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 …
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!
Me and my mum used a punch to cut out the butterflies from different patterned papers and stuck them onto the walls.
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!
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!
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!
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 🙂
and here is the piece de resistance …. my nursery tree! 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!
You might recognise the DIY sock owls I’ve posted about before …
and the DIY bird in a birds nest that my mum very creatively made herself!
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 🙂 xxx