Nap Time Craft – Silver-Dipped Felt Bows

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I seem to have fallen into a slightly chaotic time at the moment, with moving house, the blog and lots of other projects we’re getting involved with. Everything feels like a big ball of tangled up wool and both me and Laura have been feeling a bit stressed! I haven’t really had a lot of time for craft, and definitely not enough time for long and complicated things. I’m all about things that take under half an hour!

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Nap Time Crafts: Nursery Glitter Artwork

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Today’s Nap Time Craft is a really quick and simple one. Add a bit of sparkle to a nursery wall in under half an hour!

For this project you will need:

  • Glitter paper
  • Moveable vinyl letters and numbers
  • Spray paint
  • Frame
  1. Begin by arranging your letters and numbers to fit your glitter paper. I decided to go with the initials and date of birth of a friend of mine’s new baby.

2. In a well-ventilated room, or outside, spray over your whole sheet of paper. You want all the glitter to be covered. Leave it to dry.

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Nap Time Crafts: Pinwheel hairclip

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There’s a big pinwheel obsession going on in our household right now. Whilst playing around making paper wheels in the garden, I realised it would be just as easy to make a felt version that would make an awesome hairclip (/brooch/hairband/hatpin/keyring..?). This is a great one if you only have a short space of time and requires very little equipment. I didn’t have a hairclip base so I ripped an ugly one apart. Very satisfying!

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Nap Time Crafts: Chevron Chair

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Today’s Nap Time Craft involves adding a chevron twist to a tired piece of furniture. I used a dining chair I had painted a few years ago, which I wanted to jazz up into a striking new seat.

To do this project I used:

  • Wooden chair
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Creating a chevron design can be hard. My chosen method involved endless pencil markings, a lot of geometric guesswork, and so much misplaced masking tape that I started to resemble an Egyptian Mummy! I got there in the end, but I wish I’d known about this tutorial first.

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Nap Time Crafts: DIY Baby’s Bib

I was on the look out for some new bibs the other day (my existing ones have become so ground in with food I’m embarrassed to bring them out in public!) and whilst looking at one in a shop it struck me how easy it would be to make my own. I have so much fabric lying about that needed using up… So I thought I’d try it on a spare scrap.

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