I wanted to show you all the details for the Baby Bear beds we made for Natalie’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears party. Like I said before, I think these would be great handmade gifts for siblings, cousins, or friends. Any little animal or doll would be cozy in one of these beds!
We made the beds using these $1 wood crates from Michael’s craft store. We removed the handle and the top side slats. My husband cut one of the ends a bit shorter to make a foot board, but you don’t have to do that step. We gave the ends a little sanding to round over the edges, too.
To make legs, we added wood buttons to the bottom of each bed. We used wood glue to attach these.
We made mattresses, pillows, and blankets for each bed.
For the mattresses, I sewed three pieces of white felt together in four straight seams. I made my pieces larger than the bed, then trimmed to fit after sewing.
The pillows were made with felt and stuffed with a little bit of stuffing – cotton balls would work, too. Natalie wanted to sew the blankets herself – she is doing really well with the sewing machine!
The blankets are very simple – two pieces of flannel stitched right-sides together, leaving an opening on one of the long sides for turning. We worked together to turn all the blankets right-side out, then I did the top stitching to close the hole. Need a no-sew option? Just cut rectangles of fleece or felt for blankets. No sewing or hemming necessary!
That’s it! Cozy, little beds ready for Baby Bear. From what I hear, these little bears and beds are getting a lot of playtime at our friends’ houses!
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