November 18, 2012

And baby makes three: A trio of DIY nursery ideas

By ELLEN GIBSON The Associated Press

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Wall trees, a popular design trend for babies’ rooms, become a bit more affordable with scrapbook paper and a little elbow grease.

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Bunting flags are easy to make and provide a colorful punch.

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(From Carrie McBride,


fabric scraps

fabric stiffener

craft store mirror



super glue

• Step 1: When you design a space for a little one, chances are you'll end up with leftover fabric. This project is a great way to use up those scraps. Lay the fabric on pieces of aluminum foil. Brush fabric stiffener onto the material and smooth out bubbles or wrinkles. Let dry completely, then peel off the foil.

• Step 2: Sketch a lion or other animal onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Trace the shapes onto the back of the stiffened fabric. Cut out fabric shapes. The fabric stiffener will prevent the edges from unraveling.

• Step 3: Cut a small scrap of cardboard smaller than the mirror. Punch two holes and tie a string through them. Glue the cardboard onto the back of the mirror. This will allow you to hang the fabric mirror when it's finished.

• Step 4: Cut a large circle inside the lion's mane (or the face of your animal). Line up the mirror in the hole and glue it to the back of the fabric so edges are hidden. Let everything dry completely, then hang.

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I am baby, hear me roar: Fabric frames a nursery mirror, creating a darling lion motif.


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