Trend Spotting: Gallery Walls in the Nursery

Creating a gallery wall feature in your nursery or toddler room is a great way to easily decorate a wall — and get your creative juices flowing! By strategically arranging your frames, you can create a beautiful feature with family photos, scrapbook paper, decals and much more.

Scroll down for some inspiration (and a few helpful links)!

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Helpful links:
How to Display Photographs on a Wall (Hubpages)
Picture an Easier Way (Martha Stewart)
Hallway Gallery Wall Project (Young House Love)
5 Wall Decorating Ideas for the Nursery (The Shopping Mama)

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Noteworthy Find: Valentina Ramos Aaron Art

Urban Outfitters always has the most amazing decor pieces up for grabs. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on the vibrant artwork by Miami-based artist Valentina Ramos. Her unique art is digitally transferred to canvas, and stretched over a wood frame. This colorful elephant Valentina Ramos Aaron Wall Art is 15 x 18 and only $34!

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Monday Design Inspirations: 03/05/2012

*Pinterest Monday posts will now be called Monday Design Inspirations.

A DIY nautical knot shelf, retro storage tins, a fingerprint keepsake idea, beautiful safari cookies for a little girl’s baby shower, and an art wall idea for a small space!

Pottery Barn Kids has an adorable Swing Shelf (orig. $69, on sale for $50), perfect for a girl or a boy’s room. But why buy it, when you can make it yourself? Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio shared this nautical knot shelf DIY — and it only cost her $12 to make! Check out all the details on Project Nursery.

These retro London Storage Tins (approx. $20) are fun and funky. The retro illustrations and bright colors make them perfect little knick knacks for nursery shelves. And as baby grows, these storage tins will be the perfect hiding place for your little ones special treasures.

Hearts made from fingerprints! Kristy of Kristy Makes shared this lovely keepsake idea, fingerprint hearts, that would be a wonderfully unique piece of art for any wall in your home.

We’re always in awe of the beautiful and creative baked goods we find online. These safari onesies and rattles for a girl baby shower are simply divine (also check out these 10 Baby Shower Cookies to drool for we featured a few months back).

We love a good chalkboard project, don’t you? This small wall in between two boys’ rooms was transformed into an art wall with a little bit of chalkboard paint and several inexpensive frames to display the boys’ creations. Full details at A Soft Place to Land.

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Design Inspiration: Pinterest Monday (02/27/12)

DIY geometric favor boxes, a unique room decor idea using birthday cards, a fun photo wall idea for any room in the house, a funky teepee and a handmade robot pillow!

Scroll down to check out our weekly Pinterest inspiration post featuring all things pertaining to life with baby — and be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more inspirations! If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet and would like an invite, just leave a comment asking for one and we’ll be sure to send it to you.

We spotted this DIY for some colorful geometric favor boxes {by the girls of HEYLOOK for Ruffled} and me instantly taken aback. Aren’t they gorgeous?! They’ve provided a downloadable template for all the different shapes, so anyone can make these at home.

Sharilyn of Lovely Design has set the goal of designing her daughter’s birthday invitations every year. She’s clearly a talented graphic designer — but it’s what she did with the invites AFTER the birthday that really caught our attention. Sharilyn framed four birthday invites and created a unique decor piece for her growing girl’s room.

This photo wall arrangement, using inexpensive IKEA frames, from Charla Anne Photography {found via Laura Winslow Photography} is another great inspirational idea for displaying your photos and using them as wall decor. You could do something similar in the nursery, or any room in the house.

It’s been too long since we shared a cool teepee. And this indoor tent from 101 Woonideeen, a home and living site from The Netherlands, is great inspiration for any mama who may be thinking of making one for here tot. It even has a little chimney!

A handmade robot pillow ($25), like this one from Etsy seller Little Korboose, is a fun addition to a boy’s room or nursery — and the price is pretty darn good.

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Baby Girl Nursery: Sweet P’s Room

While researching for a wall decor post I came across this summer-inspired girl nursery designed by Lesley of Recipe For Crazy. It’s heavenly. The room feels so soothing — thanks to the breezy color palette — and the fluffy pom poms look like clouds hanging above the crib.

Scroll down for more. There’s an embroidery hoop wall feature you don’t want to miss!Read More...

Featured DIY: 3D Felt Butterfly Wall Display

One blog that always keeps me coming back is Make it and Love it. Ashley’s a mom of 3 and a talented crafter — and she always has a cool idea or tutorial to share. I was perusing through her archives when I came across this super easy — and creative! — 3D Felt Butterfly Wall Display tutorial.

Ashley made these butterflies for her kiddo’s toddler room, but you could make them in any shape — cars, stars, trains or crowns, just to give you a few ideas.

Visit Make it and Love it for all the details on how to make this 3D butterfly wall display. And if you’re equally smitten with the 2D Clothes and Clothesline featured in this picture, there’s a tutorial for that as well!

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Unique Artwork Hangers For Little Artists

If your little one is a budding Picasso-in-training, mama is probably has more projects and artwork than she knows what to do with. You want to display your kiddo’s artwork — but mama doesn’t always have the space, time or money to create a gallery wall dedicated to junior’s masterpieces.

 

 

 

Check out these unique children’s artwork hangers ($18) from etsy seller Shelly Ka. They’re available in a large variety of motifs, like owls, princesses, castles, cars, airplanes and rainbows — to name a few. Just hang the end pieces in your toddlers room for an instant art display hanger!

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