Going tribal? Taking the handcrafted approach will not only make your tribal nursery look more authentic, but will also help you save a few pennies for your own growing tribe. Not much of a do-it-yourself girl? Don't worry! These imaginative nursery projects are certain to summon your inner DIY goddess. Let's get crafting!
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Tribal Accent Arrows
Create these colorful, tribal nursery arrows using wooden dowels, craft paint and feathers. Simply file the ends into points using sandpaper! See how it’s done in this DIY tutorial by Modern Kiddo.
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Feather-Stamped BlanketContinue to 5 of 14 below.
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Native Americans used elaborately decorated sticks, called spirit sticks, to mark sacred ground and offer up prayers and blessings. These rustic beauties, made using timeworn driftwood and decorated in the tradition of the spirit stick, make for beautiful and meaningful nursery art. Can’t find any driftwood? Try soaking sticks in a bleach-water solution for an aged effect.
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This cozy, little teepee only costs around $60 to make, and you don’t even need to pull out your sewing machine! Genius, right? It gets better: Much like the real thing, this tiny teepee is entirely portable, allowing you to fold it up and take it along for all your little warrior’s adventures.
Make your own with a little help from the lovely ladies over at Project Nursery.
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Fabric Feather Garland
Colorful felt feathers and felted-wool balls make for whimsical bunting in this easy, tribal-inspired DIY. Looking for something a little more authentic? Try using real feathers and beads.
Felt Feather Garlandby Patchwork Cactus.
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With a paintbrush and a little patience, you can easily transform generic, craft-store feathers into one-of-a-kind beauties. Prefer something a little less time-consuming? Try dipping white craft feathers into brightly colored paint, or add a little metallic glam with a touch of gold. Frame your creations or use them to enhance other projects. They also looked amazing tucked into mason jars or small vases.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Tribal Triangle Garland
Recreate this adorable triangle garland using colorful card stock, a paper-punch tool and your sewing machine. Punch triangles and arrange by color. Sew a straight-line right through the middle of each triangle using a loose stitch. Drape your creation across the wall or over furniture, or cut into strands and hang from a rustic stick to create a curtain-effect.
Need a quick color fix? Pick up a ready-made model on Etsy.
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Aztec-Print Fabric Hoops
Add a touch of tribal print to your nursery by creating simple wall hangings using embroidery hoops and colorful, Aztec-influenced fabrics.
Spotted on Etsy.
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Tribal Art Table
With a few stencils and some chalkboard paint, you can turn a plain-Jane table into a tribal-inspired work of art. Simple silhouettes of people, animals and nature bring to mind the cave paintings of the ancients. You can even let your little one leave their own mark with chalk!
Spotted on Hus & Hem.
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