Decorating a child's room is such a fun experience. You can go crazy with color, pick animated and adorable elements, and all the furniture is just so tiny. However, these small spaces do come with their own set of unique challenges. As kids grow and change, so do their interests and needs. If you're looking to save money, or are just looking for ways to add your own unique stamp to a room, why not do-it-yourself? We've rounded up 75 fun DIY...
(Could we have a collective 'awww' here?) From Kids Soup, this Teddy Bear Toast features bananas for ears and snout, raisins for eyes and nose, and he gets his golden glow from a swipe of butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
Dustin Kruse isn't your typical 4 year old boy. At least when it comes to his fascination with toilets. And what he asked Santa for Christmas.
Dustin begged his parents to take him to the Kohler Design Center in his hometown of Kohler, Wisconsin earlier this year. After spending 3 hours in the design center and accumulating a stack of product brochures, Dustin announced his wish for Christmas. He said he was going to ask Santa
My apologies for this diversion from the regular Curbly diet, but I just HAD to post this Lined Paper Tee by Maybe Matilda, aka Rachel. For anyone who loves school supplies in general and paper specifically, it is a MUST make. Here's what we need to make one, all of which we probably already have
Considering how much time some people spend in their cars every day, it makes sense to bring a little Christmas cheer to your commute. The winking Wee Tree would do just that. Available through
I like having painty, mod-pogded hands with chipped fingernails and saw wielding calluses, they make me feel all curbly-ish and like I've been DOING stuff. But girly? Not so much. BUT I reckon a pretty paper clip rose ring would make even my paws look dainty.
This slice of gorgeous was whipped up by
Some questions are timeless and all important, for example, Beatles or Stones? Batman or Superman? Pirates or Ninjas? And perhaps the most important of all, 'would you rather have a Monkey or a Robot?' Well, for folks coming down on the robot side, there is this fellow:
The blurb says "Turn any empty metal can into a walking, wobbling bug-eyed robot! This Tin Can Robot Kit comes with pretty much everything you'll need to take recycling to a...
I do love it when Martha brings the weird, and by weird I mean completely adorable and kooky...
Who doesn't love friendly, anthropomorphous root vegetables? Not me! To make this centerpiece you'll need
- A selection of root vegetables (oooh, and I would name them... Mr. White, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue Mr.Rogers)
Teacups with saucers make the world more ladylike and dainty and thus brilliant. If you combine teacups and saucers and candles you get either a tea party waiting for a place to happen or these:
Teacup Candles! Guest blogger Kate over at Design*Sponge made these lovely little fellows. So cute, and I think they might be what ModHomeEcTeacher was talking about in her post about repurposing thrift store stuff to make gifts.
I love the idea of making soap but am totally scared off by the complex-science-molten-fat part. These cupcakes are super easy to do, as technically you reshape soap as opposed to making it.
Before we start I have to say that I know the 'icing' on these is pretty lame, certainly no Bakerella creation, but that is more to do with me than the technique. I am infamously horrible at cake decoration. Every cupcake I've ever made has looked...
Want 12 Eames classics for $13.57? Done.
The only catch is that they might be a bit, well, 2-dimensional and OK sure, they're only a few inches tall, but really, aside from that they're perfect in every way. This set, available from Amazon includes all the iconic pieces and the various motifs too. If you were, say, intending to make your own wrapping paper this holiday season you could do worse than a MCM theme.
Realsimple has a cute way to use up the squillion meters of ribbon that you might happen to have tucked away. (Compulsive ribbon buyer? Moi?)
Whip your old shower curtain hooks off and replace them with lengths of ribbon, tie them off and snip the ends at an angle. Practical? Maybe, maybe not, but it's cheap, has big impact and it's super easy to change when you get bored.
A spot of the same ribbon sewn onto the bottom of a few hand towels...
I'm not sure what I would make out of this fabric, but I adore it nonetheless. From Alexander Henry, Perfect Pattern is available in tea & red and pink. The 100% cotton fabric measures 44/45" wide and comes in at a very reasonable $8.95 a yard. From Pink Chalk Fabrics.
Mustaches, they're dashing, debonair and a tiny bit debauched.
Now you can give your hallway a soupstrainer that will make it the suavest wall in the house and guarantee it's luck with the ladies. Oh, and you'll have someplace to pop your keys. Win Win.
Check out these cute as a button button projects from Scrapbooks Etc.
A plain old lampshade gets a lot of personality, thanks to a colorful collection of buttons!
Who knew you could turn buttons into flowers and with such darling results?!
An easy finishing touch to a photo could be a button frame.
Big buttons add a lot of fun to this tab curtain window topper.
To learn how to put these and other button projects into practice...
This weekend in Toronto was genuinely rubbish, wet and windy and yuck. The sort of weather that kicks good intentions in the pants. I had meant to Clear, Organize and generally Improve my closet spaces this weekend. (18 months is more than enough time to acquire a bunch of stuff). Instead I curled up reading, which lead me to make these fellows.
They are Harald and Alec, Heraldic Lions and book ends for my baby's room.
Here's what I...