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Money is tight this year and christmas is right around the corner. Im thinking of doing a homemade christmas. Theme: bedroom makeovers. I have a 8 yr old girly girl and a 12 yr old girl whos just coming out of the tomboy stage. Any thoughts on what to do?

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Asked by mmarchey at 3:23 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Find out what their favorite colors are and get them a bed set. Then include something fun like a game or something.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 3:40 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Depending on your skills you can make quilts in their favorite colors, or do no sew blankets. The 12 year old might like a cd curtain. If you''re familiar with the old beaded curtains it looks like that except its made of old cd's. I dont have a link to it anymore but you could probably google it. It looks really cute and funky. Making or buying posters for their rooms that can be framed are always good.. Have them give you ideas and maybe you could paint a mural on the wall. If you're like me and can't' really draw a straight line, maybe you could borrow an overhead projector and place a picture on it so it will show up on the wall and then you could trace it and then fill it in.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 3:55 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Thank you, the cd curtin would be right up her alley! great idea..

    Comment by mmarchey (original poster) at 3:59 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • TAlk to them about it and see what they would like to do.
    You can buy dollar a yard fabrics at walmart or Joanne Fabrics and make their curtains, their room dividers, etc. Sewing simple fabrics together is really easy.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:01 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Is there an old piece of furniture you have around the house, or in their bedrooms(wooden?) that you could refinish/decorate/give a new life to ? If not you could go garage sale shopping to look for a piece that could be redone.

    Answer by minimo77 at 8:36 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Im in the same position as you are in and I too have a 9yr old girlie girl, and a 12 yr old tomboy. I think the whole bedroom makeovers are a great idea. For the girlie girl: Maybe colors like pinks and purples and maybe some things that she likes. For the 12yr maybe a sport that she likes and her fav color. Unfortunatly my 2 girls share a room so theres a mix of their fav things in their room.

    Answer by Stormy0225 at 10:27 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Good idea!

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:52 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • new paint & new bed set

    Answer by MsWood729 at 5:13 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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