This project was really easy, just took some time. I love girly, frilly, pink things, so when I saw this idea I was in love!! I have two boys, and one baby girl. I have been waiting for a sweet girl so I can pass down all of my passion for frills and curls and pink to her. We have been working on our nursery for quite awhile, but finally cracked down and got it done. This week I will post her room and some techniques that I learned. First though, the crib skirt!
I bought all of the tulle at Joann’s, I recommend coupons!!! You can sign up for their emails, get them snail mailed to you, and you can download their app and use all of the coupons at once. I think the hot pink tulle was $7.99 a yard and I ended up needing 5-7 yards. The light pink was quite a bit cheaper, $2.99 a yard I think, and I bought about 3 yards. I also bought rhinestones, self adhesive, at Joann’s for $2.99 a box, I bought two but only needed one. The brown fabric was actually a twin sheet from Walmart for $5. I just bought the cheapest because the baby isn’t even gonna sleep on it, so the quality doesn’t really matter.
So the first thing I did was cut out the sheet to fit my crib mattress. Looking back I probably could have left it the same size and just measured to where I needed to but I like it how it turned out.
The next thing would be to cut your tulle into strips.
To figure out the measurements, first measure the distance from the floor to where the skirt will start, double it, then add two inches, and I made mine two inches wide. However, the best thing about these projects, are you can make it whatever color you want, make the strips however long or wide you want, and you can make it whatever pattern you want. Have fun with it!!!
After you have everything ready, take the crib skirt, measure in about one and a half inches from the edge, then cut two slits one inch long and one inch apart, one on top of the other, and all the way down.
|I fed the fabric through the holes so you would be able to see what the slits were that you need to cut|
Take your strips of tulle, one at a time, and fold in half then feed the loop you formed through the slits. Put the two loose ends through the loop and pull, not tight but to the end. I did two strips per pair of slits. I also did five slits, ten strips, of dark pink, then two slits, four strips, of the light pink.Refer to the pictures below for step by step instructions.
I continued this pattern on three of the four sides. Our crib is against a wall so I didn’t do that side since you won’t see it. Once I had that part done I stuck the rhinestones randomly on the strips to give it a little sparkly touch. Then all that was left was to put it on her crib!!! I love how girly this is and just perfect!!! I hope you enjoyed this post and it sparked some creativity and I hope you will continue to follow her room posts.
Posted by: Samantha