Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: 1 fabric, 3 decorations

My 5 year old has been asking for a Spiderman room, so lately I have been focusing on his (and his brother's) rooms and decorating them. I found this fabric at Walmart and decided to do lots with it.

First I made a little board for his art. I made it because I really get sick of it being on the fridge!!
This is how I made it:
1) I got a board and covered it with the fabric. I stapled the fabric to the back
2) Using mod podge, I put on the letters onto the fabric and then I did a coat over the whole thing.
3) I spray painted the clothes pins red and then glued them to the fabric. I used a lot of glue because it has to stand up to kids....

4) I stapled ribbon to the back and then hung it up

I made a few other things with the fabric

I made curtains! I am an amateur when it comes to sewing. I don't even own a sewing machine, I had to borrow one from a friend. Luckily in the picture you can't tell how crooked the lines are :)
I used 1 1/2" ribbon for the loops and then spray painted some big buttons black and hand stitched them on
I also used some 7/8" ribbon on the bottom for some added cuteness. Or as my 5 year old would say, "coolness"
I then took the fabric and put it on the light switch plate. I just used mod podge and put it on. The best part, I can take these with me if we move and just replace them because they only cost $.20!
I absolutely love making things for my boys! They get so excited when I make them something, it just makes it all worth it! I'm almost finished with his room! Now I just need to figure out the comforter, if I'm going to make one or just buy one... decisions, decisions.

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32 comments:

Sarah said...

What little boy wouldn't love those things you made?!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are great! I bet your liittle guy loves them. I really like the material!

the thrifty ba said...

im right there with you! girls would bemore fun-but when you come up with something awesome for a boy-you feel ike you can do anything!

Creations By Cindy said...

You are so talented! Thanks for sharing. Be blessed. Cindy

The Fischer Family said...

So cute Kaysi! Don't you love tab curtains. Mom made some for the boys room and I love them! Great job!

Alison said...

WOW, Kaysi, these are fabulous!! I bet your son is lovin' all this Spiderman action!!

Misty said...

So cute, Kaysi!! I love the curtains!!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

Melissa said...

I particularly like the light switch plate...

TheSmithHotel said...

Great way to add a custom look!

Jody

Pat Harris said...

Spiderman!!! My grandson would love that. It is harder to make things for the boys, you did good. thanks for visiting junkblossoms. We love company, drop by again when you can. Blessings, Pat

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

LOVE the curtains! I need to make some butterfly curtains for my babys room - you inspired me! Enjoy reading your blog - signed up to follow you! :)

Kelee said...

Cute ideas! Very resourceful! Good job!

love, kelee at www.katillacshack.com

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LuckyStarErin said...

Those are some great ideas! My son wants Super Mario Bros. everything right now...I wonder if they have fabric??
Thanks for linking at LSL:)

Lanie Ree said...

Wow, these all look so good! Perfect for a little boy. Nice job!

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

FrouFrouBritches said...

My nephew would love that too. So cute! Great job!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

My boy would LOVE you! ;) We are going to be redoing his room soon and I have a feeling he is going to request spiderman! Those curtains are fantastic and I love, love, love the art board.

THanks for linking up today. I always love your ideas!

Kim

Christy said...

What a great idea! I don't have any boys at my house, but I could do this with girly fabric! I especially like the lighswitch plate.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

I'm featuring you :) Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like and thanks for sharing your great projects!
-Jill

Lee said...

Thanks for stopping by the link up on Monday. My son would love you. He's obsessed with Spiderman, but I've been holding off on decorating his room. I dare not show him this post or he'd ask to come live with you. :-)

Lee said...

Thanks for stopping by the link up on Monday. My son would love you. He's obsessed with Spiderman, but I've been holding off on decorating his room. I dare not show him this post or he'd ask to come live with you. :-)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

What a lucky boy! I think everything turned out great! I love the curtains.

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Lori said...

These turned out great.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking up!! This turned out great.
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Katie said...

I love the lightswitch cover! Great job!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Cool & resourceful idea for a boys room. Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!

The Activity Mom said...

adorable!

Kim said...

I really like those tabbed curtains. I think my favorite thing is the cute artwork clipped to the board :).

Julie Bagamary said...

Great ideas!

Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

These turned out so cute!! Thanks for linking up to this week's Super Crafty Saturday!

Fawnda said...

Great job! I bet your little guy LOVES it! : )