15 DIY Decor Projects for Your Tribal Nursery

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

    DIY Tribal Wall Art Arrows
    Photo by Danielle Thompson via Modern Kiddo.

    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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    Dream Catcher Mobile

    DIY Tribal Dreamcatcher Mobile
    Photo via Winged Whimsy.

    Shower your little brave with sweet dreams by hanging a hand-made dream catcher over his crib. Learn the basics of dream weaving with this easy tutorial from Saving More Than Me.

    Love the dream catcher in the photo? Get your own from Winged Whimsy.

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    Tribal Triangle Wall

    DIY Tribal Stamped Accent Wall
    Photo via Vintage Revivals.

    Recreating this gorgeous, tribal accent wall will cost you no more than a can of paint. Get the full tutorial from Mandi over at Vintage Revivals

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    Feather-Stamped Blanket

    DIY Tribal Feather Print Baby Blanket
    Photo via Hello Copeland.

    This fabulous feather blanket was created using a rubber stamp. Seriously! The secret? A simple trick that makes the ink set permanently into the fabric. Create your own bedding, curtains, throw pillows and more with this step-by-step tutorial by A Mama in Love.

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    Spirit Sticks

    DIY Tribal Driftwood Mobile
    Photo via twelveOeight

    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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    No-Sew Teepee

    No-Sew Tribal Teepee DIY
    Photo via Project Nursery.

    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

    DIY fabric feather garland for tribal-themed nursery
    Photo via Patchwork Cactus.

    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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    Painted Plumage

    Painted Feathers
    Photos via 1. Soul Makes. 2. Copenhaven. 3. At Home In Love. 4. Free People.

    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. 

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    Tribal Triangle Garland

    DIY Tribal Triangle Garland
    Photo via LaCremeBoutiquez.

    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

    Aztec fabric hoop art for tribal nursery
    Photo via IslaysTerrace.

    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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    Paper Feather Mobile

    DIY paper feather mobile
    Photo via Nice People Stamp.

    This gorgeous nursery mobile features embossed-paper feathers created using a die cutter. Smitten? You can pick up the supplies and catch the video tutorial over at Nice People Stamp

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    Fabric Feather Mobile

    DIY tribal feather mobile
    Photo via Tinker with This.

    Sweet and simple, this fabric feather mobile can be made in under an hour using only string, wooden dowels and some scrap fabric. 

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    Tribal Art Table

    DIY tribal art kids' table.jpg
    Photo via Hello Kiddo.

    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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    Aztec-Inspired Monogram

    DIY tribal painted letter
    Photo via The Sweetest Digs.

    Recreating this tribal-wild monogram couldn’t be easier! Just use a pencil to draw a pattern, and fill in the details with paint.