Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two Nursery Tutorials and a Thanksgiving Bow

After a huge response I have decided to just go ahead and post all of the tutorials for the nursery. Most of them will be simple because I don't think I was super genius in how I did things but I hope I can inspire you with what I have done. I am going to do two tutorials today and the rest next week including the recovering of the swing cushion which was voted the highest. Don't think I forgot about Thanksgiving being tomorrow though. At the end of the post I'll post an additional quick festive tutorial.

Hydrangea Pillow
Needed: 
Silk flower
Seed Beads
Green Ribbon
Old Pillow Case
Filler
1. I used an old pillow case and sewed a small pillow out of it. The dimensions of the pillow are 12" x 19.5".  At this point only cut the side wait to sew it. Take the petals off of the stem of the hydrangea.
I just had to sew the left side because I used the existing seams of the pillow.

2. With a fabric pencil I drew a circle and started sewing the petals around the perimeter. Start the the knot in the back and come up through the hole in the 2 petals stacked, lace on a bead, and come back through the hole. I did this three times per petal. Move toward the middle and fill in where needed.

3. I used a zig zag stitch to sew the stem on. Then I sewed up the side leaving a small opening to stuff it. I stuffed it and hand stitched the rest of the edge.


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Fabric Dividers
Needed:
Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
Scrapbooking Paper
Letters
Ribbon

1. I used some paper to draw a template using a cereal bowl. I used a smaller circle for the inner circle. I folded the paper into 4ths and cut out a section. I traced the cereal bowl onto the cardboard and used the template for the inner circle and cut out.

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2. I used the template and cut paper out just bigger. I cut out two for each divider. I had 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 12 Months, 18th Months, and 24 Months. There were six dividers so I cut out 12 paper circles.
3. I cut out the letters with my cricut and glued each one on along with a pretty little bow.
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Thanksgiving Bow:
Needed:
Ribbons (I used pink, yellow, and orange. 3.5" of the pink and 12" of the orange and yellow)
Stiff Interfacing
Brown Fabric
Fabric Paint
Small orange felt beak

1. I cut out the shape of the turkey body out of interfacing. I cut the fabric just bigger than the body and glued it on the front. I then cut slits around the edge of the body so it would lay flat while I glued it around the edge.

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2. I cut the ribbon in pink 1x 3.5" orange 2 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5" and yellow 2 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5" lengths. I looped them and hot glued them.

3. I glued them onto the back of the turkey with the small loops in the middle of the large loops.




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4. I glued on the small orange beak, made a waddle with red paint and the eyes with white and black paint. I made a loop with the interfacing on the back so it can be put on the interchangeable clip and onto a headband because she still doesn't have anything more than a fuzzy head :) After all this I smeared the eye so I put a bow on the Turkey because she's a girl.



Here is her whole Thanksgiving Day outfit: Isn't she a cutie!? Her onsie is courtesy of her Aunt Jaime.She was being a total stinker and wasn't smiling.

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6 comments :

Mom said...

The bow is adorable and so is PB!

Just Jaime said...

I would have never thought of doing a pillow like that! PB's bow is adorable

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness,such a beautiful, adorable baby.
Your pillow is gorgeous and great idea for organizing the clothing sizes....I should do that for MY clothes, teehee.

Wendy said...

Great tutorials! You definitely have a little sweetheart on your hands!

Evelene S said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Heather Landry said...

Oh my gosh how cute is that bow!!! Thanks so much for sharing the awesome tutorials. I want to make a hydrangea pillow now. Wow!

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