10 Do-It-Yourself Projects For The Nursery

Your baby is on the way, and you’re in major nesting mode. Trust me, I’ve been there. You want everything to be perfect when you welcome your little one into his new home. Here are ten great DIY projects to help you prepare the nursery for the big moment.

  • Skater Book Cubby

    Skater Book Cubby

    Here’s a super hip cubby for all those baby books that you can also roll around as a mobile reading station. All you need is a wood crate or box and a set of skateboard trucks & wheels. Visit Project Little Smith for the complete tutorial.

  • Cityscape Toy Chests

    Cityscape Toy Chests

    Your baby may not be able to play with these toy chests just yet, but I can promise you that he’ll totally dig ‘em when he gets older. In the meantime, they offer a lovely way to store all of those baby toys. Visit Bloesem Kids for the complete tutorial.

  • Knitted Humpback Whale

    Knitted Humpback Whale

    If you’re handy with a pair of knitting needles, you’ll definitely want to check out this gorgeous humpback whale knitting pattern. You can download the pattern for free from Bec Brittain’s blog.

  • Cloud Mobiles

    Cloud Mobiles

    Here are three lovely do-it-yourself mobiles that will have your baby sleeping in the clouds. Pictured on the left is the lovely “Rainy Cloud Mobile” from Blog A La Cart. On the top right is a gorgeous plush cloud mobile from Petit Poulou (the site & instructions are in French, so you may need a little help from Google Translate). Finally, there’s the felt drops & rain cloud mobile from Totally Love It.

  • Neon Animal Garland

    Neon Animal Garland

    Got a future paleontologist on your hands? All you need are some plastic toy dinosaurs and a couple cans of neon spray paint to make this super fun neon animal garland. Visit Design Happens on HGTV for the complete tutorial.

  • Hanging Bird Mobile

    Hanging Bird Mobile

    This do-it-yourself bird mobile from Small Magazine is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a great project for recycling all of those fabric scraps that you have lying around!

  • Paper Lantern Hot Air Balloons

    Paper Lantern Hot Air Balloons

    Hang a few of these paper hot air balloons from the nursery ceiling and watch your baby’s imagination soar. There are tons of paper lantern do-it-yourself projects out there, but this has to be one of the coolest yet. Visit The Joyeful Journey for the complete tutorial.

  • Kite Bow Organizer

    Kite Bow Organizer

    Here’s a perfect way to store and display all of those lovely baby bows you’ve been collecting. Super fun and super functional! Visit Ruffles & Stuff for the complete tutorial.

  • Felt Monster Pillows

    Felt Monster Pillows

    These felt monster pillows would be a totally rad addition to any nursery. Make a complete set! Visit Ruffles & Stuff for the complete tutorial.

  • Bird Mobile

    Bird Mobile

    Here’s another lovely bird mobile for the nursery. This one has a more rustic and natural feel to it. Visit Design*Sponge for the complete tutorial.

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