By emseandesme, Oct 14 2016 01:21PM

Hopefully you will have received your Bear In The Hood Dress Up Pattern (link) and are now eager to try your hand at some simple DIY woodwork. Here goes!

The dress up box/rail is really simple and easy to construct especially when you get your wood cut to size at the Hardware Store (I wouldnt recommend you start sawing MDF). All the measurements are in the pattern instruction booklet. We bought our products at B&Q and they came to £31.

You will need a spare pair of hands for this, my dad helped me and even though I'm 40 he still doesn't trust me with his drill!

Let's get started!

The materials you will need for construction
The materials you will need for construction

Step 1. Lay your base panel on the floor. Next to it place a side panel at a right angle, flush to the base, and mark a line in pencil.

Step 2. Mark 3 equal points in which you are going to drill a hole.

Step 3. Drill holes slighty thinner than the screws you are going to use. We counter sunk our screw heads so used a larger drill head penetrating the MDF roughly 4 millimetres (ish).

Step 4. Squiggle some wood glue along the strip.

Step 5. Now screw your 3 screws into the side and through to the base

Step 6. Repeat for the second side and you should now have this structure.

Step 7. In exactly the same way as you did the sides, put the front side, resting on the floor against the base and sides. Mark with a pencil, mark holes (3 along each side and 4 along the bottom). Drill holes, glue and screw.

Step 8. Repeat for the back panel of the box.

Step 9. You are finished, your box should look as mine does below.

I've only rested the rail and sockets here for illustration. Before I screw on the rail sockets, I will paint the box/rail then screw in the brass sockets and rail once done.

By emseandesme, Sep 23 2015 10:44AM

Sitting your children down a few days after the avalanche of Birthday and Christmas presents are opened to write thank you cards can be a struggle. I loved writing thank you cards bizarely, my sister was never enthusiastic! All the same, we were both always made to do it. Its just good manners after all!

Now in the Bear in the Hood shop you can buy these lovely Colour Your OwnThank You Cards, they come in packs of 8 (includes 2 designs) and of course with envelopes. The colouring bit is fun and keeps your children busy for a while and Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles etc will love the personal touch.

Hope you like!

By emseandesme, Sep 21 2015 01:48PM

Winter is coming and it will soon be time to get snuggly. Our Bear Balaclavas are just the thing for keeping little heads warm, and look so cute on. There are 8 colours to choose from. They are hand knitted and machine washable. In stock we have size 2-4 but if you would like to order a smaller or larger size then get in touch.

Bear Balaclava Red & Navy
Bear Balaclava Red & Navy
Boys Bear Balaclava
Boys Bear Balaclava
Girls Bear Balaclava
Girls Bear Balaclava

By emseandesme, Sep 10 2015 12:02PM

There is ALOT of bunting out there, hopefully you will think Bear in the Hoods flag style is the prettiest.!

By emseandesme, Aug 30 2015 10:11AM

New to our shop, these little rompers are such a great gift for a new born. Available in three colours and printed to order.

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