Hoop Tree – All Washi-d Up!

Revamping a  DIY Sorting and Counting Toy

As T-Bird is getting older and has now thoroughly mastered the challenges of our DIY baby toy, the Hoop Tree, I wanted to spice things up a bit by injecting some colour and adding a colour matching/sorting game element. I considered painting the hoops and branches, but that would have been far to much work. Being lazy, I went for a quick ‘n’ dirty fix instead. We already have some larger wooden rings decorated with trailing ribbons, so, to make these a little different, this time I went with washi tape

DIY toy for babies and toddlers - wooden mug tree with hoops wrapped in washi tape.

DIY colourful toy for toddlers out of a mug tree, curtain hoops and washi tape!

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Vintage Loveliness… Bucket Chair

Quick and Colourful Washi Tape Fix for Tatty Chair Legs

I lucked upon a lovely old bucket chair in my local vintage emporium recently, and have been in a quandary ever since as to what to do with it.

I was thinking of painting the original pink woven seat a funkier, brighter colour, but when I’d given it a good clean, it was in such good condition that it seemed a crime to cover up.  The legs, however, were a rather tatty silver that was knocked and peeling in places.  Recalling another recent project that I’d almost painted, I got out my washi tape instead.

vintage bucket chair with owl cushion

Our vintage bucket chair – so comfortable for night feeds, and so much fun for them once they’re bigger!

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Play Simple… Hoop Tree

Instant Homemade Toy for Toddlers and Babies

Toys are great. We love toys in my house and I’ll freely admit we spend far too much time and money buying far too many toys for our kids. That said, when it comes to inspiring engaging play, I’ve found the tried and tested simple play opportunities provided by everyday household objects will keep our youngest sproglet absorbed just as long as any toy, and often even longer.

Baby playing with mug tree covered in wooden rings

Make a Hoop Tree for babies and toddlers out of a mug stand and wooden curtain rings.

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