It’s that time of year where your children have broken up from school for the summer holidays, and they’re in need of something to keep them busy. Why not take on the challenge of redecorating their bedroom with new curtains and blinds, or adding a few new additions? We’ve put together some children’s interior craft project ideas that you could do with your children when you’re stuck for something to do, keeping them busy and keeping their mind active – with an added bonus of refreshing their bedroom decor!
Make your own bunting:
You will need:
- 2 m of fabric (1 m in one design, 1 m in another)
- Pinking shears
- Needle and Thread
- 3.5 m of ribbon
- Template of bunting shape (provided in link below)
Open up the template provided and print the document in its actual size format (the bunting size once printed should be approx 15 cm wide and 19 cm long). Once you’ve done that, cut the template out.
Pin your template to one of your fabric choices, and cut around it with your pinking shears. Repeat the process on your other fabric choice, and keep going until you have 8 of one design, and 7 of the other. The picture below shows the layout of both designs.
Lay out your ribbon and starting 5 cm in, sew the top of the bunting flags onto the ribbon with your needle and thread, or a sewing machine if you have one. Make sure you leave a 5 cm gap between each flag and at the end. Any access ribbon can be cut off after the 5 cm end piece.
Now it’s time to hang it up! But before you do that, you can decorate the bunting however you wish, with contrasting buttons and beads, or you could even glue on some pom poms!
These fabrics can also be used for curtains or roman blinds, so you can follow the same colours and themes throughout the room’s decor. You can also use wallpaper to make your own bunting, you don’t necessarily have to use fabric – just simply glue the bunting flags to the ribbon instead!
Create your own wall art:
You will need:
- 7 photo frames of all sorts of different sizes
- 3 designs of wallpaper
- Tape measure/ruler
- Picture hooks
Measure the size of the frames to work out what measurement you will need to cut the wallpapers to.
Choose which wallpaper designs you want in which frames, and the layout you would like. Then start to cut out the pieces of wallpaper to fit the frames, and pop them in the frames once done.
Now all you need to do is pop them up on the wall with your hammer and picture hooks, in whatever formation you wish! You can also use washi tape or other embellishments to decorate your frames, to add your own bespoke touch to them.
The wallpapers below feature contrasting patterns and colourways to really set the rooms scene.
Other wallpaper and curtain fabric uses:
- Make your own cushion covers
- Cover your own lampshades
- Decorate and cover your own stationary pot
To have a look at what other wallpapers and curtain fabrics you can choose from, have a look at our brands page to gather some more inspiration.
Why not follow our most recent Pinterest board to see more wallpaper and fabric craft tutorials? A mix of ideas that you can easily do with your children in the school holidays and on rainy weekends in: