The Homemade Home for Children: 50 Thrifty and Chic Projects for Creative Parents

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50 fantastic ideas for creative parents, from decorating nurseries and bedrooms to creating essential storage and encouraging inventive play.

Here is a stylish, contemporary, and child-friendly collection of projects for parents to make for their children. There are innovative ways to decorate, with clever ideas for storage and display, ranging from nautical bed linen to a banner embellished with silk flowers. When it's playtime, choose from making balsa wood planes, sewing ...

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Overview

50 fantastic ideas for creative parents, from decorating nurseries and bedrooms to creating essential storage and encouraging inventive play.

Here is a stylish, contemporary, and child-friendly collection of projects for parents to make for their children. There are innovative ways to decorate, with clever ideas for storage and display, ranging from nautical bed linen to a banner embellished with silk flowers. When it's playtime, choose from making balsa wood planes, sewing simple yet fun costumes, or creating a fabulous play boat from a metal bath tub and a canvas sail. There are fun projects for the garden too, including a fantastic play tent. And there are even quick ways to customize children's clothing. Whatever your skill level, you will find plenty of ideas to inspire you in The Homemade Home for Children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908170194
  • Publisher: CICO Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Nursery 8

Baby blanket 10

Pompom rabbit picture 14

Bowl of goldfish mobile 18

Butterfly table lamp 22

Quick Ideas: Handprint pictures 26

Quick Ideas: Enchanted branch 28

Quick Ideas: Building blocks 30

Chapter 2 Bedroom 32

Floral wall hanging 34

Sailboat-at-anchor bed runner 38

Clay butterfly garland 42

Moth lights 46

Balsa wood planes 50

Animal motif pillows and throw 54

Star light 58

Planet mobile 62

Quick Ideas: Vintage card garland 66

Quick Ideas: Height board 68

Quick Ideas: Birdcage with string lights 70

Chapter 3 Play 72

Play sail 74

Vintage-style dolls 78

Busy bumblebee costume 82

Fairy costume 86

Spotty dotty chairs 90

Matchbox mice 94

Needle case and sewing box 98

Quick Ideas: Artist's palette blackboards 102

Quick Ideas: Illustrated notebooks 104

Quick Ideas: Wishing board 106

Chapter 4 To Wear 108

Charm bracelet and necklace 110

Button family 114

Flower hair band and clips 118

Cloud sweater 122

Bird brooch 126

Fun satchel 130

Reversible collar neckpiece 134

Quick Ideas: Button jewelry 138

Quick Ideas: Fun hankies 140

Quick Ideas: Ribbon shoelaces 142

Chapter 5 Storage 144

Curiosity cabinet 146

Bookcase dollhouse 150

Vintage suitcase storage 154

Quick Ideas: Graphic boxes 158

Quick Ideas: Treasure jars 160

Quick Ideas: Paint can storage 162

Chapter 6 Outside 164

Clothesline playhouse 166

Animal tracks picnic blanket 170

Decorated chair and stool 174

Quick Ideas: Fruit crates for plants 178

Quick Ideas: Alphabet pebbles 180

Quick Ideas: Twirling ribbon sticks 182

Templates 184

Index 191

Acknowledgments 192

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