Applique Elephant Nursery Art

applique elephant nursery artwork

Just after Christmas my brother and his wife had a beautiful little girl called Inara. She wasn’t due till February, so she was the picture of teeny tiny pocket sized perfection. I wanted to make her a little picture with her name on it, so I thought I would applique something as I enjoyed making the photo-applique so much. Here’s what I made…

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Nap Time Crafts: Nursery Glitter Artwork


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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Spiral Quilted Baby Blanket

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With my endless piles of fabric scraps and impending due date peeping round the corner (yikes, where has it come from… I’m so unprepared), I decided to settle down and do a little relaxing evening sewing by making a baby quilt for little button number two. I’ve never quilted anything before, and I wasn’t really sure how to do it! But I learned from my mistakes as I made this blanket and was happy with the outcome.

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Make Your Own Cloud Clay Mobile

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Inspired by this tutorial on (which in itself is a really adorable blog), and given my current fetish with all things made of clay, I decided to have a go at making a little air-dry clay mobile of my own for my little one’s bedroom. I recently put some sticky stars on her ceiling and she loves to stare at them from her cot (“oooooh, DAR!”) so I thought I could do with a bit more ceiling decoration. So here’s how I did it…

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DIY Fabric Cot Tidy

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Its nice to have a little place to store the little toys and things you need for bedtime, so I decided to make a very simple cot tidy to hang on the side of Amelie’s bed. I’ve seen a few in baby shops and they always seem pretty basic to make.

So I took a piece of thick canvas (measuring about 75x50cm) and sewed bias binding all the way around to neaten the edges. I also made 4 strips of the binding for the ties and sewed these to the top corners.

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Nailed it!

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Not many craft projects get me in a shed of an afternoon, but this one did*.

I’ve been wanting to make a piece of art for my Little Button’s nursery to add a dash of colour. I took inspiration from Pinterest to create this typographic nail and thread art.

If you want to create your own, all you need is:

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