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