A Handmade Christmas

December 18, 2012

Every year when the holidays roll around, I aspire to make make make — food, home decor, gifts, outdoor decorations.

Actually doing all of those things — some years I am more successful than others. This year we made salt dough ornaments and a pine cone garland, but other than that, I saved all my creative energy for this:

It’s a baby doll crib utilizing these plans from rockstar Ana White.

The crib took about six hours to build, sand, and paint. Chris bought the wood and cut it for me, and he helped me finish all the pocket holes. The cost for wood was about $35, and we used paint we had on hand. So good news! If you want to make one of these, it’s not expensive, and you still have time!

I sewed the crib mattress, sheet, blanket, pillow, and pillow case from scratch, without a pattern. I wanted the set to match the new bedding I sewed for Mackenzie last May, and luckily, I had enough scraps leftover.

If you decide to make a set, just use the same logic you would from infant-sized crib bedding and scale it down to about 20% of the finished size.


Oh, my goodness, I cannot wait for Christmas. 🙂

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  • Reply Hope December 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Sooooo cute!


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