It was OK to have it full of my stuff when he was a baby but now he's a toddler I need to make it into a nursery. I'm sure it won't be long before he's climbing out of his cot and so I really need to make the room fun and safe for him.
I had a spare pair of navy curtains that were too wide and too long for the window. Now the colder weather has arrived I needed to shorten them as they would cover the radiator and stop the heat getting into the room. This was my task for today, just shorten the curtains. You can see how I shortened them here.
While I was doing that I decided to make them narrower and decorate them to make them toddler friendly.
I didn't want anything too stimulating that would keep Bear awake looking at the curtains and decided on a train. I found my template on Sweetclipart.com. They have a variety of simple designs to choose from.
First get a template of your design. I chose a simple train engine and carriage. The simpler the better.
I wanted my designs to mirror each other so I folded the bondaweb and traced another engine.
|They are red but the sunlight made them photograph as pink.|
I did the same for the carriages. They were identical both ways so I just cut 6 the same.
Then place onto the curtains.
Remove paper backing and press
Do the same for the other curtain. I measured mine from the hem so they matched.
As you can see the room is full of my clutter. That's a project for next weekend.
|Before and After|