Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Little Girl's Cupcake Room

I apologize for taking so long to write this post.  I got a little preoccupied with Bear's diagnosis of Primary Immuo-Deficiency aka Immunoglobulin IgG Subclass Deficiency and Lead Poisoning (an update is coming soon!).

The room is pink.  Pink.  As in p.i.n.k.  I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that my little princess is a girly girl.  I gave in and created a room that catered to her tastes because the room is, after all, hers.  Hence the pink walls, BUT only two of them are a diminutive pink that resembles the pale satin of a ballet shoe. The other two walls are a pale bluish color named "sigh".   If I listened to the Bear, her room would be a cross between magenta and bright purple.

There was a lot of DIY craft-tastic fun, but have no fear because this non-creative mama bear actually figured out how to make a few items that did not require a lot of time or effort.  The links in this post either show you where to buy the items or how to make them.

Personalized Art Creations:

Modge Podge Personalized Letters:
I am shouting out to my dear friend Cathy who first gave me the idea.
DIY Personalized Letters

Letters: can be found at Michael's or Hobby Lobby

Photo Memory Board:
DIY Photo Memory Board

Fabric: Hancock Fabrics

Bow Organizer:
This is super easy.  Just follow the beginning directions on the Photo Memory Board tutorial.  Then instead of criss-crossing the ribbon, run the ribbon vertically with about 2.5 inches between each ribbon.  Ta-Da! DIY Bow holder.
Fabric and Ribbon: Hobby Lobby

Wall Art:
Etsy is Your Friend.  As is Pinterest.

Blond Girl Prints:

These four pictures I found from Etsy Seller rkdsign88 by searching for "cupcake".  What I love about her art work is that you can do a grouping of 4 pieces measuring 8x10.  You can choose the hair color too.  I saw this print and thought it was my Ellie.

"Making Cupcakes"

These prints were my inspiration for the rest of the room--Cupcake Meets Princess.  I bought frames for $4 each at IKEA.  A great deal that comes with some issues.  Such as trying to hang them equally and getting them to hang straight.  When I get around to it (i.e. in a year or so), I think that I will attach my own frame mounts to the back of the frames).  All four are hanging in a grouping over Ellie's dresser.

Top Left: Oops More Lovely Cupcakes
Top Right: Adorable
Bottom Left: A Princess
Bottom Right: Making Cupcakes

Scrapbook Cupcake Wall Art:
I am announcing that I actually made something from one of my pins on Pinterest.  Typically, I just pin and pin and well, never do anything after that.  I found the cupcake hole puncher at Joann's.  This piece of art is hanging over Ellie's bookshelf across from her bed.

How-To from Patches of Pink: Cupcake Picture Frame

Shadow Box:

Fabrics and Linen:

The fabric that I used is seen throughout the room--in the Shadow Bow, within the embroidery hoops, on the Bow Holder and Fabric Photo Memory Board, as well as on her bedding.

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art: (aka cheapest wall art ever)
I mainly used Fat Quilting Quarters from Hancock and Joann's, but used ~ 1/3 yard with the flannel cupcake fabric.  Yes, I mixed my fabrics.  Cotton and flannel, together.  I was going to spray paint the flimsy wooden embroidery hoops, but got too lazy so they are hanging out au-natural.  The Bear is able to remove the blue one and the large cupcake one by standing on her bed.  I am not overly concerned because they will not cause an injury (well, maybe a splinter or something equally anticlimactic) nor will it be a huge deal if she breaks the $0.59 hoop.

The Chunky Chicken is not a big fan of a flat sheet, a quilt, a duvet, or even a blanket so I tried to spice things up with pillow cases.  Not that she sleeps with pillows either.  I used the same flannel as the embroidery hoop--from Hancock.  The other cupcake fabric is from Hobby Lobby.  If you can sew a somewhat straight line, then you can do this.  Here is a great youtube Tutorial.

Again, if you can sew a straight line, you can do this.  I purchased 6 yard of this fabric from Hobby Lobby.  Cut it in half--so ~3 yards for each panel.  I double hemmed the sides, top, and bottom of each panel.  I then folded over the top of each panel by about 3-4 inches and sewed a straight line, creating a tunnel for the curtain rod to slide through.  I used the left over fabric for a small envelope-style pillow [not pictured].

I know I said that there were 2 pink walls and now you can finally see the pink wall in this pick.

For all my griping about the pink, I really need to embrace the girly-ness of my awesomely sassy daughter.  After all, my husband thinks nothing of walking out of a Walmart with a bright pink plastic swimming pool because he "thought she would like the pink over the blue".  I should be more like my husband.  Andrew, if you are reading this post, ignore the previous sentence.  Like, erase it from your mind completely.



  1. So cute! I'm sure she loves her room.

    1. Thanks you, Crystal. Every day she points to the pillows and signs "cake".

  2. Seriously, lots of fun in that room! You went all craft-tastic and I love it. I'm going to try to the hoop project with some Sesame Street fabric and Super Why if I can find it!

    1. I know that you can find Sesame Street, but not sure about Super Why. I will keep an eye out for Super Why--I don't have much luck with Hancock. Joann's and Hobby Lobby carry better fabrics. Or you can buy online. Hmmmm, I need to research! Super readers, to the rescue!

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    1. Thanks, Becca. I can sort of sew a straight line. . . these projects are forgiving, each, cheap, and fast.

  4. I love all your DIYs! Everything is so cute and I must have that cupcake hole punch; Joann's here I come.

    1. I am trying to remember which Joann's. I KNEW you would like the hole punch :)

  5. That's darling! I LOVED the cupcake hole punch picture, and her shadow box... awwwe!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. You have been getting crafty over on your blog too! One of these days I will get brave and try to quilt. I might ask you to hold my hand!

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    1. Some how, I KNEW you would say that! I am learning to embrace this girly-girl daughter of mine.

  8. It's BEAUTIFUL!!! The bow holder is so totally cute!!!! The letters are perfect!! Happy Pink Room, Miss Ellie!! Your mama is very talented!

    1. We need to make Super Joe a super hero room! Well, without the bow holder. Maybe a cape-holder?

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    1. Gracious! I will cry with Miss Arlynn gets her big girl room.


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