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Nursery Window Coverings

Mkay!

 

So kid’s curtains are fun!  You can do things to them that you can’t do in any other room!

 

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Say for instance….

 

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You want to use actual branches for the curtain rods?

You can do that in a nursery!

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Or say you want the branches to be white and glittery?

You can do that in a nursery!

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Or say you want various happy colored ribbon to attach the curtain to your branch/curtain rods?

You can do that in a nursery!!!

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Or say you want to use gray/white chevron for the curtain tie backs?

You can do that in a nursery!!!

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Because in a nursery…

You can pretty much do anything!!!

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Because it’s a nursery…

The sky is the limit!!! 🙂

Tutorials on Pom-Poms, Chinese Lanterns, and MORE!

Okay….. Now!  How did I do all these hanging goodies???

 

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Option 1: CHINESE LANTERN HAS A RUN IN WITH AN OBSCENE NUMBER OF COFFEE FILTERS

(AKA: My favorite)

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So this one was suuuuper easy and suuuuuuuuper time consuming.  But totally worth it and it will steal your heart!

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I got the original idea from this girl at Ada’s Interior Design!

Ahhh-mazing, no??!

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Anyway… I just grabbed 2 packages of coffee filters… (Dude, they’re like .89 a package! Isn’t this a cheap upgrade??!)

Take a filter, pinch the center with one hand, and pull up the coffee filter with the other.

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I simply started in one spot at the top and began working my way down.

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I used a low-heat glue gun because that’s what I had at the time.  Ada suggested using the low-heat as well because the big high heat gun can leave some definite marks on one’s skin if you know what I mean!  OUCH!

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Just put some glue on the tip of the coffee filter and shove onto the Chinese lantern, keeping them all pretty close so as to avoid bare patches.

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Be prepared.  It takes a while.

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A looooong while.  BUT it’s AWESOME when it’s done!!!!

Option 2: CHINESE LANTERN GOES OUT WITH SCALLOPED TISSUE PAPER

 

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Be forewarned…

Less than ideal, taken-late-at-night-when-lighting-was-bad pictures will follow on this next one….

 

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Observe my attractive pj-wear!   😉

Handsome Man’s STUD Scooby-Doo pajamas!  Jealous??!

(Scooby-Doo pajama’s suggested but are optional when making this lantern)

I had a few faded ugly brown lanterns so I decided they definitely needed an upgrade.  I chose bright, happy orange to cover it and it totally works!

 
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This one was super easy AND super quick.  I like those!

Again, low-heat glue gun…. Cut tissue paper into strips.  My strips were approximately 4 inches wide.  Cut scallops… (Or zig-zags… Or fringe…. Or whatever you prefer)

Starting at the bottom, hot glue round and round the Chinese lantern and push the top of the strip into the hot glue trail.

Like I said, suuuuper easy!

I think I got the idea from here?  It was on my Pinterest board anyway!

Option 3: TISSUE PAPER HAS A BAD HAIR DAY

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I didn’t really bother doing a tutorial on these guys because everyone and their dog has a tutorial on how to do them.

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I used THIS tutorial…. The only change I made was that I used like twice as many sheets of tissue paper as I did the first one and decided I wanted them fuller.  And you KNOW how I feel about fullness, right??! 🙂

Option 4: GLITTER UPCHUCKS ON STRAY CHINESE LANTERN

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Because I like glitter, at least one of these fellows had to be sparkly!

And no… I didn’t have a tutorial for this…

And no…. I’ve never seen anyone do it…

And no… I had NO clue what I was doing…

But really? When has that ever stopped us before?

Are you with me????

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So yeah… I just spray painted the ugly faded brown Chinese lantern with regular gray spray paint and threw iridescent glitter on it as I went along.  No science to it at all…  Just wing it! 😉

I think that pretty much covers all the DIY stuff I hung….  As previously mentioned I got the yellow Chinese lanterns and the pink POLKA DOT lanterns at Hobby Lobby.  I love them a lot.  😉

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Of Chinese lanterns… and pom-poms… and pennants, oh MY!!!

Ahhhh yes… one of my favorite additions to our little lady’s nursery!

 

The Chinese lantern/pom-pom/pennant hang-y thing above her crib!

 

Something I totally envisioned in this inspiration post from waaaay baaaaack when!

 

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 Isn’t it to die for???  I can just imagine her getting such a kick looking up at all the bright happy colors!  This will certainly ensure a happy baby, right??!

*crossing fingers*  Haha!

Anyhoo…

On to how I rigged this thing.  I found lots of tutorials on how to make all the pom-poms, etc… But no tutorials on how to hang the things!  So this is probably NOT the best way to do it… just what worked for me! lol!

First of all… I wanted to make sure this thing was suuuuuper secure.  Even though it’s all tissue paper and coffee filters, it’s all surprisingly heavy!

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And because I didn’t take pictures of this step, you get a crudely drawn example of what I did!  Aren’t you special!??!

And don’t knock it!  That special little attempt and showing you how I hung this thing took me like 10 minutes to do! 😉

AnyWAY!

You’ll never see any of this once it’s all up… But I preferred having 2 larger holes in the ceiling as opposed to lots and lots of little holes.

 I screwed 2 hooks into the studs in the ceiling. Those puppies are secure and totally not going anywhere.  You’re welcome, small baby.  Now hopefully this thing won’t come crashing down on you mid-nap! 😉

I had some of these really long branches (at least 5.5 ft long) that were about an inch thick. They’re super straight and pretty much look like a really long dowel.  But if you didn’t have free branches that were really long, straight, and skinny, you could totally use a dowel too.

I then tied the branch to the hooks with ribbon.  Tightly.  With many knots.

I know…. Probably being paranoid with the whole “falling on my child” thing.  Still.  That sucker isn’t going anywhere and that makes me feel better! 😉

After I jerry-rigged this whole thing, I proceeded to hang the various Chinese lanterns, pom-poms, and pennants.

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Yes… It’s okay… You can admit you’re impressed!

Not one, but TWO crude drawings!  All in one post!  Wow.

I just hung it all at whatever hight looked right to me by tying ribbon from the branch to whatever hanging thing I was putting up there at the time.  Super easy and no… Not really any method to my madness.  Like I said, I just hung them wherever they looked good to me.

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As of Friday, this is what it looked like. Cute, I suppose? But just not as full as I would have liked.  And FULL is definitely what you’re going for in this case.

So… it was off to Hobby Lobby I went.

I bought a package of 3 bright yellow Chinese lanterns for 7.99 (WITH a 40% off coupon, if you’re reading this, dear! 😉 )

A 3 pack of pink polka dot Chinese lanterns for 4.99 (Without a coupon… BUT they are POLKA DOT people!!!!)

And a 3 pack of bright happy blue tissue pom pons for 4.99. (I made all the other pom-poms, but didn’t have this color of tissue paper.  It TOTALLY brightens up the whole thing!)

And so for not-very-much-$$$ I now have this…

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Soooooo much better, right?!?!?   BRIGHTER! HAPPIER! And best of all, FULLER!!!

*LOVE!*

Anyhoo…. that’s all there is to it!  Go have fun and try it!!!

What’s the WORST that could happen, right?

(I suppose we’ve already established that the worst thing that could happen is that it falls on your small child, huh?  Just hang it securely!  Then hopefully you can avoid that little issue! 😉  )

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Soooo…. Following this post, I’ll have a tutorial on:

Girl Nursery Pom-Poms

The big white one that uses a Chinese lantern and coffee filters…

(I LOVE this one!  Time consuming, but cheap and ca-UTE!

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This one that uses a Chinese lantern and tissue paper…

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And even link to some tissue paper pom-pom tutorials!

Linked up at:

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THE Nursery Reveal!

Finally, right???!

 

 

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Hey… In my defense…. I’ve slooooooowly been working on this!  It’s been a long process from catch-all storage room to my favorite nursery ever!  (And yes.  I realize I’m totally partial.)

 

 

This has been such a unique room to do!  Kid’s rooms are just plain fun I’ve realized!

So enough with the chit-chat already!!!

 

HELLO NURSERY!!!!

 

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So many adorable details I can’t wait to highlight in future posts!

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Ahhhh!  All the adorableness wrapped up in that bedding!  I can’t wait till the mattress arrives so I can officially have the bed ready! Eep!!

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I’m totally can’t stop smiling as I post this.  Dorky, I know…. BUT this is so stinkin’ cute!!

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Mucho Love-o the Chinese lanterns/pom-poms/pennants that I have going on here!  Pair that with a gray and white chevron wall and I’m just totally ecstatic!!!

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Aren’t these branches and tissue paper flowers and book page flowers just too cute?!?!?   My cousins did these for my shower and I’ve totally fallen in love with them!

Can you believe we’ve come from THIS….

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To THIS…

To THIS…

To THIS… 

To THIS…

To this FINAL Reveal?!?!

*Happiness!*

Be looking for further details of:

*Tutorial on how to hang all the various pom-poms and lanterns above the crib

*Tutorials of all the various pom-poms and lanterns

*The branch curtain rods and curtains

*The chandelier light fixture

*The adorable lamp

*And MORE!!!

P.S.  Don’t forget the CUTEST ADDITION to the nursery!!!!!

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Are you KIDDING me??!?!?!?

Remember the “most adorable bedding in the world??”

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And remember that nursery I helped my boss/friends out with??!

 

 

Well THOSE friends….

Because they’re awesome…

Really awesome…

Beyond awesome actually…

 

 

BOUGHT ME THE CUTEST BEDDING SET IN THE WORLD!

 

I absolutely COULD. NOT. BELIEVE. IT. when it arrived on my doorstep!

 

I’m giddy.  And can’t wait to start on that little blue room of mine.  🙂

The Little Airplane Man’s Nursery….

I need to get pictures for after Levi’s momma got the curtains, crib goodies, etc…

But here’s a preliminary room reveal!  Cuteness!!!

 

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Adore the “pop” of color this red light gives!  It was actually our light from our breakfast nook area when we bought the place.  It was outdated… and brass… and did I mention outdated?  We hit that sucker with several coats of gloss red spray paint and TAAA-DAA!  Instant lighting awesomeness!

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Levi’s daddy both owns his own Aerial Spraying Business (crop dusting) AND his own Excavating/Dirt Work Business.  (Yes, he’s a busy man!  And also my boss, btw!  I do bookwork/data entry for Ragnar and Angela. They’re pretty awesome friends AND bosses. lol!)  Anyhoo… These are toys that belonged to Ragnar (I think? lol!) growing up so they just had to find a place amongst the nursery even if it WAS a plane room!

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This bomber airplane is awesome.  It just is.

We hung it from the ceiling with fishing line, so it looks like it’s just gliding in the corner of the room.

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Angela got THIS bit of awesomeness.  Is it not perfect?  It’s technically made to be a shelf, but we thought it looked WAY cooler hung at an angle without anything on it.  It actually looks kinda like an airplane bursting halfway through the wall.  

Too bad we already established that I’m not an artist…

Otherwise we totally coulda emphasized that it was ripping through the wall…

Ahh well… The room is still awesome….

More pics to follow of the rest of the details!

Totally love how this room turned out!

GREAT ideas and inspiration, Angela!

Check out the tutorials on how to paint clouds even if you have no artistic talent and how to paint nice crisp lines quickly and easily!

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