleaner cut. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with the slanted cuts.

Is this project something you’ll be trying? Leave a comment and let me know =)

image source – pinterest from Nesting Sticks
{Big thanks to Ashley from Nesting Sticks for sharing her DIY on pinterest and allowing me to share it here}

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Painted Rugs {Do-it-Yourself}

Rugs, rugs, rugs.

They can make a room, you know!

But have you shopped around for a rug lately?

Hello?! At least $199 for a 5’x7′ plain {no print/pattern} rug.

Check out these easy-peasy tutorials to turn an inexpensive rug into a one of a kind beauty with a stencil and some paint.

The chevron painted rug tutorial {top} comes from House of Smiths. An inexpensive IKEA flat woven rug gets a makeover just in time for Spring with paint and vinyl chevron stencils.

The Moroccan pattern rug {bottom} was a project by a grad student living in Spain from A Little Bit of Everything. Another inexpensive {and plain} Ikea rug transformed into a stunning focal point with a little creativity and some paint.

‘Til tomorrow!

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DIY: How to make Giant Paper Poppy Flowers

I’m a firm believer that EVERY room should have fresh flowers.

Due to allergies, it’s not suggested that fresh flowers be placed in a newborn’s nursery. But you can still brighten up the space with these giant paper poppy flowers.

Details and template to make these yourself are available at marthstewart.com.

{image source: marthastewart.com}

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DIY: How to make a pretty garland

For a party or a nursery, I love garlands!

And as I plan for the redesign of my daughter’s nursery, I can’t seem to think about anything else BUT garlands.

I want them…

Garlands are a fun and easy project to dive into for a girl or boy’s nursery.

Just customize with your fabrics choices.

This lovely tutorial featured on the purl bee makes garland making look like a piece of cake!

See you tomorrow!

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DIY: How to make a window cornice

My new friend Erin from Domestic Adventure is on a quest for life, love and the pursuit of domestic happiness. And now that she’s expecting her first born, she’s been tackling some nursery projects.

Erin shared her cornice-making adventure on her blog and the end result is spectacular!

She used this easy tutorial to give her nursery windows a treatment with a cornice.

Over 75 Themes! With so many themes, how do you choose which design is perfect for you?

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DIY: How to make decorative pom poms

I love pom poms.

I’d hang them in every room in my house if I could.

They’re the perfect hanging decor for a nursery or for a baby shower. They’re light weight and inexpensive and will make you think happy thoughts whenever you see them.

Image sources: OnceWed (top) and the MomTog diaries (bottom)

But making your own pom poms is probably easier than finding ones the PERFECT color and size to meet your needs.

If you want to make your pom poms out of fabric, check out OnceWed.

If you prefer tissue paper pom poms, Imperfectly Beautiful is where you need to go.

And PLEASE email me pictures of your handmade pom poms! I’d love to post them on the site :)

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