You make it by making it yourself. And here’s a perfect example: a simple stool with a cute baby chair and a big mirror for the front.
A simple stool with baby chair in it by Liana de la Fuente
Here are some basic steps you can do in advance, but it’s best to do it before the big weekend. This is how you can make it:
Make sure that you have a big enough work table (and you should) because you’ll need to cut the pieces of white plastic.
Make sure that your counters have the correct height (you should use an old piece with a sharpened edge to make sure the stool doesn’t roll down the table).
Pick one side of the stool (the right side of the middle).
Then make a frame, if you like. You can buy a plastic frame from our friends over at Fabric. You could also make your own (I’m not very good at it).
Take about 1-1/2″ by 1-1/2″ pieces that are the same size as the legs (you are creating one long stool). Cut them out and put the rest of the pieces in a plastic tub to stop it from coming apart.
Then put them in the tub and make your frames.
Get some fabric and cut several triangles in the same size. Take 3-4 different types of fabric and cut them out.
Use one to mark on the stool where your frame fits. Be careful not to cut out too much space (you don’t want it to come apart) but leave enough material for it to come together.
Using fabric is much easier than you think it is (and you’ll remember the shapes you created earlier) You can get a variety of fabrics but try with a cotton canvas (it will shrink down a bit and still make perfect fabric). There are many fabrics you can use, but I love a silk fabric because it’s soft and can be sewn into fabric.
It’s a fun project for any age, even babies. I’d strongly go for making something of it when you are with newborns or nursing babies. They don’t mind too much about being uncomfortable.
If you don’t have enough time, here are some more tutorials you should check out:
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