Sneak Preview of Rabbits Nursery

I know I’ve been saying this for a while now but Rabbit’s nursery is still not complete. I don’t want to share it all until it’s 100% finished … however I do want to give a sneak preview of some of my favourite parts!

Initially I planned to do a Peter Rabbit theme. It seemed fitting what with his Rabbit like scan picture …

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Our 5 week scan in Dubai!

 

and a Jessica Rabbit and Peter Rabbit for parents!

However, I wanted to DIY a lot of rings in the nursery and to be able to stick to a Peter Rabbit theme while trying to make a lot by hand seemed like a very tricky task. I also felt like I’d be limiting myself to a lot of Blue (why doesn’t Peter Rabbit wear any other colour!?) and as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not the biggest fan of boys living in blue!

SO … I decided to broaden the theme a little bit to that of a woodland. It’s still quite specific, woodland animals and colours, but allowed me to get a little bit more creative and varied! Here’s what I’ve done so far …..

Here are 2 Peter Rabbit pictures that are so traditional and cute. The large one Pete bought when we first moved back from Dubai and the smaller one my friend Marti bought us as a congratulations gift for little Rabbit!

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Me and my mum used a punch to cut out the butterflies from different patterned papers and stuck them onto the walls.

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I saw this idea on Pinterest and absolutely loved it! I bought this functioning birdhouse from Haskins and added in a little battery powered touch light. I don’t have a picture of it in the dark yet but I will post one when I remember to take it! It does give off a lovely little glow and acts as a nightlight, perfect for the woodland theme!

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Here is the bunting that me and my mum made together. Pete’s sister has made Rabbit an owl using the hessian, cream and green fabrics and they really inspired me to incorporate more hessian into the nursery! Pete’s mum had a load of materials left over from her crafting so I used that and added in an old dress (checkered material) to give it a bit more notice!

We did it the very simple way, cutting out the triangles using pinking shears as they make a nice crinkle cut meaning the material won’t fray! We them used glue dots to fold over the top of each triangle for the string to loop through. It was so simple and meant absolutely no sewing – result!
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This is one of the items that I just love, it’s so different and unique and I’m pretty sure I won’t bump into anyone else with the same thing in their nursery!

Pete’s mum initially started making a hula hoop rug (another Pinterest fave) where you simply weave strips of material in and out to create around rug!
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In the end, the rug would have been too small and possibly something I’d trip over (not ideal in a babies room) but I really love the colouring so Wendy suggested pinching the sides up and sewing them to make a basket … and look how cute it looks!

It’s perfect on the changing station to keep nappies, bags and wipes in πŸ™‚

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and here is the piece de resistance …. my nursery tree!Β This was mine and my mums main project for the nursery and I couldn’t be happier with it!

I drew the tree freehand using chalk and then filled it in with brown paint. My mum added the leaves using a stencil and then we stuck on lots of little yellow and white flowers from Hobbycraft!

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You might recognise the DIY sock owls I’ve posted about before …

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and the DIY bird in aΒ birds nestΒ thatΒ my mum very creatively made herself!

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Well that’s all I’m going to show for now, I’ll be adding more as I do it and will certainly do a big post once it’s all complete!

 

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ xxx

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22 Comments

  • Lucinda Turner
    7th March 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

    Wow it all looks amazing! What a gorgeous theme, I love those butterflies they are gorgeous and the tree is fab, I wish I was more creative πŸ™‚ #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 11:02 am Reply

      I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and my mum! She’s great with those things πŸ™‚

      Thanks lovely ! xxx

  • Victoria
    7th March 2014 at 10:57 am Reply

    wow, very creative! i dont even know what to do with nursery yet

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 11:01 am Reply

      I’ve loved doing it so far, just need to set up the cot, get a mobile and set up the nursing chair and i’ll be almost there!

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    7th March 2014 at 12:58 pm Reply

    The preview looks awesome already!

    #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 1:14 pm Reply

      Thanks, I’m really chuffed with it so far πŸ™‚ xx

  • Emma
    7th March 2014 at 1:28 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous nursery! You’re so creative πŸ™‚ xx

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 2:21 pm Reply

      Thanks Emma! It’s all down to Pinterest lol xx

  • Alice Megan
    7th March 2014 at 1:47 pm Reply

    This looks lovely! The tree looks professional you and your mum must be very talented

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 2:20 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Alice, we surprised ourselves lol

  • Helen Porter
    7th March 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply

    those butterflies are lovely I wish I was that creative! I didn’t even have the chance to decorate a nursery as we were staying with relatives when my boys were born cant wait to see the end result! #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 2:21 pm Reply

      Thanks Helen, I can’t wait either! Thats a shame, but I’m suer their spaces were still lovely wherever they were πŸ™‚

  • Katie Clark
    7th March 2014 at 3:09 pm Reply

    Oh wow – it all looks amazing. I particularly like the birdhouse – gorgeous! #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      8th March 2014 at 7:47 am Reply

      Thanks so much Katie

  • tobygoesbananas
    7th March 2014 at 6:45 pm Reply

    It’s all so lovely! We were a bit lazy with Toby’s nursery – we did paint it and get new carpet but we didn’t decorate it for ages. He got solar system wall stickers and a rocket ship rug for Christmas though so we’ve got a bit of a space theme going on now.

    • Jessica
      8th March 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

      Aww a little space man dude

  • leah3112
    7th March 2014 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Looks great! I had similar thoughts with our little one’s nursery, I didn’t want to get stuck on a narrow theme since I want to do some DIY stuff. I love the birdhouse night-light so cute and the tree mural is amazing!

    • Jessica
      8th March 2014 at 7:45 am Reply

      What did you go for in the end Leah? It’s sic a fun project to have isn’t it

  • Jay (@puzzlepiecelife)
    7th March 2014 at 9:39 pm Reply

    awh, I can’t wait to see what it looks like finished, it looks so pretty so far! :O

    • Jessica
      8th March 2014 at 7:45 am Reply

      Me too

  • seychellesmama
    8th March 2014 at 4:08 am Reply

    This is gorgeous!!! The bird house is an amazing idea so so lovely! The whole theme is just beautiful!! You should be so pleased!

    • Jessica
      8th March 2014 at 7:44 am Reply

      Thanks so much

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