With four kids I don’t have a lot of extra cash floating around (who does these days?). My daughter asked me to create a Book Nook for her. I have to admit, I giggled, because I thought “um, you’re 5 what do you know about a Book Nook?” While on bed rest from my surgery (coming soon in another post) I got to work and did some pinning on Pinterest. Apparently Book Nooks are where it’s at these days! I was able to create a special place for my princess with less than $50. Sweet!!!!!! We had several extra crib mattresses laying around (which may not sound normal to you but at one point we had three cribs in use at our house). I knew I could make a custom cover for the mattress and add some special flare to it as well.
I found these stick on letters at Target in the clearance section for only $3.46. I thought they were perfect for the wall. They didn’t have enough “R’s” so I had to get creative and make an extra “r” out of a “p” (can you tell which “R” is made by me?)
I Google searched the measurements of a crib sheet (because I couldn’t remember what it was) and quickly sewed up a sheet for the crib mattress. I LOVE the colors my daughter and I picked out! I think they POP! The pillows were easy too! I sewed up some covers for some pillows we had laying in our basement and added some ribbon to a couple of them for added fun. (I will admit the largest one- with the piping) is my favorite, ahhh, OK, I take that back, I love the elephant one…no wait…ahh, shoot they’re all cute!)
I had extra fabric left over I made her a completely reversible and lined library bag from a pattern I found online too. You can go HERE to find it. See the pink pocket on top of the shelf with the tissue sticking out of it? It’s a cute tissue holder! (She loves that!) I made an extra one for my purse.
I had the white shelves sitting in my basement from college…so they were “free” for my project. The only thing I ended up purchasing was the fabric, the wall decals and the hot pink garbage can.
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