How to make the Lille Huset prim and proper bed: Pop out the bed pieces and two pieces of decorative trim. Cut the decorative trim pieces in half and tape them to the head and footboard, punch holes in the top to add bakers twine. Cut paper to the size of the mattress to make a duvet and cut out a fabric square for a pillow. Add paper to the bottom brace to make a dust ruffle. Cut out paper and add to the fronts of the head and footboard with tape and add paper to the new bed posts. Draw on a pretty P and roses to make it a special Primrose bed. Stand up the headboard and footboard with the bottom brace. Slide in the mattress. Add the new duvet and pillow and you’ve made it!
As promised here is the first thing to make for your Primrose, making it the perfect English cottage, a sod roof. I made mine with artificial moss. I used: SuperMoss, you can click here to buy it at Joann. I cut it to size and attached it to the roof of the primrose with glue dots. My kids went crazy when they saw it. Tomorrow, we will make a super cute window box for the front.
I have been so excited about starting this series of “Make it” for your huset that I spent all day working on our first one, Primrose. I have started a board on pinterest with English cottage inspiration (you can link to it here). It will take a few days to post all of the things I made but I hope you are excited to follow along and ask any questions along the way! Enjoy! Day one: Supplies
Every huset needs to be snuggly and cozy inside so we have been working on a simple quilt you can make for your home. All you need is: One piece of fabric cut 8 inches long by 4 inches wide Quilt batting: I like the eco friendly option from “The Warm Company” Sewing Machine or needle and thread (you can do this by hand too). Now get started (follow the simple directions below):
… Boring! Here is a super quick 2 step “how to” about curtains… Design tip: When you make your curtains think about how to make your windows really interesting. Step 1: cut your shade/ curtain with any detail you like just large enough to be a little bigger than the actual window opening. Step 2: Tape the “shade/curtain” to the back side of the window. TIP: use some cute tape so your window is cute from both sides. Voila!