Pinterest Challenge : Nap Mat

18 Aug

Raise your hands if you love Pinterest! You know I do…almost 400 pins and still pinning away.

Pinterest is fabulous for inspiration and ideas…but let’s be honest…how many of us ‘pinners’ have actually made anything we’ve found on Pinterest?

Angie had a great idea now that she is back in the Lone Star State and only a quick 3 hour drive apart. We plan to have DIY weekends together, working on projects and creating new projects from ideas we’ve found in blog land.

And we hope to have a blogger meet up so we can meet and hang out with our blog friends who love that same things we love. More on that soon…

Then we heard Layla joined in the Pinterest party along with these fun bloggers. Angie and I knew we weren’t the only ones not following through on Pinterest ideas.

But it was only a matter of time…I found this awesome nap mat several months ago and knew I would make this for Bubbie once he started back to preschool this fall.

Do you love? I love. And it was incredibly simple, easy and CHEAP!!


I found several nap mats online but didn’t want the $50+ price tag.

Here’s the breakdown:

$2.50 pillows from Target – I bought 4 but only used 3
$5.50 2-pk pillow cases from Walmart
Recycled plaid Ralph Lauren pillow cases from my linen closet
Recycled red cording to use a tie

Total cost: $11.00

Total project time: 10 minutes (minus washing the pillow cases before sewing)

Pardon the pictures…I took them with my phone. My camera was dead as a doorknob…

Decide how long you want your mat…I used 3 pillows for my 3 year old:

Pin the pillow cases together and sew a straight seam…

This is what you get:

Insert pillows:

And the finished mat looks like this:

Big sister likes it:

And he loves it!

Seriously comfy and will be so easy to wash every week…slip out the pillows, wash the cases, and the nap mat will be fresh and clean every week.

Happy napping, friends!



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7 Responses to “Pinterest Challenge : Nap Mat”

  1. Sue August 18, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    Love it

  2. Angie August 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Bubbie is going to be the luckiest kid in preschool with that nap mat! Adorable!!!

  3. Layla September 6, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    SOOOO creative, cozy and cute!!!!!!!
    And thanks for the sweet shout out too, Carrie! :-D

  4. Rachel October 25, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    I just saw these!!!! SOOOOOOOO adorable!!! I cant wait to make theseeee!! Your sooo creative!! <3

    • Angie & Carrie October 26, 2011 at 10:46 am #

      LOL!!! Someone stopped me at his school yesterday asking me where I got the napmat…I told them ‘my linen closet!’ He loves his napmat…and sleeps like a baby at school. xoxo, Carrie

  5. Jessica November 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Here is my version love this… Thank you for sharing!

  6. jwkstyle September 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Thanks for the great idea! I added invisible zippers so I can throw it in the washer!

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