If you have a new little one on the way, just want to upgrade your bambino’s resting place, or are trying to help a loved one come up with ideas for their baby, putting together a nursery from scratch can be so much fun. I mean, come on! When, since maybe kindergarten, have you been able to think up ideas this creative and have a shot at actually using them? Would you have the nerve to put giraffes in your entry way? Unlikely. Ok, maybe you would, but most of us aren’t that free spirited! So use the opportunity to decorate a nursery, especially when it’s on a budget, as a chance to express your most fun and fabulous ideas. I’m sure the under two club will love you for it! Our feature below, we found on ‘Project Nursery‘. This was a room done for a sweet little girl by Mom Charity, who also happens to own ‘Shilkret Designs‘ (just in case you may need a custom birth announcement or two!). Her sweet little one arrived early (been there Charity!) but when she finally came home, what a wonderful space! Read through the post to see how she did this amazingly pretty pink glam room, on a budget! (She even gives you the wall color!)


DIY Nursery Projects


Jaime over at ‘Everyday Art’ created this DIY handmade rag rug tutorial for those of you who want to make a custom look for your little one… I love her colorful look, or you could choose to do it in any color, including that pink in the rug above! Great tutorial to take you through it, what a great “sitting in front of ‘Grey’s Anatomy'” project!

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Ok… I love this DIY ruffled crib skirt by Amy at ‘Positively Splendid’. All the different layers with those fun fabrics makes the project look luxe, even though it isn’t! You could use any fabrics you wanted depending on your nurseries theme… Great instructions on how to get this made!

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Alicia at ‘Thrifty and Chic’ (if you are a budget decorator, you must get to know her site!) made this DIY 3-sided teepee for her precious little girl… Ok, this will be your little one’s fav place in the world once she (or he!) can walk! Precious, and great tutorial… Wanna blow your mind? She made this for around $4.



Allyson at ‘Domestic Superhero’ made this DIY nursery wall art for her friend who was expecting… I love the navy and green color scheme, it’s nice to see fresh choices in nursery decor! It also makes it last more than a year or two, which makes it a money saver as well. Anyway, Allyson did a great job walking you through the steps… this could make a great gift too!



I am not an artist. Let’s just get that out there. But Ashley at ‘Make It Love It’ has convinced me that even I may be able to pull off her DIY giraffe wall art. First of all, totally cute, right? Second, if you click on over and follow along her photos and instructions, you too will know you can do this. A. Mazing…

DIY Nursery Projects


Want a really fun idea for a dreamer child? Try this DIY paper lantern hot air balloons for Laura at ‘Make Life Lovely’. What a cool idea for a project! Inexpensive and pretty easy with her tutorial. Love the carefree theme!



Aimee at ‘My Pink Life’ made these burlap covered storage boxes from simple cardboard boxes! Very cheap, and she shows you how to do it, right down to the little ruffle detail. Boxes like these would be quite pricey at a boutique…



Wanna know how to make those DIY tissue paper pom poms, perfect for hanging over a crib or changing table? (Out of reach, of course!) Then visit Chelsea at ‘Two Twenty One’ for her easy step by step!



Need to “cute-ify” a thrift or second hand piece of furniture for your little one? ‘Decoart’ has this DIY kid’s ombre whale dresser tutorial so that you can have the cutest room on the block, without the cost!

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Lastly, from Angela at ‘Blue I Style’, this is the most creative DIY armoire makeover I’ve seen. She re-made this old piece into a baby changing table/ everything station! Love the idea!

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Image Credits: Project Nursery, Everyday Art, Positively Splendid, Thrifty and Chic, Domestic Superhero, Make It Love It, Make Life Lovely, My Pink Life, Two Twenty One, Decoart, Blue I Style



  1. Roberta March 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    These are great ideas! I am sharing this on Pinterest

  2. Julie August 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    My kids changing tables are always littered with clothes that have been worn but are still clean, like jammies and sleep sacks. The basket idea is great. I think I’ll make mine a “still clean” one

  3. LuxyMoms January 22, 2017 at 8:46 am

    ohhhh sooo cute, good ideas!!!


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