I never wanted to buy something off-the-shelf to decorate the little one’s room. We had no idea what sex he was going to be, and even if we had I very much doubt that would have changed my thoughts on colours and decorations. I just wanted the room to be fun. I’m not quite sure where the idea for this came from. Just a moment of inspiration perhaps but I love these strings of brightly coloured dots.
To make them I’ve used one of my favourite crafty materials, … foam.
It’s so versatile. Easy to cut, to sew, thick enough not to need mounting or backing… what’s not to love? And comes in a great range of colours.
Using a couple of different sized rice rings from the kitchen (well at least they’ve come in handy for something, I certainly never used them to serve up perfectly formed portions of rice or mash!) I drew one large and one small circle in each colour (I chose rainbow selection of bold hues) and cut them out. I then stitched them onto a piece of wobbly rick rack (any ribbon would do the job, I just liked the zig-zag effect), and alternated between the sizes.
I repeated this a few times to create a length of bunting. Then tacked them up above the cot.
I could imagine other fun shapes (using cookie cutters or even by making your own cutter guide) would work a treat. Foot prints (for Dino fans), fish, animals, little girl/boys holding hands (classic paper chain style). Add lettering to spell our your little one’s name?
Go on, pick a look and have a go! The personal touch with less than an hours work.