Children's Cozy Reading Nook

Children's Cozy Reading Nook

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 14th 2017

Give the kids a place to chill this season with a nook painted with Americana Decor® Satin Enamels™.


    • scissors
    • 2" flat brush
    • burlap
    • Mason jars
    • fabric of choice
    • jute twine
    • wooden snowflakes
    • clear fishing line
    • battery-operated tealight
    • screws
    • sewing machine
    • cup hooks
    • yarn
    • clamps
    • christmas tree
    • rotary cutter
    • pillows
    • fabric fat quarter
    • ball lights
    • fairy lights
    • wood slices
    • wood branches and twigs
    • wooden structure
    • Fa La La La La wooden banner



    A fat quarter of fabric is a one-fourth yard cut that usually measures 18" x 22".

    1. Clean all surfaces of the wooden structure to be painted.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Dry-brush the box with Pure White using a 2" flat brush. (Let the wood grain and mill marks show through.) Let the paint dry completely. Repeat with Warm White.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Add cup holder hooks to the ceiling of the structure to hang lights and snowflakes.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. To create the pillow pads: Measure the fabric based on the pillows chosen.
    8. Sew each selvage edges with the wrong sides together.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Put the right sides together and sew the ends of the pillow pad.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. Turn the right side out and sew equal spaces for the pillows.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Insert the pillows and fluff.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. For the fabric banners: Cut the four fat quarters into 2"-wide strips.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. Tie each piece of fabric onto string. Fold the fabric strip in half and loop the ends of the fabric strip through the loop. Pull tight to secure.
    19. Instruction #10
    20. Add a cup hook to the wall and attach the banner to each end.
    21. Instruction #11
    22. Mix together (1) part Warm White and (1) part Woodland Green. Paint the Falalalala banner using the mix. Let dry. Hand-paint the middles of the "A's" using Pure White. Let dry. Thread string through the banner.
    23. Instruction #12
    24. Add hooks to the wall and attach the banner to each end.
    25. Instruction #13
    26. Paint the wooden snowflakes using Warm White. Using fishing line, attach the snowflakes to the hooks on the wooden structure's ceiling.
    27. Instruction #14
    28. Attach lights to the hooks of the structure.
    29. Instruction #15
    30. Make wool weaving decoration using burlap attached to wood. (Use a variety of stitches and textures.)
    31. Hang the wool decoration using hooks and yarn.
    32. Instruction #17
    33. Hang a goodnight sign using a hook.
    34. Instruction #18
    35. Create a faux fire using natural branches and fairy lights.
    36. Instruction #19
    37. Attach the hose clamps to the wall of the structure in desired locations.
    38. Instruction #20
    39. Add a Mason jar filled with natural tree slices and a battery operated tealight. Tighten the clamps to secure jars.the
    40. Instruction #21
    41. Tie coordinating yarn around the tree and place near pillow pad. Add more fairy lights, if desired.
    42. Instruction #22
    43. Add wool balls in a basket for an indoor snowball fight.