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December 17, 2018

Baby Decor DIY Roundup

This month, we’re sharing a baby decor DIY roundup celebrating the art of creating a nurturing and cozy nursery! Whether you’re expecting a child, or maybe know someone who is, there’s no doubt that everyone involved is buzzing with excitement–but creating both a stylish and affordable nursery is a lot of work! We’ve found three cost-effective and adorable DIY projects that would make heartfelt holiday gifts for the little ones you care about. Read on to get inspired!



ribbon mobile Baby Decor DIY Roundup

DIY Mobiles Anyone Can Make via Pastels and Macarons


Ribbon Baby Mobile

Skill level: Easy
Cost: $35-$55
Amount of time: 25 – 45 minutes


This romantic baby mobile made from ribbons and lace by Maria of Pastels and Macarons is sure to add a whimsical touch to any nursery! The process is super simple—all you need is a 10 inch embroidery hoop, some twine, ribbons in various colors and textures of your choice, a hot glue gun, a ruler, and some scissors. Start by separating the two sides of the embroidery hoop, and selecting the side that doesn’t have the top screw in it—this is going to be the base for the mobile! Then, tie two pieces of twine across the hoop, so that they form an ‘X’ shape.


Next, it’s time for the fun part—adding the ribbons! Maria suggests cutting your ribbons to be about 30 inches long, but you can make them any length that you like. Cut each ribbon and then fold it in half, holding it against the frame of the embroidery hoop. Then pull the end of the ribbon through hoop and pull tightly—you should be left with a knot attaching the ribbon to the hoop. (Maria’s blog has fantastic photos of this process if you’re confused!) Continue this process until the entire hoop is covered with ribbons. When you’re finished, cut some twine to use to hang your mobile from. Measure down from your ceiling to figure out how low you’d like it to hang, and then add a few inches to that measurement, just in case! Then, knot your twine in the center of the ‘X’ you made in the beginning of the project, and it’s ready to hang anywhere in your nursery!


No-Sew Crib Skirt DIY Baby Decor Roundup

No-Sew Crib Skirt via Petals And Quill


No-Sew Crib Skirt

Skill level: Easy
Cost: $30-$55 (depending on the cost of the fabric you choose, and whether or not you own some of the supplies needed for this project already)
Amount of time: 30 minutes


This adjustable crib skirt by Petals and Quill is a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your nursery—and there’s no sewing skills required! Measure the circumference and height of your baby’s crib, and then choose a fabric that you’d like to use (how about creating something with your own custom print with MyGenue app?). Be sure to pay attention to the width of your fabric when purchasing, and make sure it will be wide enough for your crib! You’ll most likely need at least 2 yards of fabric to complete this project. Next, you’ll measure each side of your crib, add the extra inches for seam allowance, and then cut four pieces of fabric according to these measurements. Then, hem each piece with iron-on hemming tape! Once all four pieces are hemmed, attach each piece to the edge of the crib using Velcro. Then, use fabric-adhesive Velcro for the crib skirt, and stick the Velcro together!  And…voila! You have a stylish crib skirt that’s one-of-a-kind—just like your little one!



Barrette Holder Baby Decor DIY Roundup

Barrette Holder via Pretty Healthy House


Picture Frame Barrette Holder

Skill level: Easy
Cost: $20-$35
Amount of time: 20-30 minutes


Do you have a little girl on the way, or maybe know someone who does? How about surprising them with this girly picture frame barrette holder?! Pretty Healthy House can show you how! Acquire a backless picture frame that you like—either from a craft store or a thrift store—and some ribbons of your choosing. Cut the ribbon by placing it across the length of the frame, eyeballing how much space you’d like to leave between each one. Place a dollop of hot glue on each end, and weave the ribbons together in the middle like you would with a pie crust. The final product should look like the photo above—all that’s left to do is clip your little girl’s barrettes to it! It’s an adorable and girly touch to any princess’s nursery!


Will you be trying any of these DIY projects? Tell us all about your nursery makeover plans in the comments below!


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