5 Cool Ideas for your Toddler’s Room or Playroom for Under $30

When you’re decorating on a budget, Ikea is the place to go! But the best finds from Ikea are those that can be used for a completely different purpose than originally intended by the manufacturer. Give your toddler’s room or playroom a stylish update with these 5 Ikea finds.

Keep those toy cars off the floor with this clever idea! Ikea’s Grundtal metallic knife rack ($9) or the Asker metallic knife rack ($15) will do the trick.

Don’t know what to do with your child’s masterpieces? We think this idea to use Ikea’s Dignet Curtain Rings and Clips ($5)  and Ikea’s Dignet Curtain Wire ($13) to display your kids’ art is genius!

Let your tot’s creative juices flow — on a surface other than your walls — with a chalkboard easel. Ikea’s Mala easel ($15) is perfect for your child’s art corner or playroom and you can easily paint the wooden frame to match your decor.

From princess bracelets and lip gloss, to toy cars and trading cards, keep your toddler’s smaller — but valuable – possessions organized in Ikea’s PS Clock ($30).

Create an art studio for your kiddo with a little chalkboard paint — and Ikea’s Asker containers ($6), hooks ($4) and rails ($8) for them to store their art supplies!

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DIY: How to Make a Crayon Monogram

How adorable is this crayon monogram? Perfect to gift to a special teacher but also a really fun idea for a nursery, child’s room or play room.

It’s a very simple DIY project.

Print your letter out on a scrap piece of paper.
Arrange crayons over letter.
Cut crayons individually to length using a sharp knife and cutting board.*
Glue crayon pieces together using a glue gun.
Then glue the crayon letter to a nice piece of stiff paper.
Frame.

*diy tip: When you’re making the straight cuts it helps to roll the crayon under your knife to score it all the way around, then it just snaps in the center leaving a cleaner cut. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with the slanted cuts.

Is this project something you’ll be trying? Leave a comment and let me know =)

image source – pinterest from Nesting Sticks
{Big thanks to Ashley from Nesting Sticks for sharing her DIY on pinterest and allowing me to share it here}

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