Super Simple & Free No-Sew DIY Toddler Bed Skirt

If you are moving your child from a crib to a toddler bed, you are probably still using the crib quilt and fitted sheet (I’ve got an inexpensive DIY toddler flat sheet/fitted sheet set coming up one day soon), but that cute coordinating crib skirt is probably way too tall for your toddler bed.

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And, if you are anything like us, you are using every inch of storage you can find, especially if your daughter’s room does not have a closet. So we keep Sis’s bedding under her bed.

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Although the storage is not a total eye sore, it’s still not the prettiest bit of functionality in her otherwise adorable big girl room.

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So, to make her crib skirt work for this shorter bed, I simply [removed the mattress and] put the skirt on like normal, then took the two sides and bottom and folded them back up on themselves. [I left the head of the bed unpinned since it’s hidden away against the wall.]

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Then I safety pinned the folds in the middle on each side and at the two bottom corners.

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Throw the mattress back on and shazaam! You have a perfectly custom “tailored” & free new bedskirt for your child’s toddler bed. AND a secret hiding place for extra bedding or whatever else you are wanting to stow away.

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Much better! Also, since you are not permanently altering the bedskirt, you can still use, sell, or donate it as a crib set when your big girl or boy gets even bigger!

Okay, one more before and after:

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So, anyone else out there give an old item an updated new life? Rebel against our throw-away culture with me! Wheeeeeee!

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