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Five Beautiful DIY Projects For Your Kids Bedroom

With the restrictions of the COVID19 pandemic we’ve all had a bit more time on our hands recently. If you’re looking for something crafty to do, why not make something for your child’s bedroom? It will add a personal touch to their room, and as they grow older they will appreciate that it was made for them by their parent.

We’ve found five DIY crafts that are super stylish and can be completed by anyone - even if you’re a total newbie to gluing, sticking and sewing. Here are our favourite DIY Projects for kids bedrooms…  

wall hanging rainbow nursery decoration

Over The Rainbow

This lovely wall hanging in muted rainbow colours is right on trend, and would be a perfect complement to our Rainbow Quilt. Created by wrapping embroidery thread around woven rope, and finished with a pair of wooden birds, this soothing accessory would look beautiful hanging above a cot, or in amongst a gallery wall of prints in a similar colour palette. 10% of the profits from this kit go to Tommy’s, the children’s charity, so you’d be doing good too!

Needle felt baby nusery decoration

Cloud Mobile Needle Felt

Traditionally loved by hardcore craft enthusiasts, needle felting has become more and more popular in recent years. A great introduction to the skill, this kit has everything you need to needlefelt your own pom poms and turn them into a raincloud mobile to hang over your baby’s cot.

Cot mobiles never go out of fashion, as they are a tried and tested way to capture baby’s attention and help to soothe them. Make sure to hang it well out of their reach, and watch their fascination as it blows in the breeze or twists on its string. The multi-coloured pom poms will provide sensory stimulation for them as their eyes develop and focus.

This kit comes with a choice of coloured merino wools so you can personalise it to suit your little one’s bedroom, as well as a wooden cloud and the tools you need to needle felt.  

hanmade wall hanging baby nursery decor

Macrame Wall Hanging

The trend for macrame isn’t going anywhere. Originally popular in the 70s, these intricate woven string wall hangings can be seen all over the shops and interior design magazines.

Macrame fits perfectly into the recent trend for neutral, calming decor. It’s reminiscent of bohemian, folky style, and adds handmade texture and will look great with our Ankara collection. A macrame wall hanging would suit a soft, earthy toned nursery, or one inspired by botanicals and jungle prints. The great thing about these hangings is they can fit into any bare spot that needs a little love, or stand proudly on their own centred above a changing table.

Created by repeatedly knotting cotton cord together into a pattern, this DIY will need your time and focus. Keep your hands busy while watching TV in the evening, or sitting in the garden in the sun. If DIYs are made with love then all of the individual knots in this piece will leave your child in no doubt of how much you love them!  

handmade nusery wall art

3D Japanese Beetle Papercraft

Many kid are fascinated by bugs, beetles and creepy crawlies. Encourage your little entomologist by making a colony of 3D insects to march across their bedroom wall.

These Japanese Beetles are made from interlocking pieces of recycled card. Easy to make, your kids can even get involved and build their own! The pieces are all pre-cut and printed with bright vegetable based inks so all you have to do is follow the instructions and slot them together to build a 3D model.

The insect collection from Studio Roof includes Rhinocerous Beetles, Dragonflies, Scarab Beetles, Butterflies, Grasshoppers and more, so you can create the colony of your choice.

Once you’ve made your models use Command Strips to stick them to the wall - perhaps they could climb around the window? They will spark the imagination and create a great talking point with your child, as you discuss the different types of insects, their habitats, their different wing shapes, and whatever else your minibeast biologist is inspired by.  

woodland wall hanging nursery decoration

Felt Woodland Garland

Whether you’re nifty with a needle and thread, or not sure where to start with sewing, this garland making kit will let you create a super cute woodland themed decoration for your child’s playroom.

With seven adorable creatures and a toadstool, this garland wouldn’t be out of place strung below a bookshelf or along a fireplace. The kit comes with all the felt squares you’ll need in soft, earthy tones as well as a pattern, instructions and the other bits and bobs you’ll need.

We hope these suggestions have given you some inspiration for things you can make that will look stylish in your child’s nursery. These kits all make the process easy by providing everything you’ll need, but if you’d rather go bespoke there are millions of fantastic DIY ideas online. You could easily lose a day or two on Pinterest looking at all the creative ideas other people have come up with!

For step by step instructions, have a look on Instructables- it’s a community of makers and crafters who share detailed projects and how to recreate them, so all you need to do is get the materials and follow along.  

Here at Kabode we love kids bedroom decor, and our range of 100% organic cotton bedding is the perfect finishing touch to a nursery. We’d love to see what you make for your child’s room, tag us on Instagram so we can see if you make any of these DIY projects!

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Rainbow Cot Bed Quilt
Rainbow Cot Bed Quilt
Rainbow Cot Bed Quilt
Rainbow Cot Bed Quilt
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Rainbow Cot Bed Quilt

Rainbow Cot Bed Quilt

£79.95
Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase
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Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase
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Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase
Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase
Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase

Ankara Duvet Cover & Pillowcase

£49.95
Ankara Quilt
Ankara Quilt
Ankara Quilt
Ankara Quilt
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Ankara Quilt

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Size Guide

Please note that all of our multi pack items include the following:

 

Fitted Sheets - One Patterned Fitted Sheet & One Block Colour Fitted Sheet

Bedding Sets - One Duvet Cover & One Pillowcase

 

Fitted Sheets

 Size To Fit (cms) To Fit (inches)
Width Length Width Length
Crib 45 90 18 35.5
Cot 60 120 24 47.5
Cot Bed 70 140 27.5 55

Pillowcases

Size To Fit (cms) To Fit (inches)
Width Length Width Length
Cot / Cot Bed 60 40 24 16

Duvet Covers

Size To Fit (cms) To Fit (inches)
Width Length Width Length
Cot 100 120 39.5 47.5
Cot Bed 120 150 47.5 59

Quilts

Size To Fit (cms) To Fit (inches)
Width Length Width Length
Cot / Cot Bed 100 120 39.5 47.5