Thursday, July 14, 2011

Recovered nap mat

Good morning everyone!!  I have started to get back into my crafts, slowly but surely.

I’m sure most of yall have seen those ugly red and blue nap mats that the kids take to school for nap time.  Well we inherited a pretty well used one the other day and my oldest son Landon loved it, but I was ready to get rid of it as soon as we received it.  It was so worn there were several rips and tears all over it.   BUT since he wouldn’t let me throw it out I decided I would recover it and make it look much better so that I would at least feel a little better about him laying on it. 


Can you see the big tear right in the middle?  There are also several small rips and tears all over it.


I found the fabric I used at Goodwill, it was a duvet cover that originally came from Ikea.  He LOVES it.  I am working on a pillow to go with it.  I love how it has the extra sheet part for him to cover up with.  This is going to be perfect for sleep overs or nap time at school.  And the next best part,  it still folds up and stores away nicely.


See how nice it folds up, it won’t take up much space at all in their room so I guess we can hold on to this nap mat for a little while longer.  Oh and I also re-used the plastic that was covering the foam.  I cut it into squares and punched a hole through one of the corners making it into a type of dry erase book.  They can write all over the plastic and then wipe it clean.  So none of the original mat went to waste.  That’s my kind of project.  So what do you think?  So until next time….


Happy Crafting!!!


  1. I love it! It's a perfect alternative to a little one's sleeping bag.

    I also love that you found a use for the old plastic cover, too. I'm always looking for ways to use something before I throw it out, but I would have never thought of a dry erase book. You're a genius!

  2. Love it! I really like the fabric you used :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  3. Oh my gosh! Too cute, are just so crafty!


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