The addition of a new member in the family is a cause of merry-making and celebration. You would naturally want to give the best to your child and the first step in this process is to present him/her with an adorable nursery. Hiring a designer to do up yours baby’s nursery room can take a toll on your expenses. But don’t you worry, there are still ways by which you can do up a nursery in a beautiful manner. One of these ways is to go the DIY route where not only do you put your creativity to use but also don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Below are some DIY ideas for your baby’s nursery room which are extremely creative in nature.
1. Use Paint
Babies like looking at color. A great idea is to paint the ceiling of your baby’s nursery in soft colors like pink, green and blue that is going to make your child happy. To make the room even brighter, paint the furniture in the room in bold colors. Redo the walls as well by painting the walls in over-sized stripes of colors. This will make the room look more colorful.
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2. DIY armchair
When you need to feed your baby every few hours, an armchair really comes handy. For that you do not have to buy a new chair for your baby’s nursery. You can take any old armchair and convert it into a comfortable unit. Just paint it in a bright color and fit it with comfy cushions and you are all set. For the fabric choose one with animal prints or big polka dots to go with the theme of the room.
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3. DIY ottoman
The best accessory for an armchair is a comfortable ottoman where you can put up your legs and feed your baby and possibly take a nap or two. The simplest way by which you can make an ottoman at home is by stacking a few blocks of foam together and cover them with quilt batting. Use a few pins to keep it secured together. Now cover it with the chosen fabric and your ottoman is ready.
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4. Wall clocks
It’s a good idea to get babies acquainted with numbers and alphabets at an early age. Towards that end you can make your own wall clock at home. Stick patterned paper to large wooden letters and then fix them on the wall with the help of glue.
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5. Paper Bunting
Paper buntings add a nice element of color to the room making the room look festive. Making paper buntings at home is also quite simple. Take a couple of printed papers and cut triangles out of them. Now with the help of some glue attach these triangles to ribbons or better still pom-pom frills. Your lovely paper buntings are ready to be hanged.
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6. Changing tables
Changing tables for babies are quite expensive and babies outgrow their use in a couple of months. A way out is to make a changing table at home right from scratch and save some serious money. Another option is to take an existing chest of drawers and refurbish it so that it turns into a comfortable changing station. Add some wicker baskets for storing essentials and you are all set.
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7. Baby blanket
Baby blankets are sometimes quite expensive. To save a few bucks you can attempt one at home. This involves basic sewing skills so anyone can attempt it. You would need a minimum of two yards of fabric and one yard of baiting. Place the baiting inside the fabric and sew up the edges. After you are done, iron the blanket to set the stitches and your cute little baby blanket is ready.
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8. Crib skirt
A crib skirt is an essential piece of item primarily for two reasons – firstly it looks good and adds elegance to the crib and secondly if you have space shortage, you can easily shove some items under the crib without the area looking unsightly. For this you do not have to buy a ready-made crib skirt. With the help of a measuring tape measure out some fabric, now cut it according to the desired shape, add Velcro and there you have your home-made crib skirt.
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9. Growth chart
A growth chart will help you keep a regular check on your baby’s growth making it a useful addition to a baby’s room. Take an oversized piece of wood and polish it to give the look you desire. Now choose a stencil that fits the width of the wood, fix it on the piece of wood and attach them to the wall. Viola you have your growth chart ready.
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10. Teething guard
Once a baby starts teething, he/she begins to chew on anything and everything that comes their way. When you place them in a crib chances are that you would find them chewing on the crib rails. Placing a teething guard will prevent unwanted substances from entering their mouth. Cut up a fleece blanket according to the width of the crib rails and tie it up firmly. This is an extremely easy way of making your own crib rail protector at home.
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You can add frames to the walls of the nursery for a more fun look. This easy DIY project involves the use of some empty frames and a couple of prints of your choice. In the matter of prints you do not have to buy store-bought prints which are expensive. Go with the flow of your imagination and think of innovative ways by which you can fill empty frames. For instance you can immortalize your favorite story book characters by framing them and displaying them on the wall.
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12. Fabric wall art
This is an extremely innovative and beautiful piece of idea where with the use of just embroidery hoops and fabric you create wonderful pieces of wall art that add additional doses of color and tones to your baby’s nursery room. Choose multiple pieces of fabric in different colors or patterns and place them in the embroidery hoop. Pull it tightly and add glue on the reverse side of the hoop. Your wall art is now ready to go on the wall.
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13. Hanging mobile
Hanging mobiles are another fun addition to a child’s nursery. This can be easily made at home using a simple embroidery ring, some jewelry threads and different colored cardstocks. Using a card punch make different sized circles. Now attach these circles by means of thread to the embroidery ring. Now fix it from the ceiling or hang it from your child’s crib.
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Those of you who like pompoms will surely like this DIY idea of making your own pompoms for your baby’s nursery. You can make poms either in fabric or in colored paper. For this you will require a few Chinese lanterns, fabric, glue and scissors. Cut the fabric in circles. Next fold it and stick it to the Chinese lantern. Continue with the process till the entire lantern is covered. Attach a string to the lantern and hang it on the walls.
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15. Wall alphabets
This is a very simple and budget friendly project which you can undertake at home. All you need is some patterned paper, stencil of the alphabets (which you can make yourself), glue and scissors. After cutting out the stencil, wrap it in patterned paper and fix it with glue. Wait for it to dry and it is all ready to go on the wall.
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With these fun and creative DIY nursery ideas, you can transform your baby’s nursery into a fun and vibrant place at a fraction of the cost of what you would have paid a designer.