An Easy Nursery DIY

Yesterday was a successful day in the Ringl house. Since I am now in the ‘waiting’ stage of our new family member, I am trying to keep myself busy and active. One of the projects I have been wanting to accomplish for the nursery was a DIY bedding set. Well, I am flip-floppy on the need for a crib bumper, but with the strorage capabilities under the crib, I was still hoping to get a crib skirt made. Primarily to hide the giant box we’ve got stashed under there.

I was pretty sure this was going to be a time consuming and detailed task, but it turned out to be super easy. Seriously, even if you think you are the worst craft or project person, you could complete this with hardly any effort!

This is what the crib looked like yesterday morning. You can definitely see the box stashed under there.

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Remember this fabric from a post I did about 2 months ago…

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A simple online search resulted in a 40% off JoAnns coupon, so the fun fabric quickly joined our humble abode.

Next, with the help of my mom, some awesome sticky back velcro attachments, and no-sew heat-n-bond, we went to work.

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We laid the fabric out and cut the 4 pieces we needed. With the simple help of an iron we went to town.

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We did one side at a time, just to make sure we had the measurements correct.  The sticky adhesive also makes it crazy easy to change out the skirt, if I ever desire too (which I won’t, because I LOVE the fabric)!!

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See how awesome it looks!!  It’s so light and soft. Follows right in line with my whimsical woodlands theme I was going for.

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Now, for a “dramatic” before and after.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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While we were originally going to sew the skirt from some online tutorials I found, we went the ‘quick and easy’ route. We finished our first-ever crib skirt project in about half-an-hour! It was amazingly easy, and ridiculously satisfying.

It may seem silly, but I feel like it really gives the room a completed feel. Plus, we did it all for under $15, which is one-thousand times better than the $160 price tag for the bedding set I was originally looking at.

Just another successful DIY project that shows how much $$ you can save with a simple online tutorial, and a little elbow work.

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6 Thoughts on “An Easy Nursery DIY

  1. that looks awesome! you’re going to have to help me in the future when we’re having kids. i know you say it’s easy, but I think i’ll require the DIY queen to assist me – just in case!

  2. lindsey fannin on March 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm said:

    i LOVE it! it really does make a difference. great job!

  3. Manifico!! We did a great job together! ; ) Ya know, I have a vision of doing the same thing with a bumper pad. Do you think it’s possible? You do have a sewing machine if the bonding tape isn’t enough. Maybe? The skirt was easy and it is fun to see the awesome results. Teamwork rocks. Love ya

  4. Mary Granger on March 3, 2011 at 11:41 am said:

    Love it!

  5. I was just looking at some of your nursery projects – love the bed skirt AND how easy it is! Definitely putting this on the list..

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