Baby Room Reveal- DIY project

Finally I managed to put together the room decor for the nursery which has been transformed to baby room since she is in the crawling stage now. It took more than 1 year to finish, sounds like forever to me specially when we had to deal with the mess of changing the flooring. Actually I don’t think it’s ever finished … before I know, she will need big girl bed and the decor will be changed.

This post summarizes the DIY projects I did before, I put the link to the previous posts so it’s easy for you to find the tutorials… Enjoy!

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Here is the link:  DIY wall mural

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Here is the link: Alphabet Wall Decor

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Here is the link: Crochet Koala Initial Sign

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Here is the link: Crochet Flower planter

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Here is the link: Curtain

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Here is the link: Embroidery Hoop Art

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Hopefully it brings inspiration.

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Crochet Coaster – DIY

I made these coasters for housewarming gift, I don’t have the crochet pattern for this project though .. sorry. What I did was making 4 chains, sl st together to make a circle then sc along the chains. In the inner round I did 2 sc at the same space, when the circle got bigger I reduced the count. I added sc at the same space whenever the edge began to curl, otherwise 1 sc for each space. The good news is I have the pattern for the flower edge 🙂 It needs 4 chains space for each : 1 sc, 1dc 1tc at the same space, 1tc, 1dc 1tc at the same space , repeat.

 

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Crochet Flower and Planter – DIY

Do you like collecting plastic or glass containers? I do, chobani yogurt container is among them. I usually use it for flower and vegetable seedling before transplanting to the garden. Looking from its shape, it pretty much resembles the flower planter which brought this idea of making mini flower and planter for my baby’s room decoration.

 

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I used single crochet following the shape, just add or reduce the count whenever needed.

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The original flower pattern is found here, but I modified mine by adding rows to get bigger flower.

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For the stem I did chains to wrap the wire then attached it to the flower.

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I don’t have pattern for the leaves, they all are vary in shapes and sizes, basically just round oval pattern.

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Attach and assemble the flower into the planter.

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Crochet Placemat with Batik Edge Binding – DIY

Balik lagi ke crochet addiction, kali ini idea nya dari link di sini. Sebenarnya versi original nya sudah cantik tapi rasanya kurang seru kalau cuma mengcopy paste apa adanya saja. Nah biar lebih fun saya modifikasi sedikit pattern nya, baris 18 dihilangkan dan langsung diakhiri dengan single crochet untuk trim nya. Sesudah itu tinggal menambah edge binding dr kain batik perca.

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Pas ngambil photo, jadi muncul idea memajang piring “bersejarah” ini. Critanya ini piring sudah travel 1/2 lingkaran bumi dari Pontianak sampai Atlanta. Ini piring peninggalan keluarga suami, dari generasi kakeknya. Walaupun bukan piring mewah atau fancy, tp sejarah keberadaan nya sudah cukup membuatnya istimewa… apalagi kalau membayangkan si little M akan menjadi generasi ke 4 yang memakainya.

 

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor

I’m sure you’d agree with me that Pinterest is a fantastic source for ideas and inspirations. I could spend hours just looking at tons of pictures there, well that’s before I have my little M … now I’d be lucky to be able to visit it once a day :). There was a pin in home decor section using embroidery hoop for wall decor, the inspiration for my project to make DIY wall decor for my baby’s room, so here it is hopefully it inspires you too!

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1. Attach the fabric background onto the hoop. I used plain creamy fabric to get vintage look.

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2. Print & cut the letters, trace & cut the felt.

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3. Stitch the felt letters to the fabric.

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4. Satin Peonies.

You can find many videos in youtube about how to make fabric flower with this technique. To get a nice layer I used more than 1 color, cut them in 3 diameter sizes, cut the edge into 5 parts,  slightly burn it, then stack them together and secure by stitches. I made these flowers last year, actually I was thinking to make them as headband, so I don’t have photos showing details step by step, sorry :(.

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5. Cute butterfly

To add contrast to the pink color theme I used aqua blue scrap fabric from last batik project, wire for the wing frame, and crocheted gray yarn for the body.

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6. Put all together.

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Koala Crochet & Initial Art – DIY

When I found the crochet pattern (link : Koala pattern) for this cute Koala, I couldn’t resist to try it right away … such a cute amigurumi. I made  a pair of it then put them with M wood initial for my baby nursery. Hopefully my little M will like it as much as I do …happy with how it turns out.

M is for Michelle

 

Making each parts.

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After stitching all parts together.

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A pair of it posed together 🙂

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The wood initial for my little M.

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Done!!

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Baby Nursery – part 3: Curtain DIY

My 3rd post for Baby Nursery… As mentioned in previous post (baby nursey-part 1), the color theme for this nursery is blue and orange. Although blue seems to dominate the room since it’s applied as wall paint color, orange gives a bold character to the room when used as accessories or decoration, curtain is one of them.

Got the fabric for the curtain on sale at $6.69/yard at fabric.com … I had been looking for fabric in orange color, with fun pattern, thick material, and good price. When it arrived I was so happy, it was all that I looked for.. the print quality is nice and the cotton duck fabric looks expensive. If you are looking for customized window covering, instead of DIY project, maybe this website can help PaylessDecor.

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The fabric bought at Fabric.com

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Iron the hem for upper and bottom edges in with 1/4″ allowance.

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Sew the pocket strips onto upper hem.

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Love the color!

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