10 Nursery DIY Projects to Tackle in 2013

When it comes to decorating, I’m not a natural. I have to look to the pros for ideas, inspiration, and how to’s. Recently Selena covered some gorgeous nursery trends here on Disney Baby. In this case, I talked to the moms of Project Nursery, Melisa and Pam, and they’ve shared great ideas that anyone can do. Here are the DIY trends these designer moms think will be huge in 2013. And the best news is, they’re great things to try on a budget.

  • Try Temporary Wallpaper

    Try Temporary Wallpaper

    Skip the pricey wallpaper professional. Anyone can apply peel-n-stick wallpaper these days. Just ask Tori Spelling.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see more from this nursery.

  • Jazz Up Changer

    Jazz Up Changer

    Whether it’s a simple coat of paint or a trendsetting Ombre pattern, upcycling what you already own is a great way to make something old, new again.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see more from this room.

  • Break Out the Painter's Tape

    Break Out the Painter's Tape

    Get the chic look of a trellis or gate pattern for the crib accent wall using a wall stencil and some paint.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see more from this nursery.

  • When in Doubt, Add Glue

    When in Doubt, Add Glue

    You don’t have to be a muralist to open a jar of Modge Podge and tear scrapbook paper for some serious artistic impact.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see how to create this look.

  • Don't Forget to Look Up

    Don't Forget to Look Up

    Show your ceiling some love and make it a stand out in the nursery. Start small by adding a painted ceiling medallion or go big and paint the entire ceiling.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see more from this nursery and others.

  • Dust Off the Family Heirlooms

    Dust Off the Family Heirlooms

    Have a well loved stuffed animal or clothing from your own childhood? Showcase it on a bookshelf or pop it into a shadow box frame. These momentos will give your nursery that extra special personal touch.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see how to create this look.

  • Pin Up a Pennant

    Pin Up a Pennant

    The celebratory pennant banner never goes out of style. Make one for their 1st birthday and let it shine year round in their room.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see how to create this look.

  • Dress Up the Drapes

    Dress Up the Drapes

    You really don’t have to know how to sew for this easy DIY project. Adding a little embellishment with a glue gun or hemming tape to you nursery curtains can go a long way.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see how to create this look.

  • Create Simple Silhouettes

    Create Simple Silhouettes

    A timeless project you’ll be glad you did for years to come.

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see more from this nursery.
    Mary Lauren also did a great round-up of silhouettes here on Disney Baby.

  • Fake It

    Fake It

    Remember, if there’s a will there’s way — or at least there’s spray paint. (This lamp used to be a pink and brown pattern!)

    Photo courtesy of Project Nursery, where you can see how to create this look.

What will you be DIY’ing in your baby’s nursery this year?

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