Once in a while I take part in challenges with Rust-Oleum. Just recently we took part in one that had to be inspired by a summer festival. When I think of summer festivals, I think of glitter, feathers, tents and canopies, and flowers. We decided to create a kids reading nook for this project and I’m so glad we did!
Rust-Oleum sent us a $50 gift card to complete this project and we came in a few dollars under budget!
Materials you’ll need for this project:
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Sheer Fabric (I used 5 yds)
Hot Glue Gun
Fringe (5 yds)
Reading Nook: Step 1
You’ll need your embroidery hoops, hot glue gun, and sheer fabric for this step.
We’ll be using the inside of the embroidery hoop, the one that does not come apart.
Start by hot gluing the top of your fabric around the perimeter of the hoop. You’ll want to make sure your fabric is long enough to sweep the floor. The length of my wall ceiling to floor was around 7 feet so I used 2.5 yards of fabric on each side of the hoop.
Once you have your fabric hot glued to your hoop, flip the hoop upside down so the fabric covers the hoop and you can’t see anymore of the wood.
Reading Nook: Step 2
The next step to spruce up your reading nook, is to glue fringe on the exposed sides of the fabric. I used my hot glue gun again for this.
Reading Nook: Step 3
Dress up the top of your reading nook by hot gluing cut floral stems to the embroidery hoop around the opening. I chose to incorporate blush pinks and golds to fit with the theme of Ryan’s room.
Reading Nook: Step 4
Grab your feathers and give them a spray of Rust-Oleum glitter spray to add some sparkle and shine. I strung them up by using some fishing line and hot gluing the ends of the line to the embroidery hoop.
Reading Nook: Step 5
String your reading nook up by attaching ribbon to the embroidery hoop using at least three strands. Tie them into a knot and hang on a hook from your ceiling.
Of course I had to snap a photo of my child enjoying her new reading nook! Surprisingly she has not tried to rip it down yet. Mom-1 Ryan-0!
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