Who likes a naptime project that looks Pinterest pretty? Who just sat up a little straighter and got ready to get down to business? For the non-parents (you lucky late-sleeping-on-Saturday folks), a naptime project is one you can accomplish from start to finish while the wee one slumbers. Because once they wake up, all project progress comes to a screeching halt. On the days my daughter, Elsa, is home with me and not with her we’re-so-lucky-to-have-her-in-our-lives sitter/nanny (snanny?), naptime projects are the only kind of crafty/DIY business I have any prayer of finishing.
Elsa was going to have a friend come over for a post-nap playdate a couple days ago and I knew there would need to be a mid-afternoon snack involved. I had some leftovers from a project I did recently, including some fun felt garlands that fit perfectly, so I set up Elsa’s table and chairs (IKEA, best thing ever for kid furniture) out on our deck for the girls to have their snack in the sunny fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t create a tablescape for every toddler snacktime. But I had fun party paraphernalia on hand and, hey, I like making things pretty. It’s just a thing with me.
You won’t believe how crazy easy it was to whip up these garlands. Only recently did I purchase my first sewing machine and I’m still juuuust barely proficient, so if I say this was simple, I’m completely serious. And as cute as the garlands looked on the chair backs, they’d look fantastic as a longer garland for a birthday party or (hint, hint) summer celebration. I chose the shape of my felt pieces because, let’s face it, the typical triangle bunting has become just a little overdone. Still cute and classic, but let’s shake things up, shall we?