With these ideas, you can create your own nursery decor as an alternative to popular (and sometimes expensive) nursery decorations.
Inexpensive alternatives for your nursery
By creating a DIY project, you not only save some money, you can customize your creations to coordinate or match perfectly with your style and your nursery's theme.
Tip: You can use this method on any wall space to display your favorite quotes, baby's initials or a special message just for your baby.
Stenciled wall letters, names and quotes
One of the easiest and safest ways to add your baby's name to the wall above the crib is to paint it. Even though paint can be very unforgiving, there are ways to failproof your DIY painted letters.
Tip: You can buy unfinished wooden letters or cardboard letters at almost every craft store.
DIY nursery wall letters
Large hanging 3D wall letters are one of the most popular trends in nursery decor. But the colors are usually limited and the prices can be high — especially when your baby has a long name. Making your own wall letters can be a simple and fun project for moms, dads or as a group activity at a baby shower.
DIY nursery projects with scrapbook paper
To decorate the room — or to temporarily fill empty picture frames that are waiting for baby's arrival — place colored, patterned or textured scrapbook paper inside of your nursery's picture frames. Scrapbook paper can also be used when making a ceiling mobile or can be cut into tags to hang on clothes hangers to divide your baby's clothing into sections and sizes.
Watch: How to decorate with recycled items
Learn how to reuse items when decorating. This can be both green and budget friendly. On SheKnows.com How To, we learn the art of using off-the-wall items to give your space that extra pop.
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