Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Nursery Craft

So the nursery is finally starting to come together! For a while there, I wasn't sure if we were even going to have a nursery to bring itty bitty home to, but things work out the way they're supposed to and we got ourselves into a house with a few weeks to spare!

To fulfill one of my July goals, I got busy this week on my first (of many) nursery crafts to make the room as special as possible for our little girl! This craft came together in no time and was incredibly easy! I LOVE the way it turned out!

Above the crib, there was a giant blank wall that I knew I wanted to fill with either itty bitty's name or initials and a little extra decoration. While at Hobby Lobby last weekend, I browsed the fabric department and picked out three fabrics that I thought complemented the bedding in the nursery and would bring some color to the gray walls. Using those three fabrics, I created a Fabric Strip Banner to hang above the crib!

Here's what you need:

  • 1/2 yard of however many fabrics you choose. Again, I chose three so I had three 1/2 yard pieces of fabric 
  • Thick jute or string 
  • scissors 
I began by cutting 1/4 slits into the side of the fabric about an inch or so apart. It doesn't have to be exact. In fact, the beauty in this project is in it's imperfections. After I cut the slits into the side of the fabric, I ripped along each slit to make strips. Ripping instead of cutting allows the edges of the fabric to become frayed, giving it a more rustic feel.

Once the strips had been cut for each fabric, I began tying them onto the jute. To do this, I folded the strip in half, creating a loop in the middle and pulling the two ends through around the jute. The strips looked like this:

Alternating fabrics, I kept going until I had reached the desired length for my banner. That's it. How easy is that?!?

Ryan and I hung the banner above the crib yesterday evening and I LOVE IT! Now all I need is to figure out which type of letters I want above it for her name!

Just for fun....here's a sneak peak of the nursery! A full blog post will be up on the nursery as soon as I finish hanging the last few things in her room!

1 comment :

  1. Cute! Look at you getting crafty. So soon and she'll be here!