Monday, September 1, 2008

Not Your Mother's Dust Ruffle

I am not a crafty girl.

I am not a girly girl, but my 2 year old is.

After reading posts from inspiring bloggers like Kimba and The Nester, I attempted to do something crafty for my little girl. I made a dust ruffle out of tutus, ribbons and butterflies!

Here's Meg's bed before (please ignore the peach walls, we haven't had a chance to paint yet):

I used 4 tutus I found awhile back for $1 a piece, a few little paper butterflies from Michaels, some pink ribbon and a LOT of hot glue.

Here's the finished product. I think she's pleased. It was a lot of fun, but I'm afraid I started something . . . Davis now wants a "robot skirt"!


11 comments:

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

You say you're not crafty, but it really turned out great :) Works well with the bedding, and I'm sure once you paint the peach walls (with zero-VOC paint, of course :) ), your princess will be in girly girly heaven!

Cathy said...

that is really cute!! I may have to steal that idea for my 2 year old someday. I love it!

Jennie said...

Girl, I can not believe you just moved in...that's too cute...and Meg is too!

Kathleen said...

That's adorable! Maybe your turning into a crafty lady after all. Those glue guns are miracle workers!

Hooked on Houses said...

That is so cute and clever! Love it. -Julia

Rebecca said...

That turned out really well. I am now trying to envision a "robot skirt." Maybe you could find something at the hardware store that would work . . . like metal tubing or metal sheets of something (I have no idea what I'm talking about!). It would be cool. You could even add a "control panel" with buttons/knobs/switches.

You should join us for Thrifty Green Thursday over at the Green Baby Guide--this tip would be perfect for it!

Alana said...

Oh.My.Word. That is SO STINKING CUTE!! Great job!

Mom in High Heels said...

Came here through Kimba's blog. That is so adorable! Makes me wish I had a little girly girl. I think my ovaries quivered when I saw all the pink!

Dreaming of Mermaids said...

OMG! I have a daughter (after 2 boys!) and I MUST save this to do for her, once she is out of the crib. LOVE IT! brilliant and beautiful. Over the top girly. I love it!!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I clicked over from A Soft Place to Land (via The Nester)...that is TOO too cute. Or should I say tutu...ha!

I have two little girls and I've actually been meaning to buy a dust ruffle for my youngest daughter's bed but I think this is so much cuter than anything you could buy in a store!

Did you hot glue it directly to the bed frame? OK that makes me a tad nervous. ;)

Our Complete Family said...

Love it, love it, love it! I surfed over from Kimba's blog and am so glad I did! I have a little one but when she is ready for a big girl bed~ I'm stealing your idea girl! Happy weekend to you~ Les