Making It Monday: Crib Bumper to Wall Art

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It’s Monday!  That means it’s time for Making It Monday.  Some weeks the crafts will be super simple, some times they’ll be a bit more complex, and sometimes they’ll be perfect for toddler participation.  Regardless you can be sure that you’ll always find something adorable with instructions so easy to follow that even the craft-challenged will be able to replicate the project in their own home – promise!

This week I am excited to share how I transformed crib bumpers into beautiful wall art for Emma’s nursery – Willow’s future best friend forever, hehe.  Over the past few years I have wrote a few times about how dangerous traditional crib bumpers are and I have even wrote reviews on safe alternatives including BreathableBaby Bumpers and Wonder Bumpers.  Even though traditional crib bumpers can be extremely dangerous – even fatal – they are still being sold as package deals in tons of crib bedding sets.  If you fall in love with a crib bedding set that contains a crib bumper you don’t have to resort to tossing it in the trash.  Instead it can be transformed into wall art that will coordinate with the rest of the nursery.  And it’s so easy too.

Making It Monday:  Crib Bumper to Wall Art

Materials & Supplies:
Picture Frames, Crib Bumper, Chipboard Letters, Fabric Glue, Scissors

Directions:
1.)  Figure out what sections of the crib bumper you would like to use and cut it apart.  If you have a seam ripper that would probably be easiest, but scissors worked just fine for me.
2.)  Take apart the picture frames and use the glass as a pattern to trace on the cut up crib bumper.  Then cut out each piece.
3.)  If you would like to spell out your little one’s name use fabric glue to apply one chipboard letter to the center of each piece of fabric.  I ordered the chipboard letter’s to spell EMMA on Etsy.
4.)  Put each piece of fabric into a frame and reassemble.
5.)  Hang and enjoy!

Making It Monday:  Crib Bumper to Wall ArtMaking It Monday:  Crib Bumper to Wall Art

This is definitely one of my favorite repurposing projects because it takes something that could potentially harm your child and turns it into something beautiful that will coordinate perfectly with the rest of the nursery.  Do you have any other suggestions for repurposing crib bumpers?  I’d love to hear them.  And as always be sure to check out my other Making It Monday posts for more craft fun.

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24 Responses to Making It Monday: Crib Bumper to Wall Art

  1. Jess says:

    Adorable!!!! I love this idea and will use it for new baby’s nursery <3

  2. christy g says:

    Great idea!!

  3. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I never would have thought to do this, what a great idea! Your artwork came out so cute!!

  4. Janet W. says:

    This is a wonderful idea! We didn’t use the thick crib bumper that came in my grandson’s bedding set because it was dangerous. How can they really still sell those legally anyways? He had a thin mesh breathable bumper just so he wouldn’t bump his head. Anyways the thick bumper just sat in a bag in storage. Great idea of making it into wall art!

  5. We did not use a crib bumper either, so I really liked this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    This is such a great idea! We have a cute crib bumper but we do not plan to use it and this would be great! Thanks!

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  7. Olivia L says:

    Love this idea – so simple and that theme is adorable! And yes, no crib bumpers.

  8. LOVE this idea, thanks so much for sharing!

  9. What a cute way to repurpose.

  10. shelly peterson says:

    Love it, what a great idea! I would have never thought of this, thanks for sharing!

  11. Keara B. says:

    What an amazing idea! You come up with the most creative crafts. 🙂 Thanks for sharing- I may have to go out and buy an old bumper just to try this!

  12. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    This seems so easy and a perfect way to exact match the nursery decor! Thank you for the great idea!

  13. Carissa Joslyn says:

    Such a awesome Idea, wish I would have saw this while my son was still in a crib! Maybe If i ever have another one I’ll remember 🙂

  14. Nicole Dz says:

    This is a wonderful and creative idea. So easy to make too! Love the background them you used for this.

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