Posts filed under ‘DIY Kids decor ideas’
Spring is on it’s way and I’ve been thinking about tree murals and decorating children’s rooms and nurseries with a tree theme.
I’ve found some lovely ideas that might inspire you to do the same for your child room.
The theme is gentle and timeless. Depending on the style you choose, the look could be equally at home in a baby nursery as a child’s room.
Firstly the wall decor and of course murals in partcular
Your choices are to hire a mural artist to paint a mural for you
Stick on tree themed decals or wall stickers
Paint one yourself using a paint by number kit or tree stencil kit
and then there’s ideas for other tree themed elements that you could incorporate around the room to tie the theme together.
Room Mates Scroll Tree Decal Megapac (Amazon)
Feathery Friends paint by number mural (Magic Mural Factory)
The Magic Mural Factory has a selection of various paint by number tree murals to choose from
Other tree themed rooms accessories
Rustic Twig Headboard
Rustic Wooden Head board (Hearthwoods)
Imagine this this rustic tree bench in your tree themed room.
A few brightly coloured cushions on it and it would make a wonderful feature in the room
(Natural Tree Furniture)
Tree themed Baby nursery
This nature-themed nursery was created for a client in Southern California, and features floor-to-ceiling custom items. The real tree branches, mingled with the tree and bird decals, are truly a spectacle!
Tree decals combined with real branches suspended from the ceiling create a place to hang little pictures and toys above the crib.
See the whole article on Little Crown Interiors
Make a rustic tree curtain pole
I found this image on In Home Design
There doesn’t seem to be any instructions on how to make this so here are my suggestions.
How to Do it
Go for a walk in the country side and find yourself a lovely stick.
Make sure it is the correct width for your window plus some extra either side of the window.
Try and find a stick that is quite dry.
Paint the stick with an undercoat and then spray or paint it any colour you wish.
Use an acrylic paint intended for woodwork.
Purchase two curtain pole brackets that come in various shapes and forms.
Like this one below for example.
Attach the brackets to the wall add your painted branch and all that’s left to do it attach your curtain.
Please note that because the branch may be twisted and ‘branchy’ you will might find that tie on curtains like the one in the picture above will be easier to install.
These curtains are better left open as a decorative feature rather than a functional curtain.
A blind on the actual window would be advisable to use in conjunction with the curtains.
Tree Themed Shelves
I think this is charming and simple. I found it at Live Wire Farm .
If you are a bit handy I don’t think it would be difficult to recreate the same idea.
How to Do it
Find two appropriately shaped branches.
Cut the back of each one flat so that they can be screwed flat against a wall.
Make sure that the tops are cut flat too so that your shelf can rest flat on the top.
Buy or find, or cut a shelf the length and depth you require
Mark where the supports touch the shelf and screw a couple of screws downwards into the branch brackets to keep it in place
Some more rustic shelf ideas to compliment the tree theme. I spotted this one on Design Sponge.
There are some instructions there too.
Tree themed coat hanging rack
I found this coat rack idea on The little things we do
Hang pretty flowery bags on the hooks to store toys or other bits and pieces, or simply hang coats on it!
Rustic Log shelves
Rachel’s Rustic Log shelves. See how to make these on Design Sponge
Tree themed Beds
Slightly out of most of our budgets but it’s so lovely I couldn’t resist it You can find this at Atilladesign on Etsy
This is fun I found it at Raphael D’Amato
This is from Style of design
DIY Tree themed Beds
When I look at these beds, I think that with a little bit of thought you could make something similar.
What’s to stop you screwing some lovely branches like the ones above to an existing bed to turn it into a tree themed four poster bed?
This post is becoming too long!!
The more I research the more ideas I find, so I’ll stop here and do some separate posts on tree themed bedding, rugs and soft furnishings ideas.
Kid’s Bedroom Decor Idea – Dinosaur Adventure
Decorating your kid’s bedroom is great fun for parents and children. One popular decor idea for sons or daughters is a dinosaur adventure motif. Many young boys love dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts.
Make A Dinosaur Pillow/Pyjama bag
Kids can make their own pillow the shape of the popular dinosaur.
All you need is a piece of felt, some ribbon and glue. It’s all no sew and by following our pattern and easy instructions they can make one or make two back to back; one to be a little pillow and the other to make a pajama bag – just leave the top open and add a “handle”. They can be the envy of their friends at the next sleep over.
See the full instructions at Wrights- kids crafts
FREE Dinosaur Pillow Patterns and Templates
Make your children their very own set of four “easy to make” and “easy to sew” dinosaur appliqued pillows using these free dinosaur patterns and templates (for personal use only). These decorative dinosaur pillows will be the perfect accessory to complete their dinosaur themed bedroom.
See the full instructions and download the patterns at HeatherInks.com
Dinosaur Painting Ideas
DIY Dinosaur Murals
See How to paint a mural by numbers
When you add some eye popping jurasic drama to your child’s room with this T-Rex crashing through the wall.
Available in Small and Large sizes
(Kit includes: pattern, transfer paper, directions & color guide.)
Dinosaur Painting Ideas
Self Adhesive Stencil Dinosaur Mural
- Paint a stunning mural in one weekend
- No artistic skills required
- Designer look-Unbeatable price
- Choose your own colors
- Self adhesive stencils make painting easy
- Watch on-line video demonstrations
Self Adhesive Dinosaur Stencil Mural
The Magic Mural Factory
Ballet themed bedding is easy to find and a popular theme that suits both tots and tweens.
An enormous array of duvet covers and quilts can be found with the most delicious designs.
Ballet Decorating Ideas
Tutu’s and Ballet Slippers
With all the beautiful costumes that come with ballet and dance, decorating ideas for a ballet beadroom are halfway there.
One of the simplist and effective ideas is to display your little girl’s tutu and ballet slippers (or any other ballet costumes) on the wall.
Or try hanging her tutu on a personalized, monogrammed wooden clothes hanger with her ballet toe shoes on the floor in an attractive arrangement.
Quick, easy and inexpensive
Soft cream, powder pink, lilac and gold are great colours for a DIY ballerina themed bedrooms. Basically any pastel colours will work. That’s not to say that modern ballerina bedroom decorating ideas using fairy ballerinas bedding sets in bold colours would not be interesting and fun.
Tween girls might prefer a bolder look rather than fluffy pastel feel.
You Can Paint Yourself
Paint by number Murals
SO easy – 1.Tape 2. Trace 3.Paint
Ballerina Mural available from the Magic Mural Factory
All the Wallstory Ballet paint by number murals are available at the
Magic Mural Factory
for US buyers
Summer tweets Bird mobile
I just love anything to do with birds when it comes to decor so I thought I’d share this bird mobile project with you that I can across today on The Red Thread.
I’ve featured a bird mobile before here, but this one is so cute too, and worthy of note.
Make it as a gift for a baby shower or create it with your child using up old scraps of fabric. A great rainy day project that can be done in stages if necessary for your own child’s room. Mind you it’ll be just as lovely in an adult room too or hanging in a tree on a warm evening amongst some fairy lights.
You will need
- Sicky tape
- PVA glue
- Brightly coloured fabric scraps
- Rattan cane hoops (from craft shops). 20 – 24cm [8 - 9.5 inches] in diameter
- 4 -5 cm [2 inches] diameter styrofoam balls – optional
- Embroidery thread
- Long needle
For those of you who haven’t heard about Wallables, let me enlighten you…
they are the cutest
children’s wall art you ever did see!
Wallables are 3 dimensional sculpted wall décor products made out of soft polyurethane foam, whose bright colours and soft textures not only look great as a decor feature in your baby nursery, but they also encourage your baby to touch and explore the different surfaces, teaching your baby to interact with their invironment.
Wallables also come in a new Alphabet series.
When touched Wallables play music, teaching babies cause and effect’.
This 3d nursery wall art is made of a lightweight material which is soft and flexible and allows them to be placed above cribs or beds without any worries.
Wallables are very safe and have passed both the ASTM and CE toy safety standards for all countries.
I’m planning to work on some new interactive mural ideas that combine hand painted murals you do yourself with Wallable characters and Alphabet letters.
Watch this space or leave a comment on interactive ideas or themes you might like to see me create.
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