As much as I would love to be amazingly handy, I have accepted that I am not a DIY prodigy. Though I was a dedicated art student in high school, those creative talents did not translate into crafting abilities.
However, there are times when I have little bursts of inspiration, or ideas that somehow just work. I know that there are other craft-challenged mamas out there, so I wanted to share a couple that are fun touches for a child’s bedroom and most importantly, are easy.
These are wooden letters you can purchase for a couple bucks at any decor or art supply store. I used a Hot Glue Gun to adhere colorful pipe cleaners. It’s a very simple process, though slightly time intensive. I do have to admit that it was my mom who suggested this project after seeing my sister make these decorative letters, but what a great idea–I love how these turned out!
Tip: look for a pre-cut nail slot on the letters you purchase for easier wall hanging. These Wood Letters are very similar to the ones I used.
This wall decor idea was even easier! Lilu’s Grandma loves to buy her little purses, but she had accumulated so many that I started to get frustrated. What could we even do with all of these? One day I was drawn to a bare corner of her bedroom and decided to hang a few of the prettiest ones of the bunch. Four little tacks, five minutes of “work” and voila! Now this corner sparkles with Grandma’s gifts.
So don’t despair if you aren’t a Pinterest idol! A kid’s bedroom doesn’t have to be fit for a home decor magazine– it just has to be fun and unique. Repurposing some of your child’s prized possessions and creating eye-catching name art will make a regular room into their own special space.
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