DIY Teepee Shelf

Post by Lidy of Hello Lidy

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to create a little DIY in honor of the season! And why not something a little more unique, like a super sweet diy teepee shelf?!

DIY Teepee ShelfDIY Teepee Shelf Materials

  • Piece of oak 1×3
  • Black floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Directions

Directions

  1. Simply start by taking a section of your wire and wrapping it around the end of your oak wood three to four times.DIY Teepee Shelf - Materials
  2. Repeat on other side. DIY Teepee Shelf - Step 1
  3. Take the tops of both of your wire ends and twist together – making sure that your shelf  hangs straight for when you want to hang it. DIY Teepee Shelf - Step 2
  4. Clip the top of your connected wires with your wire cutters so they look neat and even.DIY Teepee Shelf - Step 4
  5. Hang and enjoy! DIY Teepee Shelf - FinalDIY Teepee Shelf - 5

This diy teepee shelf is one of those projects you don’t have to take down once the holidays pass – it would look so cute in any room! Whether your toddlers space or your living area! It’s a super fun way to display your cute decor and something that is sure to make your space one-of-a-kind!

Lidy is the face behind Hello Lidy: a blog focusing on creating and cultivating unique spaces that integrate original handmade designs and vintage pieces while keeping up on current trends and designs. Lidy and her husband have three adopted toddlers.

DIY Gold Foil Pillow

Written by Dina of Honey & Fitz

DIY Gold Foil PillowWhenever I design a kid’s bedroom, I try to include a personalized element. Kid’s love things with their names on them right? This super easy DIY gold foil pillow (no sewing involved!) combines 2 things I love – a hint of metallic sparkle and a personalization.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pillow cover – Pick a size and color that works for your room. A solid color works great but this could be fun on a pattern too. Etsy is a great spot for finding inexpensive, solid colored, linen pillows. If you want to do a full name, I recommend a 12″x20″ pillow like I used. If you want to do just a monogram or initial, a simple square would be perfect.
  • Iron-on gold metallic vinyl
  • Scissors
  • Template

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - SuppliesStarting with your selected pillow, determine the right size for your letters. This will vary based on the name you’re working with. For my pillow I needed 4 letters and I ended up making each 750pt in Microsoft Word. I put the ‘e’ and ‘a’ on their own pages and the two l’s on 1 page and printed them all out on cardstock.

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - TemplatesCut out all your letters and trace them IN REVERSE on the back side (the silver side) of your vinyl.

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - Reverse LettersOnce you have all your letters cut out, play around with the position of them on the pillow. I like to hold a tape measure along the bottom of the pillow and then hold a straight edge along the bottom edge to line up my letters.

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - LettersOnce you’re satisfied with your layout, iron on the first and last letter. This will give you a nice line to work within for the middle letters.

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - 2Before you iron on your first letter, iron the pillow cover itself and warm up the fabric. This will let the vinyl adhere more uniformly. Then, holding your letter firmly in place, begin to move your iron over the letter in quick, circular motions. It doesn’t take much to make the transfer and you’ll immediately see the letter change from smooth to more textured. Keep the iron moving so as not to scorch the vinyl. It’s probably a good idea to use a pressing fabric (an old plain white t-shirt, for example)

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - Iron On LettersLet your letter cool completely and then go back and peel off the clear protective layer. It’s not immediately clear that this exists but run your nail around the edge and give it a little tug. Peel it back to reveal your sparkly work!

(If at any point while you’re peeling the protective layer away you notice the vinyl itself pulling up, don’t panic! Place the protective layer back down and hit it with the iron for another second or two. Let it cool and try again.)

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - 3Stuff your pillow with a down insert 2″ larger in length and width that your cover. Fluff and enjoy!

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - Finished!

DIY Gold Foil Pillow - 5Now that you’re armed with the basics, get creative. Don’t restrict yourself to a name – you could do anything! A great big heart, a star, an anchor…even create your own pattern with a few smaller pieces ironed on in a grid. These would make great baby shower gifts right?

I recently shared a sweet little girl’s room I designed where I used one of these pillows on the bed. Check it out here.

Dina Holland is a blogger and interior designer. She lives in Boston, MA with her husband and two young sons, Knox and Reed. She shares her adventures in DIY, interior design work and the renovation of her century old home on her blog Honey & Fitz.

DIY Dream Catcher Mobile

Written by Angie Ramirez of Little Inspiration

I have always wanted a dream-catcher and now that the Land of Nod California Dreamin’ collection is out, it inspired me to create a dream catcher mobile. With only a few materials, and super easy steps, you can re-create your very own dream catcher mobile; perfect for any room of your home.

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- One 10inch Metal Gold Ring (purchased at Hobby Lobby for $1)
– Gold thin Ribbon
– Fishing Rod
– White Feathers
– Gold Paint
– One Thumb Pin

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First Step: Paint the tip of the feathers with gold paint. Let dry completely.

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Second Step: Get a long piece of gold ribbon and begin tying the end of the ribbon as shown below.  Tie the ribbon across to the other side of the ring and repeat.

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Third Step: Tie as you go along crossing over the ring to form a scattered pattern.

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Fourth Step: Hot Glue the tips of the feathers to both ends of a piece of twine and tie to the dream-catcher ring. Adjust each twine to your desired length.

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Attach two long pieces of fishing line to each side of the dream catcher ring. Tie all ends in the center and then tie to a thumb pin. Use a thump pin to attach to the ceiling.

Angie is a stay at home mom, Latina and a blogger living in sunny southern California with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son. She blogs at Little Inspiration, a personal and craft blog that is meant to capture motherhood and share her ideas inspired by her “little inspiration; my baby girl.

DIY Felt Letter Pennant

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay.

DIY Felt Pennant

Today I’m posting a little DIY on how to make your own felt letter pennant. This can be such a fun detail in a nursery, and you can express whatever you’d like: “adventure,” “be brave”, “stay wild”, a monogram, anything you can dream up. It’s really simple, and also really inexpensive (always a bonus!). You can use felt sheets for the letters (here is a great source for a gorgeous color selection), but if you want a larger pennant, you will want to get a ½ yard of felt rather than a sheet.

I know it can feel intimidating to freehand cut the letters from the felt, but just go for it. Have some extra felt on hand in case you need to try it a couple of times, but it will look really sweet with a hand-drawn look, so don’t stress about getting the letters perfect!

DIY Felt Pennant

Have fun with it, and be creative!  I used the same technique to make the pillows and door hanging in my girls’ shared room, so you can change up the colors and fabric for a completely different look!

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.