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DIY Nursery and Kid’s Room Paper Decor

When adding a child to your family I think we can all agree that decorating their room is one of the things we all look forward to working on during the wait.  We recently added our second daughter to our family a few months ago and while waiting for her to come home from China, we all worked together to come up with the perfect space for her and her sister.

As perfect as we thought it was at the time, we have already started to change things up a little.  I added some paper touches through favorite prints and a couple of printables I designed, but I have decided I want to incorporate a few more DIY paper decor projects so I have been surfing the web and am sharing some of my favorite finds.

Image courtesy of: theidearoom.net

Image courtesy of: theidearoom.net

Two of my favorite girl’s room decor ideas are tissue paper moms and tassel garlands.  They can be created in any color and size to match your decor and are super easy to make with supplies that are readily available.  They work as well in a nursery as they do in a little girl’s or even teen’s room.

Image courtesy of: makelifelovely.com

Image courtesy of: makelifelovely.com

Paper lanterns are a great base for so many fun DIY projects.  They don’t even have to be used as lanterns, they can be decorated and used in multiples in your child’s room like these whimsical hot air balloon lanterns. Make a few BB-8 lanterns for the Star Wars fan in your home (template and how-to video are included in the link).  My favorite by far are these panda lanterns, my girls would love these, they are so cute I want them in my own room!

Image courtesy of: modpodgerocksblog.com

Image courtesy of: modpodgerocksblog.com

Comic book inspired projects are perfect for the superhero fan in your home.  This DIY superhero canvas lets you display your favorite comic book art in your child’s room.  Create comic book letters for your child’s initials, they can be displayed on a wall, shelf or picture ledge and would make fun bookends as well.  Pick up an old chair at a thrift store and create this comic book chair that would be perfect as a desk chair.

Image courtesy of: thelovenerds.com

Image courtesy of: thelovenerds.com

Scrapbook paper, in our house it seems to multiply so I am always looking for projects to use it up.  I adore this DIY letter wall. You can create the entire alphabet or make your child’s name, initials, etc. Create your own one of a kind scrapbook paper wall art  with your favorite scrapbook paper, a little washi, and a silhouette of your child.  Speaking of washi, why not go ahead and create a coordinating washi tape switch plate cover to match your newly created wall decor.

Image courtesy of: paintspeckledpawprints.net

Image courtesy of: paintspeckledpawprints.net

My almost 8 year old daughter is head over heels for dinosaurs these days and has asked for some dino-decor to be added to her playroom.  This modern lettered rawr garland is first on our to-do list. These dinosaur canvases received a thumbs up from her as well. If you are designing a dino-nursery, these pterodactyl puppets could easy be used to make a mobile for over the crib.

Still looking for ideas, how about some free printables? From printables for the nursery to artwork for your kid’s walls, these printables are a quick, easy and free(!) way to decorate on a budget.