Or, Creating A Reading Nook, Part Two!

Last week, I showed you how I found a corner in my bedroom to put together a little reading nook. It’s a small little space, but just perfect for me to snuggle in for a little private self-time. And while I already love it, it needed a few touches to make it a little cozier and a little more personal to me.

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I hemmed and hawed for days. What in the world could I do besides just hanging some pictures? I love art, sure, but I love yarn and my kids and reading even more. And then, some ideas started to take shape. My kid’s art, yarn flowers, plants … things that make it come alive for me. I had to get a little DIY, but here’s how easy it was to put together:

  1. I found two old clay frames that my kids gave me for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago. Perfect!
  2. A few little succulents on sale from the local plant nursery.
  3. Dug through my pile of artwork I already had and chose the perfect one (You can’t see it, but it’s a Monet canvas behind my squishy chair)
  4. Crafted a little yarnie creation to pull it all together.

Et Voila!

Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.com Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.comPom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.comAren’t the pom-pom flowers just the neatest? Here’s how you can make your own as a cute decoration…

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  1. Pick up some willow tree stems, two small glass bottles, and a bottle of acrylic satin glass paint.Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.com
  2. Paint the two bottles. Multiple coats and then let dry. Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.com
  3. Make pom-poms! There are a ton of tutorials online you can use, but I just used our handy-dandy pom-pom maker. I suggest using child labor for this part.Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.comPom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.com
  4. Snip the willow tree twigs to the desired length.
  5. Hot glue the pom-poms to the willow tree stems.Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.com
  6. (optional) use command adhesive velcro strips to adhere to the back of the glass and to the wall. Attach in place.
  7. Arrange your “flowers” in their new vase on the wall.Pom-Pom Flower Vase Craft Tutorial. www.craftofalughter.com

To say I am tickled is an understatement. I’m enchanted to the point that I want to spend all day here, reading and knitting. But, I suppose I do have to be a grown-up, huh?

Tabetha
A freelance editor, writer, and knitwear designer attempting to also raise a family, practice photography, and stay organized without losing my mind.