the inspiration files: DIY nursery artwork roundup

23rd May 2013

Now that we’re checking a few of the bigger things off our nursery to-do list, my brain is wandering over to the small details. These are always the thing that really make a room, don’t you think? With artwork and accessories, a room can all of a sudden can feel put together, full of personality, and welcoming.

I’ve got a stack of frames that I’m ready to do something with, so I’ve been browsing around for DIY artwork ideas. My roundup is definitely nursery-themed, though I really think any artwork style you love can work in a kids room.

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After looking at my roundup, there are a few general themes: Animals, Dots, Typography, and Colour! These are just some of the DIY options I have been browsing, but there are also tons of free printables and oodles of gorgeous art prints on etsy. Part of the problem is narrowing down the choices!

Do you guys have any fave nursery artwork DIY projects? Any other fun artwork you’ve added to your place recently?  

 

  • michelle

    I can’t wait to see how your nursery turns out, Gemma! You’re very talented and super creative. After seeing what you did for Sawyer’s nursery, I can only imagine what a sweet room your little bundle will have!
    Good luck and happy DIY’ing :) xo

    • gemma

      Aww – thanks Michelle!! I’m definitely having a lot of fun with it :)

      xo,
      gem

  • jackie

    Gemma, I just loved the string art. I think this may be one I could actually do seeing as I put together all the Ikea cabinetry in my house, meaning I’m an expert at nailing in tiny nails to crappy surfaces! The first string art link didn’t work though, fyi. The second one did though, the one on wood. I recommend this one for you!
    I suck at artwork. I recently printed out some old photos I took of the Kensington area of Calgary, and they turned out to be awesome because the old phone booth I photographed isn’t even there anymore, so now it’s a historical image too! But it was red and I used a red frame to highlight it. All good, but nothing in my house goes with orange-reds. So it just sits on my media unit downstairs next to the other red frames I have. Dumb.
    Oh, I have another suggestion. Last summer I was inspired to try and spell my son’s name (charlie) in photographs. So I took all these crazy photos of things (ferris wheel in Saskatoon, also now gone coincidentally), empty swings at the lake in Waskesiu, SK, funny trees, etc. Those didn’t end up spelling out his name at all, but became great photos on their own. Guess I just needed inspiration or focus to take them. Trouble is I still have them sitting, yup, on the media unit, unhung. Doh.

    • gemma

      Love that idea of the photos to spell out your son’s name (even though they didn’t end up spelling it out..) — the photos sound great!! I know what you mean about letting things sit around for too long un-hung! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • Chaney

    I love this round up!! It makes me want to get crafty and do some of these myself! Thanks for the inspiration, and I can’t wait to see what you do with your art :).

    • gemma

      You should!! Thanks Chaney :)

      xo,
      gem