Showing posts with label boy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boy. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DIY Vintage Pennant

When I shared my son's big boy bedroom, I promised tutorials & details were coming...and here I am still trying to keep good on that promise!  I made a big pennant banner that hangs above his headboard that's customized with his name on it. I had to make some other ones for a church activity & I knew it was the perfect opportunity to show you just how I did it, so you can make one too!

You can either buy you own prre-made felt pennant flag (from Hobby Lobby) or make your own.  It's the basic elementary concept...fold your paper hot dog style, make a straight line, cut, then trace onto your felt piece.  Just make sure your flag is wide enough to fit your letters.
When you're printing out your letters, be sure to flip it, so it prints out the mirror image.  Because we're taping it onto out peel-and-stick felt.  It can be bought in big packs, or single sheets for .99 at the craft store and it is amazing. It comes in the basic rainbow colors so you don't have to use white.  Using a few pieces of tape, tape down your letters to the paper side.

I like using my small thread scissors to cut them out, especially with the font I chose this time, to get into all those 90 degree angles.
When you're peeling and sticking, I learned the hard way with this font that a little at a time is the best method.  With my son's pennant banner, you'll see the font is totally different and it was easy for my to just peel off the whole back and stick. 

Once you've got your letters on, it's time to give it an authentic pennant look.  Cut a strip from your peel & stick felt and stick it right to the edge of the banner.  Then cute 4 small pieces, the same width, and place them as pictured below.

And you're done!  Customize it any way you want with colors and fonts or even shapes and logos!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Boy Bedroom: Bed Details

Back in February I shared my son's updated boy bedroom with the promise of details and tutorials to come. And finally here in May I'm getting started on them for you! 

His bed prompted it all, when we finally had to move his giant tall body into a twin bed.  We got the frame and headboard from craigslist (win!), and and painted it with chalk paint and roughed it up before finishing, in a way that would make even Joanna Gaines proud.
In these pictures, he has his winter sheets on, which I got at Target this year.  They happened to fit together seamlessly with his comforter.  The navy rugby stripe comforter is also from Target online & also is available in other colors! 
I'm still on the hunt for a bed skirt that's long enough & the perfect navy to match. And of course I had to string up some felt balls from the wonderful Hello Maypole and a marquee letter from Heidi Swapp at Michaels for his nightlight. 
The red stripe pillow is made by me and the easy tutorial is right here so you can make your own. 
And that's the breakdown of his bed!  I can't wait to share everything else with you like his gallery wall, decals & his fun curtain pulls.  Keep an eye out for plenty more details & tutorial posts.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Big Boy Bedroom

Months (months, months) ago, my son finally got a big boy bed complete with a craigslist headboard that got painted with chalk paint & chippy-uped a bit. So I of course had to get new bedding & decorations to match it, right?!  Here are a few shots of his bigger-boy bedroom.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Felt Ball Monogram

Remember that fun pillow I made for my son's bedroom using Hello Maypole felt balls? I had some left over so obviously I needed to make something else fun. 

I grabbed this wood sign at Hobby Lobby, gave it a paint job and sanded down the edges a little. 
Be sure to trace and layout the placement before you start gluing your felt balls on.
Adjust as necessary, attach with hot glue and you've got an adorable new sign for your child's room! This wood plaque can with pre-drilled holes for hanging which is awesome.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Felt Ball & Buffalo-Check Pillow

Now that HelloMaypole shared the idea on her instagram I think it's safe to share a few more pictures here!  I was super excited to get chosen to come up with an idea for the Super Hero color way because we practically live, eat & breathe super heroes in this house. (with a side of legos) Using some off-white fabric, I hand painted a messy buffalo check pattern onto the fabric before attaching the felt balls. 

Here's a little photo tutorial on how I attached them using baker's twine. Without making a knot, pull the twine outside the pillow and through the ball, then back down in the ball and through the pillow again. Pull, knot & cut. Ta-da!
And guess what's on the other side?!  Obviously I had to, with it being the super hero felt balls!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Little Boy Bedroom Sources

 A few weeks ago I showed you around my little boy's bedroom  & today I wanted to share some of my sources (especially for the amazing printables). Let me know if you have any other questions!

 shelf from IKEA (glued clothes pins on & sprayed painted) // tin containters from Michaels  (attached with nails)  //  glass container from Target  (holds neckties)  //  striped boxes from Michaels  //  fabric drawers from Target

stuffed dog from IKEA //  polka-dot sheet from Target  //  circus tent from IKEA

be amazing //via eighteen 25     baseball //via 30 days blog     you are my sunshine //via eighteen25

 sunbeam  via//a pocketful of lds prints   initial print  //via on to baby   
baseball strikeout  //via 30 days blog   be brave //via clementine

 paper globe from (added bakers twine to hang & colored pins to mark where family is)   // paper chains inspired by studio pebbles