As I explained in yesterday’s post, Hello Again...Why Have I Been Gone?, I haven’t been writing lately. This, of course, does not mean I haven’t been very busy with DIY projects.
Here are the projects I have recently done to update Mini-Me’s room. All of them are recycled, reused, or just made from scraps of project materials I had lying around.
Do you remember these? They were from one of my very first posts; Children's Wall Letters. I used the leftover scrapbooking paper to cover a few die-cuts I had in a craft box. I then tied them from a loop taken from a broken lamp shade and
A new mobile.
Every night mini-me points to his mobile and says “Tank you Mommy. Vewy pwetty". (Sorry for the spelling, but I thought you should have the full effect of his words.)
Then he decided he wanted to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween and I couldn’t help but encourage his enthusiasm.
I had this piece of Buzz fabric lying in a pile with the title “What should I do with these?”. The green in Buzz’s suit matched some shag chenille that was leftover from a project three years ago. After a few seams; I had the perfect floor cushion for mini-me’s room! [BTW: the insert is an old standard bed pillow with a little extra filler around it.]
Next with the left over chenille I made a coordinating “big boy” blanket.
I decided to use a complimentary fabric for the other side of the blanket because it was a little more flexible for years to come. I don’t suppose Mini-Me will always want Buzz Lightyear, but he will always love cars!
Since I had tons of this racing fabric and the Gold Coast 600 Race was right around the corner; the only thing to do was a line of bunting for Mini-Me’s room.
The last project I have recently finished in his room was made from recycling these Time Zone Clocks. I no longer have room for them, but I couldn’t throw them away. Instead, I took apart the clocks.
Then I painted the clear face cover and hung them on mini-me’s wall.
They add another shape, texture and more color to his room. He loves them.
Everything looks great and Mini-Me is so happy to spend time playing in his updated “Big Boy Room”!
Mom is so happy that none of the projects cost any money and they actually found a home for some items that have just been taking up closet space!
Have you recycled lately? They say it’s the “in thing to do”; I’d agree!