Bored of your bedroom? Here are seven suggestions to brighten up any boudoir!
1.Bring the outdoors inside by making brightly coloured tissue paper flower. These can be neatly folded of simply scrunched up before being glued on to green pipe cleaners and placed in a vase filled with coloured sand or pebbles. Alternatively, they can be hung from the ceiling.
2.Using a hula hoop, some ribbon/rope and fabric of your choice ,you can create your own hideaway or den. Simply attach four equal lengths of ribbon (approx 1m)to the hula hoop and gather the ends at the top. Using a hot glue gun, attach the fabric all the way round the hoop. (Be careful, the glue gets very hot!) Once it is dry, this will form a curtain which can be hung from the ceiling by the ribbon, giving you some privacy from nagging parents or younger brothers and sisters!
3.Get creative using simply an artist’s canvas (any size) ribbons and pins. This idea is very cheap to make but will cheer up any wall in your bedroom as well as storing important things. Stretch the ribbon over the canvas, pinning both ends into the back. You can make straight or diagonal lines or a mixture if you’re feeling creative. As long as the ribbon is tight on the canvas, it will hold photographs and any important letters, notes ect by simply slotting them between the ribbons.
4.Would you like to make a bland wall look wacky. Then I’ll show you how to make a patterned honeycomb wall with; wallpaper scraps, wallpaper paste, a pencil, cardboard, scissors, a craft knife (an adult will be advised), cutting board and a set square. First draw a regular hexagon, in the desired size, on cardboard and cut out using the craft knife. Next use this template to draw on the back of wallpaper with different designs and colours. Using your pair of scissors or the craft knife and a cutting board start to cut out the shapes. Then prepare wallpaper paste according to the instructions. Spread the glue on the back of the hexagons. Finally glue the hexagons to the wall. They should be evenly spaced. Quick tip: Add extra interest by applying the shapes to the wall in an asymmetric arrangement.
5. You don’t need a huge garden to grow plants, you can make a cute little terrarium to sit on a windowsill or shelf, it makes a great sight to look at every morning. You just need; a glass container, clay pellets, soil, a few plants of choice and a watering can. Fill half the jar with clay pellets and compost then press it down and place the plants in. Finally make sure water the plants and put the jar on the windowsill or shelf.
6.Have you grown out of your favourite pyjama’s or top but its too precious to throw away? You don’t have to, you can make them into a snazzy pillow cover for a unique aspect. First get your pyjama top/top and cut off the sleeves, if you would like. Then if you cut the sleeves off sew the holes up. Finally you can place the pillow case on your pillow and you can place it on your bed.
7.Lets make a stylish screen to go in front of your window so, when you open the window up, insects can’t get in. Start with a bamboo pole and paint with acrylic paint, so then lave to dry. Next cut the needed length of thread eight times but leave a little to tie around the pole. tie a few different plastic animals on each piece of thread and hang on the top of your bedroom window.