Well hello to you all, we are officially on Summer hols - the kiddos broke up on Friday. It was a little bittersweet as it was my 3 year old's last day in Playgroup and my 7 year old's last day in the 'Infants'. Come September I will have 3 children in the same school, all wearing the same uniform - ranging from the Nursery, to Year 1 to Year 3 (first year of the 'Juniors'). But before that we have 6 weeks of Summer fun (or craziness!) But I have it all in hand! More on that soon :) I have also just done a little swap with a fab blog friend of mine, but more on that soon too!
Anyway, hope you are all well! I have Princesses on the brain lately, (speaking of which - welcome to the world Baby Prince born yesterday!), and so to complete my daughter's room today I have a fun way to create a little book nook for your little Princess (or Prince)...
You will need:
A Pretty Shower Curtain or Voile Curtain with hooks,
A Plastic Hula Hoop,
4 Long lengths of co-ordinating ribbon,
A Screw-in Ceiling Hook,
A small piece of ribbon.
To Embellish you will need:
Card Stock in co-ordinating colours,
Ribbon / String,
Stapler and Staples,
Chipboard Monogram or Sticker,
Attach the shower curtain hooks to the shower curtain or voile curtain...
...then hook the curtain onto the hula hoop...
...make sure the pretty side is on the outside.
Tie the 4 pieces of ribbon onto the hula hoop, 1 at each quarter...
...Pull them upwards and making sure they are even and the hoop is flat, tie the 4 pieces together in a double knot.
Securely attach a screw in hook to the ceiling, over the area where you wish the book nook to be. Ensure you leave enough space for the hoop to hang freely. Hang up the curtain using the 4 knotted ribbons...
...pull the curtain around until it meets at the top on the hoop...
...tie the 2 hooks together with a small piece of ribbon.
...Place a comfy chair underneath and snuggle in with a good book!
You can then embellish as necessary with bunting and a flag (and fairy lights of course!)
Bunting can be simply made by cutting triangles of card stock and stapling to ribbon or string and then threading through the loops on the top of the curtain and tying...
...You can also add a monogrammed flag to the top, by cutting a large card stock triangle and adding a chipboard / stick-on letter, and then gluing on a kebab skewer as the pole...
...attach a bit of string / ribbon to the top of the flag then tie that to your ceiling hook to keep the flag upright, then tie another piece of ribbon around the top of the 'flag pole' and attach to the ribbons holding up the hula hoop...
...you can also add some hanging pieces of tulle or ribbon to add a bit of prettiness.
Voilà a quick and easy Princess Pavilion Book Nook!
All that is left to add to my daughter's book nook is 2 book shelves made from the Bekvam Spice Racks (gotta love Pinterest!) They are just waiting for my handy hub to put up. I painted the racks pink and green and added quotes using stick on sparkly letters...
All good stories start and finish this way :)
Well that about wraps up my daughter's room, she is very pleased with her 'grown up' pink and green room. Now it is on to the boys room, hmmm how can I combine camo and trains??? It'll be interesting that's for sure!