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DIY- Crib Skirt and Bumper Pads

November 7th, 2010

Have I ever told you what an Amazing, Talented, and Overall Awesome Woman my Mother is?

When I told her that I was throwing around the idea of doing custom crib bedding, she jumped in wholeheartedly to help me out.  It was my job to find the perfect fabric and then she was going to literally “make it” all happen.  {Both easier said than done!}

Well after searching and searching, I ended up finding the perfect fabrics at Hawthorne Threads.  The bed skirt fabric is by Heather Bailey- Pop Garden in Red.  The bumper piping fabric is Amy Butler- Full Moon Polka Dot in Cherry.  And the bumper is a basic white pique fabric from a local fabric store.

Then after a little online research, we found some easy DIY directions on how to make the crib skirt and bumper pads.  Erika at Urban Grace Interiors had a great concept of how to create a bed-skirt that could grow with the crib.  Each side of the crib skirt is its own panel that is tied to the spring system.  You just tie the ties according to the length of skirt you need.  That way the hem of the skirt is perfect when the mattress is high for a newborn, but still perfect once you lower it down for a toddler.

Then for the bumper pads we found these DIY Instructions over at Vanilla Joy. My mums modified them as she saw fit, but they gave her a good starting point.  {If you have specific questions let me know and I can get her to answer them for you.} I believe this is where she would also admit that she would never attempt to make them again.  The bumper pads proved ALOT harder to make than either of us thought.

But they are complete and all I have to say is that they look amazing!

Take a peak for yourself…

Words cannot express how appreciative I am that you did this for me mom!

Thank you! Thank you! xoxo


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  1. November 7th, 2010 at 19:13 | #1

    It looks great!! Your mama did a great job! Now we just need those babies… :)

  2. Adrienne
    November 7th, 2010 at 19:31 | #2

    Mums did you proud once again! what a perfect little nest for your sweet little boy! We can’t wait to meet him!

  3. Karan
    November 8th, 2010 at 05:32 | #3

    So very cute and hip—as I would expect! How about a B & T baby shop?!

  4. November 8th, 2010 at 07:12 | #4

    These are so cute Totty! I know you are waiting for Baby Van to make his appearance and how the crib is all ready for him!

  5. November 8th, 2010 at 15:56 | #5

    Looks great!

  6. Catherine T
    November 8th, 2010 at 17:26 | #6

    Love it! The polka dots are so awesome! How strange is this…Urban Grace is one of my fave blogs too!

  7. March 28th, 2011 at 01:41 | #7

    That looks sooo sweet! Its always nice to be able to make something like that your self. Much nicer than just going to the shops and buying something already made.

  8. July 1st, 2011 at 18:04 | #8

    That is beautiful! I am also on the search for the perfect fabric for my little girl’s crib bumper and the sheet as well. : ) Thanks for sharing!

  9. July 22nd, 2011 at 06:38 | #9

    The bedding turned out gorgeous! I am in the process of making a crib bumper based on Vanilla Joy’s tutorial and I was curious if your Mom used batting or the foam bumper inserts? How is your bumper holding up? Thanks! :)

  10. Ashley
    November 6th, 2011 at 18:21 | #10

    What kind of padding did you use for the bumper pads?

  11. May 16th, 2012 at 03:44 | #11

    Wow that bedding is amazing. My daughter will want it if she sees this!

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