The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, remains a timeless favorite for people of all ages. Since so many adults have fond memories of the book, it is no wonder that it has become a popular nursery theme. To create a Cat in the Hat nursery, use colors and motifs from the book as inspiration. While there is some mass-produced merchandise, making your own Cat in the Hat decor means your nursery is one-of-a-kind.
Paint the Walls
Prepare sheet rock walls for painting by removing any hanging objects and filling holes with spackling paste. Move large objects toward the center of the room if they cannot be moved out.
Carefully remove outlet and switch plates. Add a piece of tape over the outlet faces to protect them from paint. Place plastic sheeting or tarp on the floor of the area in which you will be painting. If necessary, move the sheeting as your painting progresses.
Use a brush to cut paint in around the ceiling, floor, around windows, outlets, switches, and in corners.
Pour some paint into a tray, then roll on to fill the walls. Repeat, cutting around corners and rolling on another coat if the first coat does not provide good coverage. Allow paint to thoroughly dry. Replace all outlet covers and return furniture to its place.
Baby Name Display
Hold the two dowel rods together to form a lower case "t" shape. Wrap twine around their intersection and tie them in place.
Fold a sheet of white tissue paper on the diagonal to form a triangle. Hot glue it to the upper right quarter of the kite form, folding under any excess tissue paper.
Fold a second sheet of white tissue paper on the diagonal to form another triangle. Hot glue it to the lower left quarter of the kite form, folding under any excess tissue paper.
Fold a sheet of red tissue paper on the diagonal to form a triangle. Hot glue it to the upper left quarter of the kite form, folding under any excess tissue paper.
Fold a second sheet of red tissue paper on the diagonal to form another triangle. Hot glue it to the lower right quarter of the kite form, folding under any excess tissue paper.
Hot glue a long strand of black yarn to the dowel rod at the bottom of the kite.
Paint mini wooden clothespins with white paint and allow to dry.
Cut 4-inch circles from red construction paper or card stock. Cut enough circles to spell out baby's name.
Cut the letters to spell baby's name from white card stock or construction paper. The letters should fit within the 4-inch circles. Glue the white letters onto the red circles. Clip them to the kite's tail with the mini clothespins.
Hang the kite on the selected wall with removable adhesive strips. Pull the kite tail banner to the right, holding it in place with black push pins through the yarn.
Use a simple red and white horizontal striped fabric for the crib comforter.
Add a red or black cushion to a rocker.
Use red and white vertical striped fabric for the curtains or valance.