DIY crib bedding

DIY crib bedding {Heather's Handmade Life}

My friend is expecting her third baby, and we’re all so excited for her. She wanted a rustic, woodsy feel for the nursery to go with the rest of her farmhouse, and didn’t want to reuse the old brown and green bedding from her previous two nurseries.

Is there anything better than a blank canvas?

We ended up spending just $75 on everything we needed to recover her old crib bumpers* as well as make a brand-new crib sheet and a four-sided crib skirt.

DIY crib bedding {Heather's Handmade Life}

I also made her a sweet, woodland-themed quilt for her baby shower.

DIY crib bedding {Heather's Handmade Life}

If you’re an expectant parent, feel free to hand these tutorials over to a friend/family member who sews and beg them to help you make custom nursery bedding. You’ll be able to get exactly what you want for a fraction of the price of baby bedding sold in stores, and think of the possibilities …

DIY crib bedding {Heather's Handmade Life}

Sewing crib bumpers: Full tutorial
DIY crib bedding {Heather's Handmade Life}
Sewing a crib sheet: Full tutorial
DIY crib bedding {Heather's Handmade Life}
Sewing a crib skirt: Full tutorial

(*RE: BumperGate. I’ve gotten a lot of emails about crib bumpers, since this article ran in the newspaper this past weekend. I don’t “endorse” crib bumpers and didn’t use them with my own babies, BUT my friend has used them with her two previous babies and wants to use them again. That’s her choice, and any parent’s choice. I just made them look pretty for her.)

So what do you think?

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