- hair bow headband board - made from art canvas, wrapped in fabric with ribbon anchored by buttons, then fabric staple gunned to wood frame in back. We also attached mug hooks to the front by first nailing a hole through the fabric and to start the screw for the hook and then used clear nail polish to prevent the fabric from fraying. Here is a website for one of the inspirations: The Paro Post
- personalized lamp - started as a plain stick lamp from target, covered in fabric with spray adhesive, then used a hot glue gun on the edges both side seam, top, and bottom. Further embellished with ribbon -we played musical ribbon forever attempting to choose the right layout!
- flannel burp cloths and blankets-I mainly cut these out then my mom went and had some fun on the sewing machines giving them each decorative stitches. My sister swears by these! The blankets are generally about a yard with rounded edges, then the burp clothes are cut from scraps in a somewhat bone shape. Some of them are backed with terry cloth on one side and this is just a snippet of how many this little girl will have-there is probably at least triple what is seen here. My mom is a pretty amazing seamstress!
- name wall art, butterflies, and shelves-spray painted letters to be hung above her crib. They were also modge podged with a spray version to prevent it rubbing off. Then these target butterflies were spray painted silver-no completed picture yet. And my sister used a stencil to paint pink animal prints on the shelf fronts. She has one more that she hasn't quite finished, what with being 37 weeks pregnant and all I am not sure if she will get it done!
And then of course, what kind of Christmas in Alaska would it be without snow and moose in your yard!