DIY Kid's Reading Nook

8 Materials
2 Hours

This corner in Ryan's room was missing something. But I couldn't decide what. When I thought about what she really loved, I knew it had to do with books! This little girl has so many books but no where to enjoy them!

So I set out to make her the cutest little reading nook you ever did see!

diy kid s reading nook

Materials you'll need are:

Sheer Fabric (I used 5 yards)

Embroidery Hoop (the inside hoop)

Floral Stems


Gold Glitter Spray

Hot Glue Gun

Fringe (5 yds)


diy kid s reading nook

Start by hot gluing the top of your fabric around the perimeter of the hoop. You’ll want to make sure your fabric is long enough to sweep the floor. The length of my wall ceiling to floor was around 7 feet so I used 2.5 yards of fabric on each side of the hoop.

Once you have your fabric hot glued to your hoop, flip the hoop upside down so the fabric covers the hoop and you can’t see anymore of the wood.

diy kid s reading nook

The next step to spruce up your reading nook, is to glue fringe on the exposed sides of the fabric. I used my hot glue gun again for this.

diy kid s reading nook
diy kid s reading nook

Dress up the top of your reading nook by hot gluing cut floral stems to the embroidery hoop around the opening. I chose to incorporate blush pinks and golds to fit with the theme of Ryan’s room.

diy kid s reading nook

Grab your feathers and give them a spray of Rust-Oleum glitter spray to add some sparkle and shine. I strung them up by using some fishing line and hot gluing the ends of the line to the embroidery hoop.

diy kid s reading nook
diy kid s reading nook

String your reading nook up by attaching ribbon to the embroidery hoop using at least three strands. Tie them into a knot and hang on a hook from your ceiling.

diy kid s reading nook

I then set up a cute little stool and magazine holder to store her books in, complete with a rug underneath. She loves it! You can get creative with this part and add some floor pillows or even a rocking chair!

diy kid s reading nook
diy kid s reading nook
diy kid s reading nook

Suggested materials:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sheer Fabric
  • Ribbon
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Hayden Scharrer

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Susie
    on Nov 11, 2018

    May I suggest a small childs rocker? Might be a little more comfortable for her. You can tell she feels so loved! 💕💕 👍👍

  • Victoria
    on Nov 12, 2018

    Did you make the flowers? They are cute!!

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