DIY: Incorporate Hand-Me Downs and Nostalgic Pieces Into Your Nursery And Kids’ Rooms!
A great (and inexpensive!) way to incorporate personality into your child’s room is by finding items from when you, your spouse, or any other family member was a kid. This can be an old blanket that can be used to make wall art, old stuffed animals, figurines, photos; the possibilities are numerous. You can also scour antique shops and thrift stores for cheap items to fit in your theme – keep in mind a can of paint usually can go a long way with almost any item! Feel free to post some of your favorite ideas! Here are some more examples:
Use concert, fair, and other event tickets to create a memorable and inexpensive communication board in your child’s room. I found this board on clearance at a craft store for $1.75. Anytime we do something adventurous we keep the tickets here. I filled up empty space with photos. Also, notice the little birds on random decor throughout the room. Small details tie the room together.
Total Cost = ~$2.00
Use personal keepsakes to pass memories to your child and create a personal, unique space. Books can be used as decor for younger children and will grow with them as they learn to read. It’s never a bad idea to stock up when you can find a good price on books these days, anyways! At $1.00/each the books were $5.00 total. I fell in love with this Lambchop puppet I found at Kettlemuck’s Toy Shoppe. It was the biggest cost for $30. Oh, and I hand-painted and assembled the shelf, it cost about $10!
Total cost = ~$45